Evil Betty

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Evil Betty

Post by Fishnkilts » Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:10 pm

I have shown this fly to a few people and they really seem to like it. It started out as a Trude style fly tied by a man who lives in Montana. Unfortunately he won't be with us long because he was exposed to Agent Orange during Vietnam.
This is the original Evil Betty.

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I was first introduced to Evil Betty by my neighbor who goes to Montana once a year and he was given these flies by this man. From what I hear, Evil Betty is a great fly. So I thought I'd tie a wet fly version in honor of this Vietnam Veteran, and the onlookers at the tying expo really liked it.

I showed it to Mike62 here on the forum and he said I needed to post this fly for you all to see.

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Re: Evil Betty

Post by letumgo » Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:40 am

I wanna take the Evil Betty Twins for a swim! :D

Beautiful flies!
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Re: Evil Betty

Post by Variant » Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:44 am

Great flies. I like the history .
Well done.

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Re: Evil Betty

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:53 am

I'm with Ray. Both look great and deserve a swim.
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Re: Evil Betty

Post by Roadkill » Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:17 pm

Great looking fly, I have to make some Trudes and a SH Version. 8-) ;)
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Re: Evil Betty

Post by Roadkill » Sun Mar 17, 2024 5:28 pm

I don't know which fly came first the Evil Betty or the Evil Betsy but thanks for the inspiration!

Here is my Steelhead variation the Bad Lizzy... ;)
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Re: Evil Betty

Post by Mike62 » Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:53 am

...which begs the question; can you fish the Bad Lizzy while listening to Thin Lizzy?
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Re: Evil Betty

Post by DUBBN » Wed Mar 20, 2024 10:20 am

I like this Evil Betty setup.

I am going to copy it, and try it in the next few months.

Winged and wingless.

Well done!!
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Re: Evil Betty

Post by Fishnkilts » Fri Mar 22, 2024 8:58 am

Roadkill wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 5:28 pm I don't know which fly came first the Evil Betty or the Evil Betsy but thanks for the inspiration!

Here is my Steelhead variation the Bad Lizzy... ;)
ImageRIMG3687 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
WOW!!! I love the look of it. I will have to show this photo to my neighbor who introduced me to Evil Betty.
Then I'm going to tie a few dozen of this soft hackled version.

Great job and two thumbs up.
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