Winged Wet Flies for Rough Streams.

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Winged Wet Flies for Rough Streams.

Post by upstatetrout » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:14 pm

The Little Sky Blue. I found this fly in A Handbook of North Country Flies by Roger Fogg in the chapter Winged Wet Flies for Rough Streams .The dressing goes back to A Quaint Treatise on Flees and the Art of Artyfichall Flee Making by W.H.Aldam 1876. According to Aldman the book is based on the manuscripts of an old man of 18th century origin.
I was researching this topic while waiting for my copy of Rediscovering Cutcliffe to arrive. The 2 books may have some things in common. Only time will tell and it is a long winter.

Hook. Daiichi #1480 size 14.
Silk Pearsalls gossamer blue.
Wing. Starling quill slips.
Body. Blue silk.
Hackle. Starling side feather.

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Re: Winged Wet Flies for Rough Streams.

Post by redietz » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:15 pm

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Re: Winged Wet Flies for Rough Streams.

Post by dj1212 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:40 pm

Beautiful fly. I'm going to tie some flies with blue thread and see what the trout think. :)
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Re: Winged Wet Flies for Rough Streams.

Post by daringduffer » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:35 pm

I looks like a well tied artificial :) .

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