POLL: Tie of the Month: June 2020 'Bit of a drought in tying'

Your favourite fly?

  • CharlesW

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Woodsy

    Votes: 6 7.8%
  • Perrypoker

    Votes: 6 7.8%
  • Logan Houston

    Votes: 6 7.8%
  • Jockiescott

    Votes: 11 14.3%
  • Ryan Houston

    Votes: 3 3.9%
  • doublehooked

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • LouisCha

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • mc andy

    Votes: 6 7.8%
  • stormforce10

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • nwsalar

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • DrPatrickT

    Votes: 9 11.7%
  • firefly

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • noeyedeer

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • pfeul

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Clydebuilt

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • Andrzej

    Votes: 5 6.5%
  • Grassy_Knollington

    Votes: 3 3.9%
  • Gpu

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • iainmortimer

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • fishhead

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • gwelsher

    Votes: 5 6.5%

  • Total voters
    77
  • Poll closed .

Grassy_Knollington

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A Black Boar #18

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Hook: Partidge long shank treble #18
Tag: Silver wire
Tail: Black bucktail, Ruby Red boar bristles and 2 strands Orange Krystal Flash
Body: Silver holo tinsel
Rib: Silver wire
Wing: Red dyed GP tippet over Black fox
Hackle: Black hen
Head: Red

This fly was all over the place at one point and has to remain a real fish catcher.
 

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This simple wee flee has been very effective in low water especially on the upper Dee where I was given it by a local. The original did not have the throat but it has proved a good addition.
The tactic was to fish in the fast water right in the neck of the pool. Floating line, 3 foot of T17 and 1 foot leader. The fly moved so fast I would never have thought a fish could see it but they did.
I don't think you can get the HND doubles any longer unless you can find somebody with old stock. Pity as they a great strong small hook, typical of Partridge to discontinue them :mad:

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Hook - Partridge HND double #12-16
Body - Bare hook
Hackle - Tiny tuft of Glo-Brite yarn #14
Wing - 3 strands Pearl micro Krystal Flash between Jungle Cock back to back
 

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Cracker Gary - I once ( in the olden days when I caught fish Or rather there were more daft fish about) had a super skinny crathie on a float head/5ft Ex super fast chucked it into a fast flow relatively square - and it just stopped. P’d off that I was instantly snagged on a boulder in the fast water I gave it a yank only to find it was a fish!! So thumbs up from me as I know that’ll do the business???
 

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This simple wee flee has been very effective in low water especially on the upper Dee where I was given it by a local. The original did not have the throat but it has proved a good addition.
The tactic was to fish in the fast water right in the neck of the pool. Floating line, 3 foot of T17 and 1 foot leader. The fly moved so fast I would never have thought a fish could see it but they did.
I don't think you can get the HND doubles any longer unless you can find somebody with old stock. Pity as they a great strong small hook, typical of Partridge to discontinue them :mad:

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Hook - Partridge HND double #12-16
Body - Bare hook
Hackle - Tiny tuft of Glo-Brite yarn #14
Wing - 3 strands Pearl micro Krystal Flash between Jungle Cock back to back

Ohh!!! Now that's interesting!!! I do like that... ??
 

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This simple wee flee has been very effective in low water especially on the upper Dee where I was given it by a local. The original did not have the throat but it has proved a good addition.
The tactic was to fish in the fast water right in the neck of the pool. Floating line, 3 foot of T17 and 1 foot leader. The fly moved so fast I would never have thought a fish could see it but they did.
I don't think you can get the HND doubles any longer unless you can find somebody with old stock. Pity as they a great strong small hook, typical of Partridge to discontinue them :mad:

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Hook - Partridge HND double #12-16
Body - Bare hook
Hackle - Tiny tuft of Glo-Brite yarn #14
Wing - 3 strands Pearl micro Krystal Flash between Jungle Cock back to back

that looks like one of those flies that you’d put on as a last resort until the day you catch on it! Like with many trout flies there’s so little to it that real confidence is needed. It also leaves no where to hide but you’ve put it together perfectly.
 

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Cracker Gary - I once ( in the olden days when I caught fish Or rather there were more daft fish about) had a super skinny crathie on a float head/5ft Ex super fast chucked it into a fast flow relatively square - and it just stopped. P’d off that I was instantly snagged on a boulder in the fast water I gave it a yank only to find it was a fish!! So thumbs up from me as I know that’ll do the business???

I think it was probably based on a Crathie, especially after I added that little throat ;)
That wee bit of blue I don't think makes any difference in the fast water, it was either bang or nothing, but picked up fish as the line was slowing down as it came into the calmer water.
 

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that looks like one of those flies that you’d put on as a last resort until the day you catch on it! Like with many trout flies there’s so little to it that real confidence is needed. It also leaves no where to hide but you’ve put it together perfectly.

I could not believe it when I was given it and told how to fish it. 3 casts later I was a convert :D
 

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Mine was in fast water before it slowed to where I’d expect a possible fish. Must have had Bruce Lee responses -as it must have whipped past that quickly and hardly sunk. I also had a sea trout a few years back on a Mini red frances - the fly had literally just landed - again cast quite square so it would drop down to where I thought the fish would be. But - bang. Maybe it took offence to being boshed in the nose. But my best unexpected take was when I worked in Virginia in 2009 for a year - and spent all my weekends fishing the rivers there - I was fishing the Rappahannock (fishing with an ex military Veteran called Steve Moore - who I’d got in touch with via his Fishing blog - his dad was Colonel Hal Moore (We we’re Soldiers ) - anyway - that’s a different story !! - I cast to a possible spot and a decent small mouth bass launched out the water and took the fly mid air. It was unbelievable!! But back to your fly - i KNOW it’ll be a killer. All the best, Patrick
 

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This simple wee flee has been very effective in low water especially on the upper Dee where I was given it by a local. The original did not have the throat but it has proved a good addition.
The tactic was to fish in the fast water right in the neck of the pool. Floating line, 3 foot of T17 and 1 foot leader. The fly moved so fast I would never have thought a fish could see it but they did.
I don't think you can get the HND doubles any longer unless you can find somebody with old stock. Pity as they a great strong small hook, typical of Partridge to discontinue them :mad:

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Hook - Partridge HND double #12-16
Body - Bare hook
Hackle - Tiny tuft of Glo-Brite yarn #14
Wing - 3 strands Pearl micro Krystal Flash between Jungle Cock back to back
Interesting Gary! I assume you fish it square across the neck of the pool and let it swing round?
 

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Done some tying for first time in about a year so here goes:





Hook: Kamasan B280 Low Water double sz8
Thread: Uni 8/0 black
Butt: Silver wire then Green Globrite
Tail: Hot orange turkey biots
Body: Orange Pearl Mylar
Rib: Black Wire
Underwing: Orange GP Tippet
Wing: Bronze Mallard dyed Peach
Throat: Blue Hen Hackle
 
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Black green but type francis
Tail =natural red game cock hackles
2 boar bristles
3or4 stands of flash
Butt=green UTC thread
Body= black thread
Rib=gold oval
Hook=size 14View attachment 46461View attachment 46462View attachment 46461View attachment 46462

I like the look of these weird looking variants! First time I've come across them and now two turn up in one TOTM! BUT...(there's always a but isn't there) can you edit your post to leave just one photo which is one of the rules. You may need to scroll down on the edit screen to delete them as attachments rather than just deleting them in the text if that makes sense. Thanks :)
 

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Done some tying for first time in about a year so here goes:









Hook: Low Water double sz8
Thread: Uni 8/0 black
Butt: Silver wire then Green Globrite
Tail: Hot orange turkey biots
Body: Orange Pearl Mylar
Rib: Black Wire
Underwing: Orange GP Tippet
Wing: Bronze Mallard dyed Peach
Throat: Blue Hen Hackle

That's a really nice fly and I love the last photo too. As above though, for the purposes of the competition could you delate all but the one photo you'd like to put to the vote. I'd love to see the rest kept though so maybe add them in the fly tying pages? Thanks, Iain
 

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That's a really nice fly and I love the last photo too. As above though, for the purposes of the competition could you delate all but the one photo you'd like to put to the vote. I'd love to see the rest kept though so maybe add them in the fly tying pages? Thanks, Iain

Ok, done (not used to the comp/rules so happy to comply!)
Lost the fly in a low water Ribble last time out so don't have an optimised pic but that will have to do this time around until I tie some more!
 

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Ok, done (not used to the comp/rules so happy to comply!)
Lost the fly in a low water Ribble last time out so don't have an optimised pic but that will have to do this time around until I tie some more!

No problem at all and easy done. Its great to have such a fine entry. Question though, what pattern of hook is it. Just wondering as it looks like its got a decent strength wire in it compared to something like the Kamasan version.
 

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I like the look of these weird looking variants! First time I've come across them and now two turn up in one TOTM! BUT...(there's always a but isn't there) can you edit your post to leave just one photo which is one of the rules. You may need to scroll down on the edit screen to delete them as attachments rather than just deleting them in the text if that makes sense. Thanks :)
Think I've managed ?
 

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No problem at all and easy done. Its great to have such a fine entry. Question though, what pattern of hook is it. Just wondering as it looks like its got a decent strength wire in it compared to something like the Kamasan version.
Just checked - The hook is indeed a Kamasan B280 Low Water Double!
I've edited the pattern...
 

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Interesting Gary! I assume you fish it square across the neck of the pool and let it swing round?

Cast square and just let it come round in the fast water. When it slows down at the end of the cast tweak it back as you can get a lot of takes from fish lying on the edge of the current.
 

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May work on a Nordic Tube single?

It could work on anything but I like the thought of 2 points in that fast water. The HND was perfect because it is silver, well the original ones were, and a very heavy wire that helped get the fly down and was also strong enough to hold a good fish.
 

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It could work on anything but I like the thought of 2 points in that fast water. The HND was perfect because it is silver, well the original ones were, and a very heavy wire that helped get the fly down and was also strong enough to hold a good fish.

Yes agreed, I’m also a fan of the HND after springer recommended them a few yrs back. Still have some , v strong and shame they’re discontinued!
 
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