Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A simple wet fly....plus..

Here is a tutorial of a simple and effective wet fly. The material list is olive thread, some olive hares mask dubbing and a partridge feather.



Start the thread just behind the eye of the hook. The thread will be the body of this fly. Wrap the thread to the back of the hook to where the barb is, and wrap back to the starting point.


Attach the dubbing to the thread, using about 3/4's of an inch.


Wrap dubbing until a nice buggy thorax is formed.


Now prepare the partridge feather by stripping away the fluffy feathers on the stem.


Then strip back the fibers exposing the tip as shown.


Tie in the feather by the tip just in front of the thorax.


Take hackle pliers and attach to the stem of the feather. Make 2 wraps of the feather and tie off. Whip finish.


The completed fly.





The frittata, AKA egg cake. This one has roasted red peppers, mushrooms, spinach, mozzarella cheese. They can be made with almost any ingredient from bacon and sausage to potatoes and broccoli. They can be eaten cold or hot.





17 comments:

  1. Well..you sure do make it look simple Brk Trt..

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    1. penbayman,
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      Mike it really is.

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  2. Great looking fly...and even better looking food! Really enjoyed your posts from the Shenandoah trip , those colors on the fish were simply spectacular. I really need to make it over to that part of the country at some point to experience a little of that beauty for myself.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
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      SNP is an awesome place. Some of those streams offer the solitude needed to enjoy the beauty.

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  3. Alan - Very nice olive north country spider! They work really well this time of year especially in small sizes (18-20)

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    1. Mark,
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      North Country Spider, I have to get used to calling them such. And as you said they work well.

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    2. partridge and olive works too ! Enjoy them

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  4. Simplicity really is the best thing in the world.

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    1. Bill Thomas,
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      Very true, very true.

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  5. There is that word "Simple" again, Alan. When I was tying soft hackles, the biggest concern I had was, getting good quality partridge to use for the soft hackle. Best to buy a partridge skin in the end. Some of the packages of partridge end up being a lot of junk. Sorry, I bet you knew that already.......................

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    1. Mel Moore,
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      It's a fine word.
      Your right Mel, purchasing the whole skin gives one size selection as well as quality.

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  6. I don't know what I like more, the fly or the egg cake. I choose the cake this time.

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    1. Howard,
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      If I were to select, the egg cake would be mine also. It's breakfast time here in New England.

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  7. A simple but very effective fly.....nice post.

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    1. Kiwi,
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      Chris you would know. Your Tenkara flies fit that statement.

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  8. Another Soft Hackle for the arsenal. Frittata looks delish!!!

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    1. TROUT1,
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      A possible New Years Day dish.

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