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Saturday, December 13, 2014
Some Very Fine Parachutes and a Mystery Fly
When I started this blog I reached out to a community of anglers who enjoy the beauty of small stream angling. Over the years I have been introduced to so many followers of "Small Stream Reflections" in person, by comments made on the blog, and so many emails. The most common theme to all of the communication is inspiration. Not only do I inspire others, but you inspire me with these comments.
A few weeks ago I received an email from Seth, an angler/fly tyer from New Jersey. He commented on a post I did on tying parachute flies. In the post I said how effective these flies are and how it's almost impossible for me to tie them. He told me it would be a pleasure for him to tie me a few of these parachutes to try. He asked for my name and shipping address and said he would send them out. A few days later I received this Altoids tin full of Adams parachute flies. They are tied beautifully, something he should be proud of.
When I contacted Seth to thank him, as well as his permission to use his name in a blog post his response was yes. He then mentioned how nice it would be to see one of his flies stuck in the corner of a brookies mouth. Well Seth I'll be fishing this weekend and I"ll see if I can arrange such a request. Below is the recipe that Seth gave for tying these flies. "Thanks buddy"
Hook, Dai Riki 320...Thread, Uni 8/0 Black...Post, Poly Yarn...Tail, Barbs From Collins Cree Neck...Hackle, Collins Cree Neck...Abdomen, Stripped Metz Dun Hackle Stem...Thorax, Orvis Spectra Blend Adams Gray.
This is another fly I received in the mail last week. It's a bit of a mystery. The fly had no name, either the pattern or the tyer. The envelope had a Connecticut postmark but that's it. It's a good looking wet fly, perhaps a dark cahill variant. It has a body with a silver tinsel rib, an underwing of what appears to be antron, and a Mallard overwing. If this tyer reads this, would you please contact me as to the pattern name as well as yours.