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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Reversed Tied Emergers
A few years ago while viewing a post on "smallstreams.com" I was taken by a series of emergers tied in reverse. They were beautiful looking flies and had the look of Fish Taker. These flies were tied by a inovative and very talented master fly tyer from England, his name is Roy Christie.
I communicated with Roy and purchased several of his patterns. Upon recieving them I did a through inspection of them, trying to figure out his way of tying them. It was not an easy time of it when I sat down at the bench and attempted to duplicate the flies. My copies were not close to his, but appeared OK to fish.
On numerous trips I fish the two, Roy's and mine. The results were about 50/50, the diference was I was able to fool a few wary browns on The Farmy using Roy's because of their smaller size.
I still tie these and fish them often,and perhaps I could someday see exactly how he ties them. They are a great pattern.
You can view some of Roy's work here,http://reversedparachutes.blogspot.com/
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Don't know if this is exactly how he ties them but perhaps this is close....ReplyDelete
I've been fascinated by the fly for a while as well but have never fished it.
Brad, Thats an excellent link. It helps show his hand at these flies. Very detailed. I appriciate it, and so will others interested in tying this fly.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comment on my attempts.
That is a pattern I have never thrown. I think I am going to have to try it... backward.ReplyDelete
The Average Joe Fisherman
I love to see new methods but I'm wondering what the advantage is in positioning the hackles at the bend instead of the traditional position. I have noticed that two of the flies in the five set photo are tied in the traditional way.ReplyDelete
I believe that I can work up some reasonable examples of this "style" but the question has to be asked: are they better??
MRFF, I can't say that the hackle placement is better or worse tied in either location, but when I fish them in the streams I fish the one with the hackle tied in at the bend out preforms the other. Perhaps the look from underwater, a possible cripple perhaps, that will draw the swifter response.ReplyDelete
I would guess from your statement that the hackle at the bend out performs the traditional style.ReplyDelete
Yes it has.
that link on UKFlyDressing.com works,ReplyDelete
here is a link to a slideshow, let it load then watch it grow through every stage.
It represents anything in the surface,
sinks the tippet, easily sucked in.