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Box of Wets

Friday December 10th 2004
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Box of Wets

Published: Friday December 10th 2004 (10 years ago)
Updated: Friday December 10th 2004, 4:42PM
by Bob Petti

Got Wet Fly Fever


I've been messing around with the classic wet flies lately. They are fun to tie, and really pretty. They dress up a clip fly box nicely. This one is a Perrine 60, one of two I've got reserved for these flies. I might replace them with a Wheatly 4" clip box with 7's if I can raise some fun money. It's not quite full yet - but we're getting there.

The flies are Dr. Burke, Pebble Beach, Cassin, Abbey, Ferguson, Fish Hawk, Catskill, Pink Lady, and finally a couple Tomah Joes. There are so many patterns, it's hard to pick ones to tie. I'm trying to find a mix of wing materials - some bright quill, some mottled turkey, some duck flank, and a mix of body styles - palmered hackle, ribbed floss, and herl. I've wanted to tie up a set of flies like this for a LONG time.

Maybe the other box will be filled with some of the classic UK wet flies. We'll see.


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