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|Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:14 am Post subject: Single winged wet flies
|Here are three wet flies of an old style dating probably more
than two hundred years. They were used by the local professional
fishermen in casts of up to a dozen flies or even more.
If you want a look at their way of life, have a look at the Book Archive,
look up David Webster's book 'The Angler and the Loop Rod'.
About ten years a copy of this book would have cost about
BP100.00, now you can get a free digital copy.
Anyway, enough of my blethers, here are the flies.
Furnace and Hare-Lug Upright
There are few ingredients,
Hook: Size 12.
Thread: Orange silk.
Wing: Furnace Hen Hackle.
The hackle is wound on two or three turns as if dressing a spider,
then the fibres are swept upright and held there with a few turns
around their base.
Body: Hare's Ear Dubbing, covering up the thread at the base of
the hackle and forming a thorax.
Black and Blae
Hook: size 12.
Body: Black Dubbing
Rib: Silver wire
Hackle: Dun hen
Hook: Size 12
Body: Light Hare Lug
Hackle: Indian cree hen (?), a well marked pheasant hackle an alternative.
There are some more Upright winged wet flies on -
some of these use a single wing slip.
For dressing single wing slips, look at
Clyde Flies on the web-site.
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