Published May 2. 2011 - 11 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Single winged wet flies


[b:ea4984b239]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.
Thread: Black.
Body: Black Dubbing
Rib: Silver wire
Hackle: Dun hen

March Brown
Hook: Size 12
Thread: Orange
Body: Light Hare Lug
Rib:Silver wire
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.[/b:ea4984b239]


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