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Nessie Flymph

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:22 pm
by Johnno

Hook is a 12 upeyed, a thread of olive silk, tail of natural mottled grey Coq de Leon hen saddle, hackle of mottled grey CdL hen and body of touch dubbed grey rabbit and mohair. Unweighted fished up to bulging fish, should sit just under the surface film..

Re: Nessie Flymph

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:42 am
by Kiwioz
Hi Johnno,
Can see that working well in meadow streams I frequent. However, what are your thoughts on the upturned eye? For reasons purely aesthetic I completely avoid them.

Re: Nessie Flymph

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:49 pm
by Johnno
This hook is part of some leftovers from a recent order, but I’ve never had a problem with ue hooks. They look just fine to my eye and I’ve certainly never had issues with their hooking abilities. They are a perfect hook for Turle knots which I use a lot in the dusk ( hell of a lot easier to tie with my slowly failing eyesight....) Catskills style dry flies were traditionally tied on ue hooks ( many still are) and the head was often tied a little shorter to better accomodate the Turle tied on catgut, but with today’s fine monos that’s not really necessary.. Flymphs are also traditionally largely tied on ue hooks as they allow the fly to ride better ..