Smokejumper Quill Variation

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Smokejumper Quill Variation

Post by tie2fish »

I recently saw on fellow member Matt Grobet's blog a video demonstrating how to tie a pattern called "Smokejumper". This pattern is designed to imitate a midge emerger hanging in the film, and the video suggests that numerous variations may be effected by simply using different abdomen and thorax materials. This version does that using stripped peacock herl from the batch of large eyes that Joe brought into his inventory last spring (think Quill Gordons).

Hook: Daiichi 1130, Size #16
Thread: Uni 6/0, black
Abdomen: Stripped peacock herl
Wing case/wing: Light dun CDC
Thorax: Peacock herl


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Re: Smokejumper Quill Variation

Post by Eperous »

Bill... great tie, great looking fly... thanks for sharing, I can see that pattern catching tough selective surface feeding trout... ;) and thanks to Matt also... :D


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Re: Smokejumper Quill Variation

Post by novabass »

Beautiful fly Bill!
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Re: Smokejumper Quill Variation

Post by Matt Grobert »

Very nice fly and photo, as usual, Bill. Here's my quill version - I should have you photograph mine, too. :roll:
Smoke Jumper - Quill.jpg
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