Some New Wingless Wets to share.

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Soft-hackle

Some New Wingless Wets to share.

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Hi all,
Some new wingless wets on vintage hooks:

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Point Cadet

Hook: Mustad 3665B, Limerick #10
Thread: Dark Brown 8/0 Uni-thread
Hackle: Cream Badger Hen
Rib: Fine silver wire
Abdomen" Gray Pearsall's Gossamer, Doubled and wrapped.
Thorax: Black hare's ear dubbed to tying thread and roughed up with a dubbing needle.


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Sanders' Petite Claret

Hook: Mustad 3135 # 14
Thread: 8/0 Black Uni Thread
Hackle: Silver Speckled Coq de leon hen
Abdomen: Claret Pearsall's Gossamer, doubled and wrapped
Thorax: Maroon wool, dubbed to tying thread


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Olive Ascension Caddis

Hook: Mustad-Limerick 31217 T.U.E #15
Thread: 8/0 Olive Uni-thread
Hackle: Silver Speckled Coq de leon hen
Ribbing: Fine Pearlescent mylar tinsel
Body: Olive Hare's mask, dubbed Leisenring fashion on 8/0 olive Uni-thread-roughed with dubbing needle after wrapping rib.

Mark

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Re: Some New Wingless Wets to share.

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Great looking flies, Mark... :D

Ed

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That grey thread almost looks siver dry, wonder what it tuns into wet....
Very nice flies and hooks.

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Thanks Ed & Joe.

Mark

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Post by willowhead »

Great flies Mark.....very cool old hooks as well. Here's one on a VERY old hook.....it's a Shakespeare O'Shaughessy Forged 6/0
i get these hooks from a local cat who has an antique tackle shop here in Bull Shoals.....he finds them in 4/0 and 6/0. he charges me a buck a hook.....VERY fair price i'd say. They come with four ply gut still attached in a huge loop and run almost all the way down the shank.......pain in the butt to remove, but well worth the effort. If i remember right, i used bout 4 strands of Ostrich herl in the body, the butt is dubbed, and so is the thorax also being well picked out. Both tinsels for tag and rib are antique/vintage copper, (from the tinsel lady in Manhattan), but of VERY different diameters. The eye is fly line backing. ;)
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Soft-hackle

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Very nice tying, Mark. That hook is classic.

Mark

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Just love that first one... Keep em coming mate
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Lovely flies, all, Mark. Always appreciate your work.
Leigh

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Great ones Mark!

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Thankx Mark, hadn't realized you'd responded til now.
i can send you one of those hooks if you like? PM me over at your site. ;)

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