Old Swedish wet fly

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viking
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Old Swedish wet fly

Post by viking » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:10 am

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"Bodsjöflugan".
An old Swedish pattern, from a book from 1925 "Handbok i Sportfiske" by Rudolf Hammarström.
The author says it's a good fly for big Brownies.

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Re: Old Swedish wet fly

Post by Eperous » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:53 pm

Thanks for the history and posting... neat!

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Re: Old Swedish wet fly

Post by The Novice Returns » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:30 pm

When's the New York Hunting Season for Bluejays?
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Re: Old Swedish wet fly

Post by quashnet » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:40 pm

American Jays are federally protected (as are all songbirds) under the Migratory Bird Act. Can't say what regs may exist for European Jays, which is the source of the feather.

A little-known dry fly pattern of the 1930s is the Blue Jay, described by Paul H. Young in Making and Using the Dry Fly. This example is the only fly from the Young shop that I have ever seen accompanied by a printed paper tag. Aside from the hackle, in its overall coloration the Blue Jay is not so different from the Swedish fly.

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Re: Old Swedish wet fly

Post by tie2fish » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:20 am

The Veniard company packages and sells pairs of European jay wings. Find a USA distributor for Veniard and you have a source. Joe?

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Re: Old Swedish wet fly

Post by Joe Fox » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:54 am

tie2fish wrote:The Veniard company packages and sells pairs of European jay wings. Find a USA distributor for Veniard and you have a source. Joe?
I think I have a few pairs of wings instock...

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