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Old 15-07-2017, 08:59 PM
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Default Spent Spinner

I'm looking for a spent spinner dry fly I believe I saw on the FFF. It uses a dry fly hook with a turned up eye. Stripped peacock herl for the body. Brown(?) hackle for the tail, and the wings are cut from a hackle feather using a wing cutter. There is brown(?) hackle tied in front near the hook eye, and then the bottom of the hackle is trimmed away. Anyone seen a fly like this?
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Old 16-07-2017, 04:03 AM
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Ah ha! I found it. It was called a Lunn's Particular. Great looking dry fly.
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Old 16-07-2017, 04:16 AM
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If anyone has tied a Lunn's Particular I would like to know what size hook is preferred, and the type. The YouTube presentation of tying the fly doesn't tell what hook is used or the size. It has a turned up eye, and is this preferred over a straight or turned down eye? Thanks.
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Old 16-07-2017, 06:00 AM
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Default Re: Spent Spinner

You may find the article below interesting . . .

Mick Lunn, river keeper - obituary - Telegraph

Here's the dressing from Donald Overfield's '50 Favourite Dry Flies.' It was usually tied on a 14 or 15, sneck bend up eyed hook.

Click the image to open in full size.Lunns Particular by dunstan.paul.t21, on Flickr

This is another Lunn fly, the Yellow Boy and it shows the sort of hook he tied on . . .

Click the image to open in full size.image-13 by dunstan.paul.t21, on Flickr
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taterdu: Thanks ever so much for the info about the Lunn family, and the formulae for the Lunn Particular. The Test seems to be quite a river, but man's greed seems to be pushing it towards an early demise. We have the same problem in Arkansas here in the states with our one time pristine Buffalo River, a great Smallmouth fishery. It seems the influential politico have turned their heads and allowed a pig farm to be built on the banks of the river. They say the pig waste will not effect the river, but if that's true then I plan on buying Buckingham Palace for six pence. Happy fishing and thanks again.
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