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    Phew! been at it all day, had some slides from the past of the Coch y Bonddu Beetle, Bloodworm and the Heather Fly. Scanned them, then got them to size and I've put them on my website. This is a link to the page.

    http://gwilymhughes.com/flydressing.asp?MenuId=64

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    Great Flys! What hook do you use for the Bloodworm? Thanks.

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    They are dressed on size 8 Admiral Hooks, I had them from the Czech Republic... a few years ago. They are used for Czech nymphs, any hook for that purpose would suit.

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    Hi Gwilym,

    Love the beetle - I use ice dub in the same way on the underside of the abdomen ( on rather less elegant imitations). I think foam patterns are all the better for having a bit of texture added.

    Nice step by step.

    I do have concerns about the finishing touches though - I appreciate that the varnish has been added to fortify the rather delicate raffia. However, have you considered the dire implications the weight imposed has for the proportion of the fly sitting above the meniscus

    Not a dry fly


    Cheers,

    .D.

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    Heh heh heh! it's a ******* Dry!! and that's that

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    Thanks for those Gwilym. I've been waiting ages for your bloodworm pattern to appear. I've had a lot of fish on that one over the years, including a 31/2lb Hanningfield rainbow that took me down to the backing three times!
    All done

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    Nice Spy1, saves me making a pigs ear of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spy1
    Heh heh heh! it's a ******* Dry!! and that's that

    Oh! Good news!

    I'll build a few; see if they come to it...............

    .D.

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    Scotfly,

    Sorry about the delay, the bloodworm are good for Carp also when they are muddying a corner, just leave it there, make sure it's on a 7 or 8 weight and 10lb leader.

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    Nice flies Spy1 glad to know they are officially Dry.

    On your other post with the Shads you mentioned Butcher and Sparkler
    cannot find a dressing for a Sparkler maybe I should wait untill Bonfire Night and buy some

    Tight Lines

    Harry

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