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    Greenwell's Variant



    Another version of the classic pattern that has works really well for me on the Liffey and Barrow recently. Its similar to one sold by the Donegal Fly Company, tied by Andrew Ryan.

    HOOK TMC 206BL Sz 16.
    THREAD Pearsall's Primrose Silk Waxed.
    WING - CDC Fibres.
    TAIL Clear Microfibbets.
    RIB Copper Wire.
    BODY Thread.
    HACKLE Brown.


    STEP 1

    Mount the hook, catch thread on and trim the waste.




    STEP 2

    Line up two or three CDC feathers, depending on the size of feather and hook, and clip off the tips.




    STEP 3

    Stroke the fibres forward and catch in above the quills with a few wraps of thread.




    STEP 4

    Trim the waste CDC.




    STEP 5

    Catch in two tail fibbets and bring thread down to the bend.




    STEP 6

    Catch in the rib and return the thread to the thorax.




    STEP 7
    Wind the rib to the thorax, tie down and break off the waste.




    STEP 8

    Catch in the hackle, wind the thread forward and build up in front of the wing. Then take a couple of figure eight wraps of thread through the wing to split it.




    STEP 9

    Wind the hackle forward with three turns either side of the wing, tie off at the eye and trim the waste.




    STEP 10

    Take a couple of loose figure of eight wraps of thread through the underside of the hackle to split it, stroke the hackle fibres up wards into place and the tighten the thread.




    STEP 11

    You don't want any fibres below the body, so with your hackle pliers pluck off any fibres that are hanging down, Whip finish and trim the wing to length.



    Cheers

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    Another simple but effective looking pattern. Thanks for sharing. But may I ask why the 206?
    Last edited by XL50; 03-07-2008 at 04:22 PM.
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    Sorry I should have added that Im of to buy some tmc hooks, and previous patterns used the 103, so I was wondering if there is much difference e.g. performance?
    Till The Next Cast

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    I used to tie them on 103BLs, but I had one straighten a while back when I had a nice fish on, so I lost a bit of confidence in them. The 206BL have a stronger wire, and a wider gape than the 106s, also the size 16 206 has the same length shank as a size 17 106. I like the shape of the 206s too and they work just fine.

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    Cheers Murtol.
    Till The Next Cast

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    Nice simple but effective looking fly Murtol. I'll have to try a few myself.

    Don.
    Tight Lines. :)

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    Thanks

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