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    WOW - top class

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    outstanding. i love how you use different deer hair for the wing so its easier to separate it from the tail.

    Great wee fly. alanb ties a nice foam version too.

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    Thank you both.
    I've seen Alan's foam version, very nice it is too. There is also a version tied using yarn for the back and wing.
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    Scotfly,

    Sorry to nit-pick (and I may have the wrong hook in mind). Why have you chosen a 1X-long nymph hook, as opposed to a 1X-long dry fly hook? Trivial perhaps; but in swift moving water, why detract from the hackle?

    In flat-moving water, the Halfback Emerger (Mike Lawson) was born onstream when a Humpy's hackle & wings were chopped off. Here the lighter hook may be significant.


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    Kev,

    My turn to nit-pick (on every flea there lives a smaller flee, and on that smaller flea...):

    If I look at the image you posted, and I look at the recipe beside it, are we talking the same fly? (Yes, I apprciate it is not your fly, your photograph, or even your recipe, but you chose to post it )

    Recipe listed does not mention shellback, only 'abdomen' being pheasant tail fibers.

    If I interpret the image correctly, then the abdomen is dubbed (no PT fibers), and the shellback a synthetic yarn, likely Z-lon (no PT-fibers). What gives?

    Cheers,
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    Cheers,
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    Kev, The Kamasan B170 is the equivalent of the TMC100. I think you are thinking of the Kamasan B175 or perhaps the B200, although the the B200 is a 2x long nymph hook.
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    Scotfly,

    Thanks for pointing that out. I always thought the B401 was the equivalent of the TMC 100. Have to check the hook book. I suppose the Humpy's proportions are just as important to its floatability.

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    I think the B401 is a similar hook to the B170. So either would be a good choice.
    The main reason I am using Kamasan hooks is I have 1000's of them left from when I tied commercialy. I don't buy them anymore. Their quality now is very poor, the metal is too soft. I much prefer TMC hooks now.
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