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    Default Hydropsyche

    Bit of a pigs ear this one but it was tied between reinstalling windows and all other progs, don't you just love these viruses.


    Hook: Curved grub
    Thread: 8/0 to match colour of insect.
    Body: Latex sheet/thin skin/body skin etc
    Gills: Ostrich
    Legs: Pheasant tail fibres pulled sideways off the stem.
    Extra bobbin needed to tie off body.

    Weight hook and smooth off body.


    Turn hook in vice so you can get to the bend and tie in a fluffy feather from the back of a partridge feather.


    Snip off stem to make a V shape and trim to size


    Put hook back to normal position and tie in body, then tie in gills under the hook. Leave bobbin at tie in point.


    Wind on body, first two turns have a bit of pressure on then ease off, when you get two turns from the head put pressure back on. Tie off with other bobbin


    Tie in gills by winding the thread at the back of the overlaps, make sure the gills stay in the middle of the fly. Turning the vice as you do this helps.


    Tie in legs by slipping under the thread, pull to size


    Put some tension on the thread and the legs pop up, take one turn forward. Snip off butts.


    Tie in other two sets of legs the same way, colour fly with marker and varnish head.


    Take your time with the legs and get the feet pointing the same way and brush out any gills that are tied down (not like this one).

    Last edited by Tango51; 04-02-2007 at 07:24 AM.

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    great photos and great tying looks lethal

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    nice one tango ,i don't know if i'd want to fish with it in case i lost it.

    jim
    The Fishermans Friend is the Flirty Fly,Fickle Food for Fleeting Fish.

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    Very nice Tango, thank you.
    All done

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    Hi Tango,

    Very nice tutorial

    A similar pattern, but tied to ride point up, is this Hydropsyche submitted by Keith Wallington from South Africa:

    http://www.danica.com/flytier/kwalli...wallington.htm

    Cheers,
    Hans W

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    Now that one is very nicely tied.
    The only trouble with tying them to swim point up is the weight has to go on the outside of the hook bend, this puts the body taper in the wrong place. I doubt if the fish would mind though.

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    Cool

    Nicely done Tango.

    Here's an alternative way of tying the same insect from the 'old' Forum.....

    http://flyforums.proboards53.com/ind...ead=1137522239


    Dougie

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    Thanks Tango. Classy step by step. What are the best marker pens to colour these flies and where can they be bought?
    Another Buckfast or two will do !!

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    Any permanent marker will be OK. I use the Pantone Tria from Letraset but there are cheaper ones out there now.

    A browse through these threads will give an idea of what, where and price.

    http://www.flyforums.co.uk/search.php?searchid=74381

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    Amazing tying, thanks for sharing

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