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Olive George 1 year, 1 month ago #32717



Olive George
Hook: Partridge Stronghold #10
Thread: Gudebrod 8/0, olive
Front hackle: Ringneck pheasant church feather, dyed olive
Second hackle: Golden pheasant breast feather, dyed olive
Body hackle: Hen, dyed olive
Rib: Tinsel, gold oval
Tag: Gudebrod waxed nylon, chartreuse
Tail: Gudebrod waxed nylon, chartreuse
Body: Seal's fur, dyed golden olive (or substitute)
Legs: Pheasant tail barbs, double knotted - two pair
Cheeks: Jungle Cock

Cheers,
Hans W
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Re: Olive George 1 year, 1 month ago #32734

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Hans, there's a lot going on there for such a small fly, but you pulled it off rather nicely. I know Dave McPhail often uses knotted legs on wet flies, which we usually only see on terrestrials on this side of the Pond. Can you shed any light on the history/reasoning for the knotted legs?
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Re: Olive George 1 year, 1 month ago #32736

Bass_Bug wrote:
Hans, there's a lot going on there for such a small fly, but you pulled it off rather nicely. I know Dave McPhail often uses knotted legs on wet flies, which we usually only see on terrestrials on this side of the Pond. Can you shed any light on the history/reasoning for the knotted legs?


Roger,

The knotted legs are typical for what the UK tiers refer to as hopper patterns. This is not grasshoppers, these 'hoppers' refer to crane flies. They are also found on Bibio patterns, where a pair of (often dyed black) PT barbs are the gangly hind legs. I tend to tie my Bibios with knotted magpie barbs, which are already natural black.

These knotted PT legs also add a good degree of movement and I like them on other patterns also.

Here is my version of a classic eastern Canada brook trout pattern, the Peacock Despair



Cheers,
Hans W
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Last Edit: 1 year, 1 month ago by Hans Weilenmann.

Re: Olive George 1 year, 1 month ago #32737

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Ah, crane flies, that makes sense. This is some info Hans, Thanks! That's a good looking Despair by the way.
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