What wet flies could I tie ?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by mrgando, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. mrgando Member

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    Hey guys, I will go fishing on Monday, and I wanted to try my hand with some basic wet flies.

    I bought a nice Hen Soft Hackle so pattern suggestions in the numbers 14 or even 16 are welcome :)

    Cheers.
  2. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Pretty hard to go wrong with a Hare's Ear wet fly. I tie mine on fine wire and heavy wire hooks to fish different places in the water column. You can use a fine gold wire rib if you like, I do sometimes and leave it out others. I touch dub the abdomen with hare's ear, then spin the bobbin to get a sort of chennile and wrap forward to where the thorax should start. I dub a slightly larger thorax then wrap a very sparse hackle, no more than 1 1/2 turns.

    To make a flymph style fly out of this same concept, I add four or five hacle fibers as a tail, do the abdomen the same. Dub the thorax and wrap the hackle back through the thorax in open turns. These I usually tie on light wire hooks and fish as emergers.

    REE
  3. colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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  4. Rob Ast Active Member

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    A peacock and starling is one of my go-to wet flies - similar to the first fly Colton posted.
  5. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    I noticed that you mentioned you had some nice hen soft hackles. I just remembered that if you go to http://www.danica.com/flytier/ and use the search funtion, you can find a number of great patterns. Click on the search button and type in the hen hackle you have (dun, furnace, etc) and hit find. This feature works with any material and is a great reference.

    REE
  6. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Don't forget about www.westfly.com for hatch advice and suggested patterns.
  7. Keith Hixson Active Member

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    Red Ass - the best soft hackle emerger.
    red tail, red floss about half of the body, the other half of the body peacock herl. Soft hackle (usually grizzly) Whip finish.
    A really great fly. Basically a soft hackle peacock with a short red tail and half the body red floss. Many tiers leave out the tail.
  8. Norm Frechette Active Member

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  9. wet line New Member

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    Orange soft hackle add a rib of yellow thread for a variant, Peacok soft hackle, a brown body soft hackle using either turkey tail of hen pheasant tail as body material and the hackle doesn't matter too much as long as it is sparse. I preffer partridge for soft hackles but almost anything will work. Sparse hackle is a key in my view. If not using partridge any hackle that has barring is good.

    Dave
  10. mrgando Member

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    Guys , thanks for all the replies :) , I will post some pictures of my flies sooner or later! :D
  11. Keith Hixson Active Member

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    I got inspired and tied up a bunch of emergers last night. I'll be ready for next spring.
  12. scottflycst Active Member

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    Keith,
    You must of been reading my mind.
    Don't know if thats good or bad!
  13. Dabhoy New Member

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    How about a brown nymph nice and simple with a basic nymph body and a soft head hackle very effective and simple to tie.
  14. Roadkill Old feather bender

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    Any number of soft hackles and flymphs to mimic your local bugs. For great information go to http://www.flymphforum.com
    Like REE I would go for some of the basics: hare's ear, pheasant tail and peacock bodies to start or whatever dubbing you like for flymphs. Simple floss or thread bodied soft hackles are in my boxes as well.