Chappie

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Jack Devlin, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    I have in hand a copy of the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club's publication copyrighted in 1982. On page 52 is a picture of the Chappie fly, tied with orange wool body and ribbed with orange silk thread.

    Recipe calls for:

    Hook size 12 through 2
    (I would imagine larger size for steelhead.)
    TAIL Tips of two long, narrow grizzly hackles
    tied face to face.

    BODY Orange wool, ribbed with orange silk
    thread or gold tinsel

    THROAT Grizzly tied on as collar
    (Shown as sparce and moderate)

    WING Tips of two long narrow grizzly hackles,
    back to back and high off hook.

    Credit was given to C. L. (Outdoor) Franklin of Los Angles as the originator

    This fly is not a bright as Jack's fly above and the neck hackle is a tad shorter, otherwise it is the same. Nice tie, Jack.
     
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    Olivebugger,
    Thanks for that.
    The only picture of Franklin's Chappie that I have is in Trey Comb's "Steelhead Fly Fishing and Flies" bottom of Plate V. Colors do look a bit muted in the Plate but the overall quality of the photos is not so hot. Also, my cell camera doesn't handle my lighting well.
    I think what makes Franklin's fly unique is the high wing and long tail. Simple pattern which I think will work on cutthroat. I've tied up six of them and will give em a try.
    Jack
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    I wish I had the talent and equipement to post the picture of the fly in my book. I think I might try this one out this summer in some of the planted lakes. First of all, I have to cut my grass though. :D
     
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