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Anybody know this pattern's name?


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#1 salmobytes

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 05:17 PM

This is an old f ly probably never fished judging by the neatly married wings, even though there is some rust on the hook.  Fly boxes sometimes get wet.
 
This came from a fly box that hasn't been opened since the early 1990s.  It's a handsome fly but I'm not good at classic flies (if indeed this is a classic).  I don't know it's name but would like to. Maybe (maybe) it's a Black Gnat, even though it's tied on a size #14 hook.
 
Does anybody know this fly's name?
 
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#2 flytire

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 05:38 PM

black gnat dry fly

 

https://www.oldtrail...ck-gnat-dry-fly

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=Pl1d92n-Ncw


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#3 Jaydub

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 05:50 PM

Black Gnat. Size doesn't matter (or so I am told).



#4 salmobytes

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 06:49 PM

Got it. OK. I remember my cousin Jon caught a huge rainbow on a #10 mosquito once, which I thought was absurd.  Until years later I realized names are meaningless.


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#5 tjm

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 12:10 PM

I thought #14 was the standard size for that pattern?  



#6 TIER

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 03:18 PM

That be a black tail black gnat.



#7 vicrider

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:30 PM

And just to be nit-picking those are not married wings. Married wings are those from two different color feathers "married" and tied in as one. Those are simply a well tied upright wings from a single pair of feathers.



#8 Al Beatty

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 04:06 PM

Al first ran across this fly in the late '70s in a Poul Jorgensen book (we think?, fading memory). It was originally tied as a quill-wing wet fly then eventually the wings were "reset" to redesign it into a dry fly. Usually the wings are tied out of duck quill (sometime goose) slips but that materials is far enough out-of-vogue that getting matched pairs is not as easy as it used to be. The same fly with blue-dun hackle point wings or Wonder Wings is equally effective and the wings are more durable than the quill slip version. Take care & ...


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