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Kimo what is in that body? The segmentation looks fantastic.

Just tinsel and pheasant tail.

 

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Working on some hair hackle wet flies. Trying to capture the Pott's woven fly look without all the weaving.

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Some folks are a bit confused about what a Pott's Hair hackle fly pattern is: These are pictures of my grandfathers old flies, and some that I found in a yard sale. I want to copy the look of some of the Pott flies, just for the experience of using them. I don't really want to duplicate the original process.

 

 

 

These flies were developed by Francis B Pott in the 1920a.all used a woven hair hackle. In early days, the hackle came from various long game animal hairs. When they were produced later for the retail market, the hair used was primarily horse main. The hackle weaving was a complicated process, and Pott never shared how it was done. George F. Grant wrote about a simpler method for weaving the hackles. His book The Master Fly Weaver was printed in a limited edition of 1950 Copies. Mine is number 1616, but the descriptions of the tools and process while very well done, are not really worth the trouble for a few fishing flies.

 

Most, but not all of the bodies on these flies were also done with various weaves. The body weave is easier, and just takes a little practice.

 

Fishinguy, the "Bi Color Nymph" you mention, may have been this one. If so, its not at all similar. Nice nymph, but not what I am after.

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Trying to capture the Pott's woven fly look without all the weaving.

 

 

check out the body on a bi color nymph for your desired effect. Could have sworn the originator of the pattern was a member here and put up an sbs, darned if I can find it though.

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These are my favorite flies to fish over sunken weed beds with a sink tip line. Fly floats, line lays supported in the weeds,strip fly dives and then pops back up. Some Ill weight with lead wraps and pull them down deeper around structure.

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I just had to try one once.

 

Wanted to be subsurface\ suspend maybe; so the sparse deer hair head. Only 5" long...

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PMD Comparadun & PMD Sparkle Dun, some amber some "pmd" color... Usually I overdo the dubbing, but on the amber one maybe too sparse... someday I'll get it just right.

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