Flies & Fly Tying A Name For This Fly Please?

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  • #763969

    Mitta
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    Our mate Darren (Squish) at ‘Untamed Flies and Tackle’ recently gifted to participants of the Forum Gathering, some flies. Thank you Darren.

    Do they have a name?  I know they function well, but does anyone (including Squish) know what they are called?

    In advance, thank you.

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    #763986

    mitch aka 2 fish
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    parachute gum bettle/blowfly madam x hopper.

    and that’s not a fly, mate. that’s a lure.

     

    I don’t know why you insist on upsetting me,

    shawn

     

    ps. or it’s doug.

    #763993

    MJL
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    Para Improved Humpy Green Bottle.  They are a Manic fly from NZ.

    #764000

    Mitta
    Participant

    Para Improved Humpy Green Bottle . . . a Manic fly from NZ.

    Well done MJL, thank you. It’s funny you know . . . it was in NZ that I found them useful . . . coals to Newcastle it would seem.

    Shawn, I don’t mean to upset you. Given that you are far better looking than me, maybe it’s a subconscious/Freudian thing.

    Now you’ve opened up that old ‘chestnut’ – the lure versus fly debate. Yeah, I know, I know! I shouldn’t have mentioned it. However, I tend to agree with you about the lure bit.

    While in NZ recently, I saw some wonderful salmon flies . . . erm, lures . . . erm flies. Damn it, you know what I mean.

    Cheers and happy Para Improved Humpy Green Bottles to you all.

    Time for a (another) pink gin methinks . . . thanks again, Jimmy. Seeking an appropriate time for the ‘Splendid One”

     

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    #764044

    john l gower
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    the blue worked a treat  in feb on the Canterbury rivers

    #764061

    Andrewa
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    A “Dr Wark” modern variant?

    #764070

    Mitta
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    Nope, I don’t think so Andrew.  I can see why you would arrive at that opinion though.

    I have actually made a detailed study of the Dr Wark/Dr Wark Special and the only similarity would be the bottle green body.  The early bodies were made of green lurex. Modern, now commercialised, versions often utilise green tinsel.

    Cheers . . .

    Something like this . . .  from FlyLife magazine #44

     

     

    #764089

    jimmyellenberger
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    I was going to go for the Beau Brummel as a good name. It is certainly an overdressed dandy… which fits the description neatly.

    Cheers… Jimmy

    #764118

    mitch aka 2 fish
    Participant

    I see what you’re doing there, jimmy.

     

    cheers,

    beau

    #764122

    Alanta
    Participant

    I would have called it a b.o.e. ….. a Bit Of Everything fly

    #764130

    MJL
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    I have bought them in NZ. And a version without rubber legs from Hurley’s in Lumsden. And some fancy ones from Stu’s. I think they all work about the same as the standard blowfly humpy.

    #764138

    mitch aka 2 fish
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    humpies have to be the ‘sportin’nest’ way to fish. with bodies that rotund you might as well just cut the barb free.

    stick one on a tmc200r and you can fish like you’d never left the house.

     

    cheers,

    shawn

     

    fun to tie, humpies… and very little else.

    #764163

    DrGraham
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    Para Improved Humpy Green Bottle is a bit of a long-winded name.  I’d call it the Gaudi after architect Antoni Gaudi.  This fly would fit in well in Barcelona.

    #764167

    mitch aka 2 fish
    Participant

    well there goes my idea for the ‘drunken uncle falls into the christmas tree again’ fly.

    #764175

    Mitta
    Participant

    This fly would fit in well in Barcelona.

    Nah!!!! My experience around Barca and environs is that the ‘zebras’ are far, far too small to even contemplate one of these in any of their mouths.

    Despite a local’s assertions that the zebras are 10″ to 24″ and in good numbers, you would be lucky to find yourself attached to one over 4″.

    Dammit! now you’ve opened up an old would and got me started . . . again.

    A very scarred Mitta

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