Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Soft Hackle Flies and Late Night Music

Humpy Flymph

Hook: Daiichi 1640
Thread: Pale olive
Tail: Yellow mallard, 3-4 barbs
Hump: Tan ostrich, paraloop style over thread body
Hackle: Woodcock

Wet Poodle
Hook: TMC 206 BL
Thread: Black or charcoal
Butt: Peacock herl
Hackle: Starling



I love wetfly and piano too! : ) love the ant pattern! Vlad, do you fish them dead drift or swing? or both?

flyfishingunlimited said...


I haven't had chance to try them yet-they are brand new. I did have very good luck with dry version of the Poodle last summer. I'd love to try the wet Poodle/ant dead drift, since I also fish wet beetle patterns that way. I am sure trout would sometimes take them on the swing, too.

We still have snow on the ground-spring is slow up here :-(

Jeremy said...

Nice fly Vlad. I didn't know you could tie in the Paraloop style...GOOD job!! I have yet to learn that and find it interesting.

I recently saw one just like it in the latest Fly Tyers magazine, a favorite.

Nice job!


flyfishingunlimited said...

Thanks Jeremy. I used to tie more paraloop flies, but usually with dry fly hackle and sometimes soft hackle collars. Now I am experimenting with wet paraloops, tied with herl.

You can see some of my paraloops in my blog posts made in May 2006.

Cameron Mortenson said...

Vlad...that Humpy Flymph looks like a killer pattern!

flyfishingunlimited said...

Thanks Cameron-the only small problem might be the durability of the hump, but time will tell...

dsflyfishing said...

Those are some real purdy flies! I'd wouldn't mind a few of the humpy flymphs

flyfishingunlimited said...

Thanks for your comments, dsflyfishing. I just checked out your blog-it looks very nice!

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