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Your "WET" flies...


So gents...one of the things I find most interesting is HOW a fly looks once she's been for a swim (often quite unlike its dry version). I was altogether unsure about the "logic" of tying the Gardener "old school" style with the GP curving up and away from the body...
Until I noticed the effect in the photo below...

Post up your wet girls...I think it may be an interesting thread...
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These are old-stock pics from the Shenandoah main stream a few weeks back. No intro needed for the one who's easy wet or dry. The other... that's a Lady Caroline in Smally's maw:
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I dig this !!

Here's a few "wet shots":

A flea gifted from a friend, great design !!



This one was stolen from me right after this photo was taken by a dime bright beast !!



A couple sparsely dressed Dees:




An over dressed Dee:



A battle torn G.Highlander variation



My favorite Dee of all:




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That looks shrimpy as shrimpy gets !!
Nice work Ben


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Great thread! Gorgeous flies everyone👍
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See page 11 under "wet flies"...
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Man this thread is awesome! Those flies have been off the charts.

Thanks for sharing.

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this has always confused me...
so

a wet fly out of the water is completely different that how it will look in the water
even moreso drastic than vise to water

no?
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I think the fascinating thing with tying is to "see" the fly when wet...A lady Caroline is a rather plain looking fly in the vise but "Pops" when wet...

some flies i've tied looked great in the vise but not in the water...could have tied a stick on and it would have had more movement....
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this has always confused me...
so

a wet fly out of the water is completely different that how it will look in the water
even moreso drastic than vise to water

no?
Even tho he is a salty tier Enricho Puglisi talks about this a bit in his videos and yup slicked back held together by surface tension looks absolutely nothing like how a fly would look or behave swimming. I think tho some people do it so they can see the colours after they are wet? I know some natural materials come alive in water!!! Always confused me too, a good way tho is those fly testing tanks, gives a fairly close example of how a fly would act under tension... But yes i assume this is for colour? Or something else?
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Mike,

A question on your knots - are you using a large no-slip mono loop so you can switch flies easy?

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Mike,

A question on your knots - are you using a large no-slip mono loop so you can switch flies easy?

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Hi Fritz

Yup, I tie a double over-hand knot
Essentially it's a Double Surgeon's Loop knot - 100% knot strength, easy-peasy lemon squeezy to tie, even during freezing temperatures when you can't feel your finger tips !! If I'm swinging large Dees or traditional speys, I tie a 3" to 4" loop. For smaller flies, I will tie a 2" loop. I haven't found the fish to shy away at all, so no worries there


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