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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-23-2020, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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Blackwater Golden Olive

Another Irish pattern tied for Fly Fishing Collaborative.



This is the Blackwater Golden Olive found in the Farlows book. Very fishy methinks. Reminds me of a Childers with that yellow hackle and body. I am wondering if the Blackwater is a peaty river - I think yellow would look great in tannin water.

My daughter was practicing with the camera and shot a few pics of the fly being built.

Much thanks to our GreenSpot_Jerry for the hook.







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Superb tying and great photography - as usual. I would assume a few of your fine English/Irish classics have ended up in the maw of a salar. Sure would be cool to get a pic of that. Stay well my friend.
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Superb tying and great photography - as usual. I would assume a few of your fine English/Irish classics have ended up in the maw of a salar. Sure would be cool to get a pic of that. Stay well my friend.
You are awake at an ungodly hour, Rich. Same here...but stuck at work. It sure would be fun to see some of these fool a salar. Cheers, kind sir.

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Photography is excellent, fly is perfect ... those stones still confuse me though


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Blackwater...

Beautiful flee in an inexplicably pragmatic way...maybe its the tinsel and ribbed body that makes it feel very workmanlike in design.
What is the book you source all these patterns from??

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Uh.........Stellar!
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Photography is excellent, fly is perfect ... those stones still confuse me though


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Beautiful flee in an inexplicably pragmatic way...maybe its the tinsel and ribbed body that makes it feel very workmanlike in design.
What is the book you source all these patterns from??

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Thank you, Tom. Farlows Classic Salmon Flies is worth a purchase. It's been out for maybe 4 years. A wonderful resource. Although I have heard that Hardy's book of flies that recently came out last year is even better (I can't recall the actual title but John8 knows). Cheers, amigo.

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I'm guessing Mike that Adrian is like a lot of us. Personally speaking, some days (most days!) when the fishing is slow, rock hunting never disappoints! I have about 3 tons of river stones I have picked up over the years. Never know what you might find. TSA always pulls my bags apart before realizing what's in them. By the way Adrian, superb tying and love the photos, your daughter has a real talent.
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Although I have heard that Hardy's book of flies that recently came out last year is even better (I can't recall the actual title but John8 knows). Cheers, amigo.
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Simply amazing!

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Simply amazing!
It was your hook that inspired that pattern. I was thinking "Man I would love to tie up an Irish pattern on Jerry's hook." When you fished Ireland, did you fish tannin-stained water?

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Thanks again for sharing Adrian...
Always so so inspiring.
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