The Dark Needle.

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The Dark Needle.

Post by Updtate » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:06 am

From Brook and River Trouting by Harfield Edmonds #10 The Dark Needle.
Hook. Daiichi 1480 size 12.
Silk. Pearsalls gossamer Brown orange #6b.
Head. Magpie Herl.
Body. Brown orange silk.
Hackle. Brownish starling from where the wing meets the body.
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Re: The Dark Needle.

Post by Theroe » Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:57 pm

Nice tie, Tom
Soft and wet - the only way....
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Re: The Dark Needle.

Post by letumgo » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:40 pm

The hackle is especially interesting. I’ve not tried hackle from that region before.

Inspiring work Tom.
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Re: The Dark Needle.

Post by BrkTrt » Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:59 am

Well done on a most simple effective fly.

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Re: The Dark Needle.

Post by 1Equinoxclan » Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:11 am

...oh boy...simplicity !! like that tie...Im gunna twist up some.

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Re: The Dark Needle.

Post by Theroe » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:06 pm

Wing-pit........yet another term, unique to this forum.
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Re: The Dark Needle.

Post by redietz » Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:45 pm

letumgo wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:40 pm The hackle is especially interesting. I’ve not tried hackle from that region before.
IIRC, Edmonds and Lee claimed there were only about four such feathers on each bird.
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Re: The Dark Needle.

Post by NightWatchman » Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:23 pm

I believe it’s the deodorant the starling uses in that area that turns those 4 feathers tan.🤔
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