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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:37 pm    Post subject: Connemara Black Reply with quote

Wind on a body of thread in touching turns




Tie in a tail of golden pheasant crest and a silver wire rib




Dub on some Black Seals Fur - I have used a sub because i dont have any real stuff left




Wind up ther dubbed fur to make the body




Make the fly more secure by winding the rib in nice open turns




Turn the vice upsides-down and tie in a throat hackle of blue guinea fowl or blue jay




Now for the wing. Take a bunch of broze mallard - I didnt have any so I used teal dyed brown. Tie in the wing




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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOVELY LOOKIN FLY Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The technique's fine, but I would really urge anyone trying this fly to use genuine jay rather than dyed guinea fowl, which most fishermen on the Irish Western Loughs (where, as the name implies, the fly originates) would tell you is a poor substitute. I really don't like dyed teal or grey mallard flank as a substitute for bronze mallard, either.

On a more positive note, a couple of variants that I like have the additions of an orange floss tag behind the tail, or a thin underwing of GP tippets in strands. With the latter, you really need to tie the wings as separate slips rather than a bunch of fibres. It's a great fly, and one of my first choices for sea trout and salmon on the west irish spate rivers I occasionally fish, particularly on a dark day.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It works supprissingly well for the Kyle od Sutherlands non existant sea trout .
charlie is spot on about the jay ,the subs just dont do it as well ,jay puts flys into the top ranks with subs you get c list flies !
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice neat well proportioned fly - sure to be very successful.

Neil.
PS Doesn't it normally have a palmered black cock hackle?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry - it doesn't have a black hackle - getting mixed up with a Kate McLaren. Although the orange tag Charlie mentions is quite often seen.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NT wrote:
Sorry - it doesn't have a black hackle - getting mixed up with a Kate McLaren. Although the orange tag Charlie mentions is quite often seen.

Neil.


I think Peter O'Reilly's Trout & Salmon Flies of Ireland has it tied with a black throat hackle, blue jay over that and the aforementioned orange tag. (It's a great book by the way)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hadnt realised that there had been another shetlander on here before as i hadnt trawled back as far as this Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely there can't be that many of you up there? Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan is near you too Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beatnik69 wrote:
Surely there can't be that many of you up there? Laughing Wink


No and thats the way we like it as it leaves lots of fish for us Laughing
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You are all related anyway are you not Razz

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spider wrote:
You are all related anyway are you not Razz

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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ooooohhh your holiday may have to be cancelled Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gonna tie some of these Connemara's up for my visit, got to be one of my favourite flies Very Happy

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spider wrote:
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