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As some of you know, I have had dry fly woes on the Saucon Creek and it bothered me so much that I went out and bought Lloyd Gonzales book called "Fishing Pressured Waters". Anyway, here is my first attempt (actually second attempt, I didn;t want to photo the first one) at one of his dry fly patterns. It is a size 18 BWO which I hope to try on them pesky fish tomorrow.

Be gentle but honest about the tie. I know we can argue about whether it will work or not but I'm more interested in if you'd try it.

Thanks guys.

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Posted on: 2012/2/27 19:10


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I'd try it...in a glass of water to see if it falls over. I think it will.

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Great point Mo. I did and it did not fall over but sunk a little bit. That was without FF but thanks for the idea and feedback. FF test up next.

Posted on: 2012/2/27 19:27


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Very nice. Let us know if it works. Waterwisp makes flies with the hook up and they work so I think its a matter of balance.

Posted on: 2012/2/27 19:27


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Test #2 with FF. I threw it in from about 6 inches away and that bad boy floated well. Slid to the side a little bit to your point MO but not too bad. Next one, I'll tie to make sure I get a better 180 coverage.

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I'd try it but was also wondering about the book point staying on top. Hope it works for you and looking forward to hearing more about it after using it on the stream. Nice tie!

Posted on: 2012/2/27 19:38


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I'd try it but was also wondering about the book point staying on top. Hope it works for you and looking forward to hearing more about it after using it on the stream. Nice tie!


Thanks and I'm wondering the same thing. It worked in a glass of water but it wasn't windy and no current flow in my tying room. Tomorrow (work gods willing) will be the test.

Posted on: 2012/2/27 19:42


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I don't think tails mean that much from a presentation standpoint, but increasingly from about size 20 and up, the tails help with stability and surface tension to keep it afloat.

Posted on: 2012/2/27 20:21


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I don't think tails mean that much from a presentation standpoint, but increasingly from about size 20 and up, the tails help with stability and surface tension to keep it afloat.


Agreed and it has 2 micro fibbet tails but my cell phone ain't the best.

Posted on: 2012/2/27 20:32


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Wow...even knowing that, I can't see them...looks good to me,then. Run that through a hatch, and youll be into some fish.

Posted on: 2012/2/27 20:35


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Wow...even knowing that, I can't see them...looks good to me,then. Run that through a hatch, and youll be into some fish.


Here's a better pic where I think you can make them out. Although your point about stability is very well made and I may have to go to two each side.

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Posted on: 2012/2/27 20:38


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is it supposed to be a parachute? if so it font have no hackle just looks like a post....or is it comparadun-esque? you may have hookup problems with thie hook point riding up like that IMO BUT OVERALL ITS A NICE SIMPLE LOOKING TIE <---- sorry caps i'd fish it could be a killer on spring creek i tie something similar to that its a med. dun colored show shoe hare wing and simple olivish dubbing works fine also i use cdc oiler puffs for the wing if snow shoe hare isnt available

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It is a nice fly, so don't take my thoughts here as being critical of your tying, I'm just curious about the method. Is that a post, or is a a comparadun type wing? My first thought when I saw it was that the post/wing is awfully close to occluding the hook gap. Could be more of a problem setting the hook if the material is stiff. I'm also a bit concerned about the place of the eye relative to the body and wing. It looks like it would tend to be pulled down eye first by the tippet. I know the same could be said of a standard hackled dry fly, but this just looks more like a seesaw to me, especially in the third picture. I talked to one of the Waterwisp guys a few years ago and he went on quite a bit about how they had their hooks designed to ride properly and keep the gap clear. But they were also selling the hooks, so that might just be marketing hype.
I would probably go with a more substantial tail of moose or hackle fibers to better balance and float the fly.
To answer the question of would I fish it, I bought a dozen of the Waterwisp flys off the guy mentioned above and they are still in the little plastic cup. If I had one in my box I would have probably tried it by now in a moment of desperation.
Would you recommended the book?

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First off tying on a hook upside down it not easy and that fly looks great! I wouldn't worry if it sits prefectly straight on the water. It's sure to catch fish either way.

A comparadun or spundun would get you into fish as well on the LL.


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Thanks for the feedback. Your comments were all great and taken as you intended. Thanks again. To answer some questions, it is a compara-style and the wing material is simple dun colored antron.

Yes, I would recommend the book and the author calls for using mono for the tails, so I will have to use something more substanial next time.

Posted on: 2012/2/27 22:04



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