Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The High Lake Larry.

Hook: Skalka Scud/Czech Nymph #14.
Thread: Blue 6/0 UNI-thread.
                  Brown 6/0 UNI-thread.

Wire: UTC Ultra Wire, two strands, 
             one gun metal blue and one silver.
Dubbing: Poul Jorgensen, SLF, electric blue.
Hackle: Brahma hen saddle hackle, brown.


31 comments:

  1. Great looking fly! I love those skalka hooks

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  2. I'll have to pick up some of the Brahma.

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  3. Flies are a thing of beauty, i can imagine that the person tying them must get a huge amount of satisfaction out of catching fish while using a home tied fly.

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  4. Naming flies must be like boulderers naming rocks.... pretty random.
    b

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  5. Looks tasty. If I were a fish, I'd eat it. For now I'll just tie it.

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  6. G Lech - Thanks! And they're great, eh, those hooks!? I'm liking them.

    Jay - Glad of that.

    FR - I'm becoming obsessed with soft hackle.

    Tom - There's nothing like it! Great satisfaction indeed.

    b - Almost exactly the same, yes...and also often relying on deviant behavior and activities. ;) Although this one was simply that I pulled it out of my box and Jay said "This friend of mine, Larry, would love that one...he loves brown and blue." ta-da, ta-do.

    Rhythm Rider - Should there be a disclaimer at the end of the post? "Not for human consumption."...?

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  7. I am glad the Skalka hooks made it over the Atlantic. It is my favorite shrimp hook.
    And the pattern is sexy too - I don't see a blue colored fly very often. All the browns and olives get boring after a while...
    Cheers!
    J.

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  8. Jindra - Many thanks! And indeed...they made it! I've been tying most of my flies on them lately. Dries too.

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  9. Well I certainly like the bug, but I love the name. For some reason I think of Lounge Lizard Larry when I hear this.

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  10. Cofisher - Thanks, on both accounts!

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  11. I think there's a spy novel in these last two posts of yours -

    "High Lake Larry was slinking quietly down the back alley on his way to the carp flats..."

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  12. That blue SLF is pretty cool looking. Just dont go overboard with the soft-hackle obsession or you will be wearing them in your hair and that just doesnt sound very EMB.

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  13. Ty - Oooh what an idea! I never fancied myself a mystery writer before. Yeah...yeah, I think I've got it in me. "High Lake Larry was slinking quietly down the back alley on his way to the carp flats..." That'll be my opening sentence.

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  14. McTage - No! Not e.m.b. at all! :)

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  15. Very nice. Spin that on an Alec Jackson and you'd have yourself a damn fine summer Steelhead fly.

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  16. That looks like a great winter pattern. Thanks, I'll take a dozen.

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  17. Gary - Thanks...and if I ever go for steelhead, I'll try to remember that!

    RiverDragon - Many thanks!

    Marc - Me too! And so do trout, thank goodness.

    Todd - ha! Orders, eh? ;) A thought! Thanks a bunch for the good word, and it has at least proven itself this fall.

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  18. Nice one! Might try this one on some of our winter grayling - but I doubt I'll make such a good job of it.

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  19. Now you just have to come up with the Curly and Moe!

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  20. I don't see those around here ever but I think they would still pull in fish. I kind of want to tie one just so I can say I have. Might have to attempt that this weekend.

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  21. Witham - Ah the beauty of it, is it looks grand but isn't complicated. Let me know how the grayling like it!

    Jen - Thanks!

    penbayman - Ha! You know the funny thing is, one year in 4-H I ended up raising 3 steers. What did I name them? Curly, Moe, and Larry. These names and I have a history. :)

    Red - If you do, let me know what they catch!

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  22. Ah Larry... what's in a name? I live, breath it, and represent it on a daily basis. And it only took 60+ years to become popular! HA!

    Larry

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  23. that is one cool looking fly! I need to get the dubbing and I really want to save a spot in my box for it

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  24. Larry - It's having a resurgence of popularity I hear. ;)

    Dustin - Thanks, thanks!

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