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02-18-08, 11:14 PM
here is a water wisp
hook - 14 scud hook
wing - ring neck pheasant
hackle - grizzly
body - rabbit fur
fix the hook in the vise with the point and eye fasing down...start your thread
wrap the thread up the bend and tie in your wing...wrap all the wing until its vertical or curving with point
next wrap in your hackle and make a few turns and tie off
now dub some fur on the hook to get body started...now fix hook the correct way in the vise and finish the body..whip finish near the eye
02-19-08, 12:55 AM
Very well done, but I wonder if the parachute post and the hackle prevent a lot of hookups?
02-19-08, 05:29 AM
Nice tie, I particularly like the pheasant wing.Did you bend the hook eye?I have seen special hooks used for these flies with the eye and the bend on the same plane, one of the things that has kept me away from trying to tie them.
02-19-08, 08:58 AM
02-19-08, 09:41 AM
thats a normal scud hook...its fixed in the vise by the eye just for picture taking...but its a normal hook its a pretty easy tie for the most part...the hardest part i think is getting thread started and doing the body and not tying down the hackle..
and with my experience with these the wind and hackle havent had any problems with hooking up...
02-19-08, 11:02 AM
This question may seem a little stupid, but I've never fished one of these, so I just don't know.
How are water wisp flies supposed to sit in the water? Does the hackle sit flush on the surface film with the body underwater, or does the body sit above the water, more like a natural with the tip of it's tail raised?
02-19-08, 11:07 AM
the fly should sit with the hook point above water with the hackle holding it up...ill try and find the link with a photo shown
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