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brucerducer 01-11-2013 08:51 AM

Help identify the parts for A. P. Variant Green
 
Stillwater Sweeties – Fly Fishing and Tying Nonsense | Fly Tying Tutorials | Fly Obsession

The first picture shows the "A. P. Variant Green".

Can someone identify the specific parts that this is probably tied with.

Especially the hackle coming off of the head?

I looked on the Internet for "A. P. Emerger" and so forth, but they all look a little bit different, and I like this version a lot.

I found a website which shows that the "A.P." stands for "All Purpose"

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lthrnk03 01-11-2013 09:55 AM

Re: Help identify the parts for A. P. Variant Green
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by brucerducer (Post 515138)
Stillwater Sweeties Fly Fishing and Tying Nonsense | Fly Tying Tutorials | Fly Obsession

The first picture shows the "A. P. Variant Green".

Can someone identify the specific parts that this is probably tied with.

Especially the hackle coming off of the head?

I looked on the Internet for "A. P. Emerger" and so forth, but they all look a little bit different, and I like this version a lot.

I found a website which shows that the "A.P." stands for "All Purpose"

.

I wish I could help with the materials id....but man, that AP Green Variant is one sweet looking fly.

s fontinalis 01-11-2013 10:21 AM

Re: Help identify the parts for A. P. Variant Green
 
looks to me like olive, and natural color (grays) hen hacke with rainbow or pearl flash for the tail.
body seems to be synthetic, olive ice dub or similar mix of olive dubbing and synthetic flash dubbing
wing is teal
hackle is olive hen

Just message the blog author and ask for the materials list

fredaevans 01-11-2013 12:10 PM

Re: Help identify the parts for A. P. Variant Green
 
Think the body was made of material like this: Feather-Craft Fly Fishing | Fly Fishing Rods, Reels, Waders, Flies, Fly Tying Materials | Sage Rods | Simms Waders | Since 1955

You can get this stuff in pretty wide material in a dozen colours. Popular for bodies for Steelhead flies.

gt05254 01-11-2013 01:05 PM

Re: Help identify the parts for A. P. Variant Green
 
Fred, I think Eunan nailed it, body dubbing-wise. Olive Ice Dubbing. I use it on my fav large soft hackle:
[IMG]http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...254/003-17.jpg[/IMG]
Gary

dean_mt 01-11-2013 03:19 PM

Re: Help identify the parts for A. P. Variant Green
 
Yeah, I'd say dyed olive grizzly hen hackle. That tail is pretty crazy, it almost looks like there is natural hair under all that flash...hare's ear guards or squirrel?

brucerducer 01-11-2013 03:38 PM

Re: Help identify the parts for A. P. Variant Green
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lthrnk03 (Post 515146)
I wish I could help with the materials id....but man, that AP Green Variant is one sweet looking fly.

Yeah! I saw it for the first time and fell in love with it right off.

I thought; "I gotta tie that!":wiggle:


Quote:

Originally Posted by s fontinalis (Post 515150)
looks to me like olive, and natural color (grays) hen hacke with rainbow or pearl flash for the tail.
body seems to be synthetic, olive ice dub or similar mix of olive dubbing and synthetic flash dubbing
wing is teal
hackle is olive hen

Just message the blog author and ask for the materials list


That's a great help. Thank you so much.

jaybo41 01-11-2013 04:07 PM

Re: Help identify the parts for A. P. Variant Green
 
Eunan covered my thoughts on the pattern's material list, though it looks like there could be Pheasant Tail or another sort of feather in the tail in addition to the flash.

I'd have to agree, messaging the blog's author is the best way to cut to the chase, or PM littledavid and ask him to do it for you :p

Seriously though, if you get a list from the author, please share with the group. I love the looks of it.

fredaevans 01-11-2013 04:48 PM

Re: Help identify the parts for A. P. Variant Green
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gt05254 (Post 515206)
Fred, I think Eunan nailed it, body dubbing-wise. Olive Ice Dubbing. I use it on my fav large soft hackle:
[IMG]http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...254/003-17.jpg[/IMG]
Gary

Gary, wouldn't take a money bet against that call.:wiggle:

Fred

brucerducer 01-14-2013 01:25 AM

Re: Help identify the parts for A. P. Variant Green
 
Nick Granato of Salt Lake City seems to be the tier of the A. P. Variant Green, but I can find no contact information for him on that website.

Any Ideas? The website showing the "Stillwater Sweeties" does not seem to show "contact" info, and this tier is something of a pro, who writes articles for magazines etc.


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