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Old 04-21-2011, 03:15 AM
 
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Hi All,
This pattern is an old traditional invented in the county of Devon, UK to represent the olive.
It is often used as a wet pattern, very productive fished as a middle dropper on a team of 3, but works equally well as a dry, in sizes 14-18.

I tied the fly in the video on a recent visit to South Africa when i was invited to the Durban Flyters evening, i was expecting perhaps 6 tyers to arrive so was a little surprised when over 30 arrived, word had got around they had a visitor from the UK!
Apart from the shock of tying in front of so many keen fly fishermen, the only problem i had was the tying thread, it was 3/0 which is way to thick for a dry fly, but still i made do.
Could it be on a par with the success of the American Adams?!

Hook: Orvis extra fine dry fly size 14
Tail: Medium dun fibres from a hen or poor quality cock hackle.
Body: Rear 2/3 yellow floss front 1/3rd Orvis Dly Fly Adams spectrablend, It should be mole but i couldn't get my hand's on enough to distribute to all the tyers.
Hackle: Orvis Keough master grade medium dun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iCOeClzsrA]YouTube - Half Stone


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Hi Richard,

The video didn't run well on my PC. Do you have just a picture of the fly to post? I have never considered S. Africa as a fly fishing destination, what are the people fishing for there?

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The video didn't run well on my PC. Do you have just a picture of the fly to post? I have never considered S. Africa as a fly fishing destination, what are the people fishing for there?

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Click the image to open in full size.
hope that helps, by the way the head is way too big, try 8/0 thread.
the target fish were Yellowfish in South Africa - Catch Yellow Fever - This highly contagious southern yellow fever is spread by waterborne organisms of the Labeo group of fishes commonly known as - Global FlyFisher and rainbow mainly, or at least they would have been if the rivers hadn't been in flood!
but still we had a successful hunt.
by the way, if you go i suggest you go with an organised trip or with a local, otherwise i wouldn't go, in my opinion its a dangerous country unless you know what the dangers are!
give me Montana any day!
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Good morning Richard!

Odd that Ard had a play-back problem; the link/video works just fine on my lap top.

Go figure?

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Hello Fred!
Oh well it doesn't matter, hopefully the picture will answer the question.
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The picture and your explanation of what you were targeting were fine Richard thank you for putting it up. I may not ever get to S. Africa as I have a great deal of exploring to do where I am at but it does sound like an adventure. Trout in Africa, now that's a thought isn't it........... Anyway, thanks for the fly,

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The picture and your explanation of what you were targeting were fine Richard thank you for putting it up. I may not ever get to S. Africa as I have a great deal of exploring to do where I am at but it does sound like an adventure. Trout in Africa, now that's a thought isn't it........... Anyway, thanks for the fly,

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Hi Ard,
Alaska is on my list to, but i am also attracted to Fred's neck of the woods, and i must connect with a bonefish one day, oh and New Zealand, oh and Argentina and........the list just gets longer!
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