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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Water Walker Style of Dry Flies

A view from above and one from below. The fly is tied with two hackles. Each wing has a hackle tied parachute style around it. This is intended to create hackle at about a 45 degree angle to the water around each wing. The concept is to more closely resemble the fact that an insect has legs which protrude to the sides - not underneath the insect.

This is a pretty old method of tying and I do not believe anyone ties these commercially. They might be the right fly for those really picky trout. It is a little more difficult to tie than most other styles of dry flies.

I apologize for the photos. It is hard to show this effect in photographs. I took two views. The first is from above - intended to show the separate hackling of each wing at approx. 45 degrees to the water.
The second is from below - intended to show what the trout might see from below.

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