CdL Ripple Dabbler

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Hans Weilenmann, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    CdL Ripple Dabbler
    Hook: Wet fly 2XL #12
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
    Body Hackle: Grizzly, dyed dun
    Rib: Wire, silver
    Tail: Pheasant tail barbs - sparse
    Body: Rabbit, dyed olive
    Wing: Whiting Coq de Leon hen saddle barbs, dyed olive - sparse
    Cloak: Whiting Coq de Leon hen saddle barbs, dyed olive - sparse

    Note: Sparse dressing, for the calmer day ripple

    Cheers,
    Hans W
  2. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    now that is a very nice fly! I love CdL. Great fly Hans. May i ask is that your vise in the image? or a device for holding flies for photos?

    love your work!

    Eunan
  3. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    Eunan,

    It is a spring-loaded clip for holding the flies to photograph.

    Cheers,
    Hans W
  4. GAT Active Member

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    I've been looking for one of those clip tools for fly photos and have found some that are close but not as nifty as the one Hans uses for his photos.
  5. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    Gene,

    Cross locking tweezers are not a bad alternative. Here is a nice pair with its own stand:

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    Cheers,
    Hans W