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#1 jimmy10

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 04:34 PM

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      One for Dale,just to let him know i am not a complete Philistine.

 

 

 

      Jimmy.    P.S.:-don't know if it is a classic.!!



#2 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 08:12 PM

No matter Jimmy. Whether the fly is classic or not, you are. Ha!! We won't talk about Geert here. He's something else.
The upside down duns are interesting. I remember in the early 80's a fellow coming into a fly shop where I worked part time. He showed me his new invention, and it was like yours. He might have said where the idea came from, but I don't recall. What he was excited about was trying them out on a very famous stretch of the South Platte near Denver. The trout got hit hard there and were finicky. I loved it. When I saw him later and asked he reported that the fish would take the fly, but fewer were hooked. He blamed it on the way the fly rode on the water. Who knows? Seems like after that the idea blew up in the late 90's or early 2000's with the wave of faddishness that came following The Movie in the US. But it passed as fads seem to do.
What makes it Swedish?
Nice tying young fellow!!
You are a classic, like Bob, because you've bern around long enough to mold, but haven't done. Ha.
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#3 jimmy10

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 10:17 PM

Hi Dale,if i remember correctly 2 Swedish guys,: Nils Eriksson & Gunnar Johnson. Partridge marketed them in 1979 code K3A, designed specially for parachute hackled flies & upright wings.

 

 

        Jimmy.



#4 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 10:56 PM

The hook is Swedish. Not the pattern. Thanks
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#5 jimmy10

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 06:28 AM

I believe John Goddard originated the style of tying using standard dry fly hooks in about 1974.

 

 

      Jimmy.



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Posted 26 November 2015 - 10:48 AM

Partridge, made these hooks & there's  a chance you may still be able to get them from Ron Jefferies c/o   http://www.troutandsalmonhooks.com/