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Claret Bumbles
« on: September 24, 10:42AM »
From T.C Kingsmill-Moore (Saracen)

The Claret bumble is a killer fly on irish loughs for big brown trout!


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Re: Claret Bumbles
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 10:48AM »
One of the  first flies I tied was similar to that  and it  was a killer on  brookies too.     Super  fly  Eunan  thanks
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Re: Claret Bumbles
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 11:00AM »
That would definitely hook a lot of trout!  Awesome!

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Re: Claret Bumbles
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 11:04AM »
Should have added the pattern too, pretty easy tie

Hook: mustad 3399 size 6
Tail: GP tippets
Rib: gold tinsel
Body: claret seal fur (or claret dubbing)
Body Hackles: 1 black and one claret, here i used two claret.
Shoulder Hackle: Blue Jay (or sub)

You can also tied them in olive too....
They are featured in the book "Irish Trout and Salmon Flies" by EJ Malone, and i think in Kingsmill-Moore's book, A Man May Fish, though i dont own that one.

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Re: Claret Bumbles
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 04:44PM »
Love these...always wondered why these "Irish" flies, and flies tied for other regions of the world, wouldn't work here or even in the Southern Hemisphere on other varieties  of fish. I know a lot of the soft hackle patterns are killers for panfish in the South. So if it's not an imitation type pattern, more of an attractor type, it should work here right? :-\
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Re: Claret Bumbles
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 04:57PM »
Murray they will  sooo   work around  here same as  across the pond.  We  just have too many options  to fish  them all.   

I  do love the wet flies  and original sea trout flies like these...    Thanks again for  sharing Eunan......


Also  we  are gathering a  huge  library  of flies for folks to use as a  data base.   Thanks to  everyone that adds to it....
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Re: Claret Bumbles
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 05:55PM »
i'll see if i can get a step by step done for this one.

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Re: Claret Bumbles
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 08:15PM »
awesome fly
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Re: Claret Bumbles
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 08:23PM »
Nice ties and yes they do work very well on the Specs!
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Re: Claret Bumbles
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 09:18AM »
I'd sure tie it on!
Any fly that uses seal fur for the body is so to work.
Seems the seal fur holds air bubbles which make it
seem alive in the water.
Bryant Freeman does a great job of dying it -
he will give you any shade you want. Might charge a little
more but what the h**l!
Works good on T&L for salmon too.
Irish flies are often made with 3 available items.
Seal fur, Mallard and a hen hackle. A lad in the country could
get his hands on all of these without trouble.
Have a nice fall
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Re: Claret Bumbles
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 03:22PM »
Paul  you  mentioned something there that is soo true.    There are many fantastic patterns out there.  I was  looking at a few  streamers that are great looking  just yesterday and was  thinking of  tying one of them until I read the material list.   The  feathers  used  must be common in Mongolia or something because I have never even  heard of them...   

The  best  patterns  in my  eyes  have to have 3  things........     
1-      easy to tie (replace)
2-      Readily available materials
3-      Catch  fish    :)
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