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Wilderdilch - The hot bass fly tonight
« on: August 10, 2017, 09:24:36 PM »


This was the hot fly tonight at the local bass pond. Took a bunch of nice bass on glass at sunset tonight.


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Re: Wilderdilch - The hot bass fly tonight
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 08:38:41 AM »

thats a good looking fly!  I like it.  Whats the hook size? 
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Re: Wilderdilch - The hot bass fly tonight
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 09:48:54 AM »



Matt good question. I would have to take the ones I tied and match em up to a hook on the bench to be sure. This fly has been a consistant largemouth bass producer for me and last night it took about eight bass in a half hour around sunset.
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Re: Wilderdilch - The hot bass fly tonight
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 10:46:49 AM »

good stuff...I like it alot.

I've been messing with this fly...its pattern called the Emerson Hough Bucktail, has origins with Native Americans in PNW.  Pretty bare bones, but it works...

moose mane tail and wing, elk hair body.  I put a hackle on the throat...and some golden phesant hackle fibers.  Grease it up, and it floats well.
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Re: Wilderdilch - The hot bass fly tonight
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 11:09:47 AM »


I like the look of that one too! Seems the natural fiber and color flies get a good reception from the fish.
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Re: Wilderdilch - The hot bass fly tonight
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 10:07:02 AM »

So, I was perusing a new to me book "Fly Patterns and Their Origins" by Harold Hinsdill Smedley 1946-ish...and came across a pattern called the Wilder-dilg

I picked this book up recently as it was a good price (typically expensive for what it is, 1st and 2nd editions anyways)...its an interesting book as the author did quite a bit of primary research on patterns (American patterns at least, as the salmon flies are very much incorrect as to who invented them). 

Its not exactly how you have it dressed of course...but I've also seen it in Ray Bergman's Bass book as well, same name. 

Seems like its to close to be coincidence.  Although the orientation of material is different.  The Bergman version omits the cork body and uses deer hair.  And the hackle around the head is intereting too, would move a lot of water compared to your version, which is more slider like. 

I think i'll tie one up in black. 

I spend too much time reading weird books.

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Re: Wilderdilch - The hot bass fly tonight
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 10:31:21 AM »

Awesome stuff guys. I really like the look of that fly. Sort of like a flashdancer... sort of
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Re: Wilderdilch - The hot bass fly tonight
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 08:48:25 AM »

The "Wilder-Dilg"...pretty neat, looks like it should catch something.

Tied on a size 1 gammie B10S
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Re: Wilderdilch - The hot bass fly tonight
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 10:50:38 AM »



Send one my way and I will let you know  :excited
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Re: Wilderdilch - The hot bass fly tonight
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 04:54:46 PM »

Nice, Matt! I'll take one too.
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Re: Wilderdilch - The hot bass fly tonight
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2017, 10:45:36 AM »

really nice tie Matt.
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