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Akroyd #8/0

A double-winged Akroyd tied on a massive #8/0 (close to #9/0) hook that I got the other day. To tie married wing patterns, or single-wing dee/spey on these massive hooks warrants the very largest of toppings and materials, so I didn’t start out with that, but I’d rather start with double-winged version of the Akroyd. The fly is tied with gut-sub, and is fully gutted, so I *could* take it for a swing next year…. I’ll just have to remember a helmet before I do so.

Akroyd on Flypattern.org:

Akroyd – #2/0 10xl


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I have been tying up some Dee patterns for fishing lately, but every now and then you need to challenge yourself! Pulled out the longest hook I have – the Partridge CS15 – a #2/0 10xl hook that is made for classic streamer style patterns, but why not a Akroyd?

 

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This pattern really stretched my material selection, especially the white turkey wing, but I managed to set a ok wing in the end.

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The dropping JC could have been longer, but in the end I was happy with the result.

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Putting this on a salmon scale shows the length of this massive fly.