#262 – Soo Nipi (Conversion)

#262 Soo Nipi - Dave Lomasney
#262 Soo Nipi – Dave Lomasney

Tied by: Dave Lomasney
Originated by: Conversion of the Soo Nipi wet fly; originator unknown

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #2
Thread: Black 6/0
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Tail: Barred wood duck
Body: Black floss
Rib: Flat gold tinsel
Wing: 2 white hackles flanked by shorter silver Dr. blue hackle
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: This is another of Dave’s conversion series streamers using a wet fly found in Ray Bergman’s Trout. The fly is named after the Algonquin name for Lake Sunapee. Soo-Nipi is translated as “Wild Goose Waters”, named so for the large numbers geese that make a rest stop during migration each year. Dave’s conversion adheres closely to the original wet with the exception that the blue is tied in the beard position in the wet fly.

Dave Lomasney – I was born and raised a New Englander, were I love to fly fish, hunt, hike and most of all tie classic streamer and wet flies. I started flyfishing and tying about thirty years ago when I bought a Universal Fly Tying Kit from the Kittery Trading Post here in Maine. Little did I know were it would take me. Simple bucktails at first, Mickey Fin, Blacknose Dace, and Wardens Worry. It was with that first Wardens Worry that I caught my first trout with a fly.
[visit Dave’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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