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by ForumGhillie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Rhyacophilla, aka Green Rockworn
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Rhyacophilla, aka Green Rockworn

Dana, excellent photo of caddis larvae.

My version of the green rockwork is my number #1 go to pattern in the early Spring as well.

Have you ever tried the Virtual nymph skins?

John
by ForumGhillie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lime Green Rockworm
Replies: 24
Views: 546

Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Alan, it looks good to me. Thanks for posting.

John
by ForumGhillie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lime Green Rockworm
Replies: 24
Views: 546

Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Ray, they are really simple patterns to tie. For the body i use Virtual Nymph Skin (3mm) in color "caddis Green" that I buy from Joe at Dette Flies. I also have colors "Translucent, Natural and Yellow Sally to represent other caddis larva and pupae. On the larva pattern I use ostrich ...
by ForumGhillie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lime Green Rockworm
Replies: 24
Views: 546

Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Ray, < cough, cough > mine are not wingless wets and they have metal helmets. The first pattern represents a pupae and the second one the larva. https://wiflyfisher.com/images/caddis/Rhyacophila-caddis-pupa.jpg caddis-larva.jpg https://wiflyfisher.com/images/caddis/Rhyacophila-larva.jpg They work gr...
by ForumGhillie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lime Green Rockworm
Replies: 24
Views: 546

Re: Lime Green Rockworm

There are several different chartreuse colored "net spinning" and "free living" (rhyacophila is free living) caddis larva. The key is to get your caddis larva pattern to bounce right along the bottom where they end up in the drift like the naturals. The pattern I use is much simp...
by ForumGhillie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Pritt's #4 Little Winter Brown
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Pritt's #4 Little Winter Brown

Yeah, I know that Pritt's says a "sparse dubbing of Hare's ear" but the way I splash the water, I better use more than just a sparse dubbing or I'd end up with a Woodcock & Orange, eh?! I have a question on the hackle. When using hackle that clumps together like on these flies, will t...
by ForumGhillie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing
Replies: 35
Views: 2491

Re: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing

Just an FYI, while up north I tried euro nymphing several days and it is not as easy as it appears in their videos, especially if it is windy. Practice, practice, practice and patients... but when the trout started rising I switched instantly to a dry fly on my euro leader. :D I also found for me se...
by ForumGhillie
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Did You Ever Tie a Fly that You Don't Remember?
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Did You Ever Tie a Fly that You Don't Remember?

Theroe wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:26 pm A’aaaa - thank you for the photo, Bill: excellent hook porn!!
Dana, when it comes to hooks you are a porn star! :lol: :lol:

You love to look at old hooks more than anyone I have ever known and probably own more than anyone else. I thought Bearbutt was bad, but you beat him hands done.

John
by ForumGhillie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Body Weave Nymph
Replies: 11
Views: 1460

Re: Body Weave Nymph

It was this post by Bill showing off his excellent weaving skills that inspired me to try as well. I decided that I would never be a master weaver like Bill and quickly abandoned the idea.

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Note the magnet holding these flies.

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John
by ForumGhillie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Stewart's Black Spiders
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Stewart's Black Spiders

Bob,

I am surprised you do not participate in our Flymph Forum events?

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If you have need help let me know.

John