Search found 723 matches

by ForumGhillie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing

I ordered direct from the author's website and my signed copy just came the other day. Have faith, it will come soon.
by ForumGhillie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing

Below I converted "mm" to "inches" for John Pearson's French leader construction. 0.435mm - 0.017 inches 0.405mm - 0.0159 inches 0.370mm - 0.0145 inches 0.310mm - 0.012 inches 0.260mm - 0.010 inches 0.435mm - 0.017 inches 0.405mm - 0.0159 inches 0.370mm - 0.0145 inches 0.330mm - ...
by ForumGhillie
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing

Ray, yes I have.

I have also been emailing back and forth with Paul with some questions.

I asked him if he would do a Zoom meeting with us to discuss his book and the European techniques? He said "Yes!!!!"

John
by ForumGhillie
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing

I guess that means you'll now be leaving the Flymph Forum for the Perdigon Forum? :lol: :lol: :lol: Actually with the pandemic, snow and cold I am hunkered down in my Winter absorbing sponge mode. I have read 2 books in the past week burning the late night candle. Now on my third book with another ...
by ForumGhillie
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing
Replies: 10
Views: 218

The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing

I happily received yesterday my signed copy of The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing by Dr Paul Gaskell. I couldn't put it down last night and read all of Part I. Very interesting and Paul does a great job of describing all the various European nymphing techniques, along with historical background for e...
by ForumGhillie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Epeorus wet fly
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Epeorus wet fly

Thank you for your response.

I actually think the Epeorus genus is one of the most under appreciated mayflies and deserves more recognition by fly fishermen and fly tiers. If it wasn't for the Quill Gordon I doubt most fly fishermen would know squat about the Epeorus genus.

John
by ForumGhillie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Collins hen cape and saddle “Badger”
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Collins hen cape and saddle “Badger”

NightWatchman wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:42 am Sorry. Asleep at the switch I guess.
Ken, he added the attachment now. So you were not dreaming originally. :-)

John
by ForumGhillie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Collins hen cape and saddle “Badger”
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Collins hen cape and saddle “Badger”

Ken, there was no attachment.

John
by ForumGhillie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Epeorus wet fly
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Epeorus wet fly

There was a discussion about Quill Gordon ( Epeorus pleuralis ) on another forum, which is an early season Eastern US mayfly hatch. That got me tying another Epeorus mayfly - Epeorus vitreus , which I have witnessed and fished in the Upper Midwest. Epeorus mayflies are the perfect example of a winge...
by ForumGhillie
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Mustang Sally”
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: “Mustang Sally”

Nicely tied. We had horses and raised a few horses for years. Actually, my wife and daughters did, I was the pilot (piloted from here to there :lol: ). I used to tie a few flies using horse tail strands and they were effective. You know at one time in the old days the leaders were made from horse ta...