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by davidriley
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Smoke fly
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Smoke fly

Thanks to everyone for your comments. All my photos are taken with my iPhone SE (2020) version. I'm going to have to tie some of those. Both flies look great. David, with that background in your photo, that's got to be the fly photo of the year. And the year just started. :D Thanks. The background i...
by davidriley
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Smoke fly
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Smoke fly

Here is an old fly from the Yorkshire Dales.
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Hends BL599 size 14 hook. Uni-thread 8/0 purple underbody with peacock herl over wrapped followed by hackle from the underwing of a coot. Finished off with peacock herl head.

David
by davidriley
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Just Starting - Hen Capes Brand/Type?
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: Just Starting - Hen Capes Brand/Type?

If you haven’t tied before and are learning, I’d go for the Indian Hen. They really are very good value. Hell I’ve been tying for 45 years and still hunt them out when I can..... 8-) Another vote for Indian Hen capes from me. I too have been tying for many years. I live in the UK and a lot of the A...
by davidriley
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Christmas Spider
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: The Christmas Spider

A delightful little fly, and highly effective no doubt. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Is that a Hopper pattern in the background? I love fishing hoppers/terrestrials during the summer. Love to hear them splat on the water, and watch the ripples emanating outwards. Anticipation building every ...
by davidriley
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Christmas Spider
Replies: 7
Views: 188

The Christmas Spider

Merry Christmas everybody. I hope you all have a happy and healthy New Year with plenty of tight lines. I couldn’t resist time at the Vice yesterday. Here is the Christmas Spider. 3984C012-12E5-4DF2-A27A-EE6FB95A9AD6.jpeg Hends BL599 size 14 hook. UTC 70 red thread. Body of thread and one Toho 15/0 ...
by davidriley
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hackle Pliers
Replies: 18
Views: 3750

Re: Hackle Pliers

Tyflyz toolz hackle tweezers. Best hackle pliers I have ever used. You can get them at J Stockard. Tyflyz toolz hackle tweezers.jpg I too can vouch for these. I bought them a few weeks ago and am very impressed. I tie a lot of small flies using small and delicate hackles. They are fantastic. David
by davidriley
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Using Jay wing feathers as substitute for dotterel
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Using Jay wing feathers as substitute for dotterel

Couple of wet flies tied with Jay. Jay & yellow spider Hends BL599 size 14 hook with Danville’s flymaster 6/0 yellow thread and Jay hackle taken ( fawn feather from wing) 26C18EAB-73F7-4E82-9137-B47B76351E75.jpeg Jay & blue spider Same materials as above except used Uni-thread Doc blue 703A7...
by davidriley
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Mascot
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Mascot

Beautiful. I would be proud of that.
David
by davidriley
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Nano Silk
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: Nano Silk

I tie all my flies with a magnifying glass and have tied as small as size 28. However after spending more time on the bank trying to get the things out of my fly box then tying on my leader I decided life is too short. Quite a bit short in my case. I now only tie #20 very occasionally and usually st...
by davidriley
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Seta Bozzolo 24wt Silk Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Seta Bozzolo 24wt Silk Thread

Hey Folks, I have become intrigued by the Valsesiana style of wet flies and would like to do them justice, apart from tying them in hand. My old friend Arthur Itis keeps me from doing that, even though I attempted a couple of size 12's. (We won't talk about those.) Game bird feathers are used prima...