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by redietz
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Common Moorhen
Replies: 16
Views: 357

Re: Common Moorhen

I just noticed this thread, so forgive me for jumping in late. I believe The common gallinule is the bird in question, not the American coot. Different ornithological groups differ on whether it's exactly the same species as the moorhen/waterhen or just very closely related. It's the most common rai...
by redietz
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hair Dryer
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: Hair Dryer

That had occurred to me, but it sounds like you're speaking from experience.
by redietz
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hair Dryer
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: Hair Dryer

I've got admit, I've never seen the hair dryer trick before. I usually just use my half hitch tool.
by redietz
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Bizarre thought ...
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Bizarre thought ...

I'm going to give something like a try. I may substitute bear fur for the dubbing.

During the last emergence, I went several days without sleep -- the noise was on par with being in a room a loud washing machine.
by redietz
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Bizarre thought ...
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Bizarre thought ...

The brood X cicada hatch will be happening this year in the mid-Atlantic region for the first time in 17 years.

Does anyone have a wet fly version of the cicada? I already know of several dry versions.
by redietz
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: No.62
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: No.62

Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:06 am Nice, Tom. Leggy little beastie, isn't it. Looks like a lot of bugs, but nothing specific. Have to dig through my stuff to find my snipe now. That will catch for sure.
Not that it probably matters for tying purposes, but snipe and jack snipe (aka judcock) are two different birds.
by redietz
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Latest From the Den....
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: The Latest From the Den....

Nice, Doug. I especially like the Squirrel and Partridge.
by redietz
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Size 22 Brown Hackle Peacock
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Size 22 Brown Hackle Peacock

DUBBN wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:00 pm Being that England and Ireland as well as the United States fancied the fighting of the roosters for centuries, I am sure most of the trout patterns used game fowl feathers.
I have no doubt about that. The English still call a reddish-brown hackle "red game".
by redietz
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Size 12 Grub
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: Size 12 Grub

Impressive.
by redietz
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: BWO?
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: BWO?

Those will fish year round.