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by joaniebo
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Grouse & Green”
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: “Grouse & Green”

Like Partridge, English Red Grouse as a hackle and various silk colors make many great dressings, including these from T. E. Pritt: 7. DARK MOOR-GAME, or ORANGE GROUSE, or FRECKLED DUN. HOOK – No. 0 WINGS – Hackled with a black and orange feather from the Red Grouse, the hen bird for preference. BOD...
by joaniebo
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Flymphs
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Flymphs

NightWatchman

Do you have my address? Seriously, very nice fly. I'm gonna have to try to imitate it!

Bob
by joaniebo
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: silk thread question
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: silk thread question

I’ve used YLI 100 silk threads on most of the 30+ bamboo fly rods that I’ve assembled in the past 20+ years. On only a few, have I used Pearsall Naples or another silk. With the demise of Gossamer, most of my flies are now done with YLI 100 silks.

Bob
by joaniebo
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Rabbit dyed red with Crawshaw’s spinner dye
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Rabbit dyed red with Crawshaw’s spinner dye

NightWatchman wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:07 am Thanks joaniebo.
That's the dubbing I used on these!
by joaniebo
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Old Master
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Old Master

letumgo wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:22 am Makes me start daydreaming of fishing... Nice job.

Out of curiosity, what did you use for the body sub? I’m always looking for options.
Ray

In the Old Masters that I've tied, I used either a light Canada goose herl or from a Blue Eared Pheasant.

Bob
by joaniebo
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Rabbit dyed red with Crawshaw’s spinner dye
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Rabbit dyed red with Crawshaw’s spinner dye

For years, all I do is to take a red Pantone felt tip and rub it into some of the fur on a hare’s mask. Let it dry well and then cut from the hare’s mask with sharp scissors.
by joaniebo
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Donald Nicholson's Wet Fly Compendium
Replies: 30
Views: 7182

Re: Donald Nicholson's Wet Fly Compendium

I can view the file but for some reason, I cannot download the .pdf file.

Bob
by joaniebo
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & heron spider
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Starling & heron spider

It reminds me of Oliver Kite's "Imperial" that uses a heron herl and purple silk body. Quite a few years back, I met a fellow from the UK who was fishing the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. We fished together and have become friends. When he saw my fly boxes contained a bunch of Oliver Kite's...
by joaniebo
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: No.62
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: No.62

Ray I'm with you in that I most often use black synthetic threads in tying most flies calling for black threads.. But, I do have a couple spools of black YLI100 silk that are used occasionally. If the fly hook is small or I want to use the black thread to reinforce a herl body, then I definitely use...
by joaniebo
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: No.62
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: No.62

Funny, I just tied a couple of these yesterday. Problem is that my supply of Snipe undercovert hackles were pretty much used up in the past few years and my hackles aren't as neat as I'd like them to be. They'll probably still catch fish but aren't worth pics.