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by driftless
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: most productive soft hackle trout fly
Replies: 42
Views: 8266

Re: most productive soft hackle trout fly

Pheasant-tail soft hackles with a woodcock covert feather wing have worked almost everywhere here in cheese country. Sizes 16 & 18.

Now that it is terrestrial time, I'll toss a wet black ant, too.

Haven't had the opportunity to use Boarmountain's fly, but I will soon.
by driftless
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Stripping barbules from a partridge feather
Replies: 8
Views: 1784

Re: Stripping barbules from a partridge feather

I've had the same irritating problem as raven4ns. Gave up attempting to strip off the barbs. Now I just carefully trim them off with scissors.

Paul
by driftless
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: up eye wet fly hooks source
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: up eye wet fly hooks source

Hey, thanks a ton. Much appreciated.
:)

Ordered up what I needed & am all set. :D
by driftless
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: up eye wet fly hooks source
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

up eye wet fly hooks source

Hi folks,

I've been speeding up & down the web looking for Mustad 94842 or other up eye wet fly hooks.

Would someone point me in the right direction, please?

Please pm if necessary.

Thanks,

Paul
by driftless
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Rena Caddis
Replies: 11
Views: 2506

Re: Rena Caddis

Old Hat,

Love that hopper design. Been using a parachute hopper for a few years, but I'm planning to tie a bunch of these this year for the hopper hatch. Our hoppers aren't quite so robust as size #10, but #12 & #14 should work!!

Lovely fly!

Paul
by driftless
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 57
Views: 11932

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

John,

What are you using for tippet?

I've used Rio & Orvis super strong, both of which I'm liking less & less. I've heard good things about every brand of tippet there is, though :?
by driftless
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 57
Views: 11932

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Thanks, Bob.

I used to tie a leader that used both Maxima Chameleon & regular tippet, but the ultra-green setup sounds like it would be fairly limp, which is good.

I'll give it a try.

Paul
by driftless
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 57
Views: 11932

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Bob, do you use this same setup when you are fishing here in cheese country?

Frankly, I'm thinking of returning to hand-tied leaders, since I'm not happy with the commercial tapered leaders.

Paul
by driftless
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: substitute for Pearsall's Primrose Gossamer
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: substitute for Pearsall's Primrose Gossamer

Thank you, gents. Much appreciated.

Just checking on the YLI, it's widely available across the net. Rushbrooke strand, etc. will mostlikely have it.

I think Phil was using Piper silks from England.

best fishes.....
by driftless
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: substitute for Pearsall's Primrose Gossamer
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

substitute for Pearsall's Primrose Gossamer

By way of introduction, I am a friend of Phil Anderson and acquainted with the Forum Ghillie. I am a maker of bamboo rods (mostly in the Paul Young tradition), and a tyer of all sorts of flymphs, soft hackles & other minutia. I thought I'd let you all know that YLI silk in size #100 & color ...