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by Donald Nicolson
Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ke-He Black
Replies: 8
Views: 3390

Re: Ke-He Black

The Ke-He was devised in the Orkney Islands, in the 1930s by the aforesaid Kemp and Heddle.
It is still a very popular loch fly here in Scotland and in the rest of the U.K.
A Happ Xmas and a good new Year to one and all.
by Donald Nicolson
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: March brown, Yorkshire style (maybe)!
Replies: 20
Views: 9695

Re: March brown, Yorkshire style (maybe)!

A favourite fly of mine, both to fish and to dress. A few years back I made up an article on the March Brown on my web site. It got out of hand and I never finished it, the eyes let me down. There is still some usefull info. http://donaldnicolson.webplus.net/page211.html I hope this of some interes...
by Donald Nicolson
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Williams Favorite - The Ensamble
Replies: 11
Views: 4586

Re: Williams Favorite - The Ensamble

A nice bunch of flies,
glad to see you're still faithfull to your namesake fly.
by Donald Nicolson
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Dai Ben variations
Replies: 12
Views: 4553

Re: Dai Ben variations

A very nice spider.
"Dai" is welsh for David.
What is the recipe?
by Donald Nicolson
Wed May 27, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Derbyshire Blue Dun (second attempt)
Replies: 18
Views: 6901

Re: Derbyshire Blue Dun (second attempt)

A fine dressing Ray, I like it a lot.
by Donald Nicolson
Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Long rod
Replies: 9
Views: 7223

Re: Long rod

Hi Woodbutcher, A good few years a ago, post Tenkara fishing, there were only 13ft+ match rods available for modification into very long fly rods. They are still available from tackle dealers who specialise in 'coarse' tackle. In England there are more coarse fishers than fly fishers. The match rod...
by Donald Nicolson
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Gravel Bed
Replies: 9
Views: 5721

Re: Gravel Bed

The Gravel Bed is not exactly a Crane Fly. It is of the same family. In Scotland it is known as the "Clyde Sand Fly". http://donaldnicolson.webplus.net/_wp_generated/wp5c280b57_06.png Sand Fly Hook: 14 - 16. Body: Gray or black tying silk, ribbed with blue silk. (I used blue fluo). Wings: Marled sa...
by Donald Nicolson
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Pritt's No.11 March Brown
Replies: 4
Views: 2571

Re: Pritt's No.11 March Brown

Very nicely dressed Carl.I am very fond of the March Brown in its many variations, some of them very regional.Courtney Williams "Dictionary of Trout Flies," 1950, has a large section devoted to the March Brown. I used it for a lot of the info on my site. a very, very useful book. The March Brown se...
by Donald Nicolson
Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: A new wire Spider + Uprights
Replies: 29
Views: 12303

Re: A new wire Spider + Uprights

It is good to see older posts being revived.
by Donald Nicolson
Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: North Country Greenwell's Glory
Replies: 40
Views: 14750

Re: North Country Greenwell's Glory

This has been an excellent string.
The new "winged wet flies" section is fully justified.