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by bocast
Mon May 25, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Rabbit Bling-Nymph, Caddis & Damsel nymph
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Rabbit Bling-Nymph, Caddis & Damsel nymph

Beautiful ties. Thanks for listing the recipes of these fish delicacies.
by bocast
Sun May 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Beaver Bling
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Beaver Bling

Great fly. I like how the black list of the furnace delineates a "thorax". Well done.
by bocast
Sun May 24, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!
Replies: 60
Views: 14822

Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

I really like the color, it reminds me of antique carnival glass. Mike62, now that you pointed that out, I see what you mean. You've inspired a name for this; I'll call it the Fenton's Indispensable, after the first company to produce carnival glass. Fenton's Indispensable Hook: Hanak H260BL or Kam...
by bocast
Sat May 23, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Waterhen Bloa Dry Fly
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Waterhen Bloa Dry Fly

Great job, NightWatchman! I bet that slays the fish.
by bocast
Sat May 23, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!
Replies: 60
Views: 14822

Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Trying to simulate Tup's dubbing: Shetland spindrift paprika, separated from a single strand, pulled into dubbing consistency then mixed with a bit of standard SLF #40 ginger. Mixture dubbed onto Veevus 12/0 pale yellow thread. What do you think? (Tried but failed to rotate image) IMG_20200523_01432...
by bocast
Thu May 21, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Finicky grayling
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Finicky grayling

That's a great description of how well-fished flymphs can be the ticket to success. It is good to say it, and say it often, so that those who succeed us learn to succeed on the water with wet flies.
by bocast
Sun May 10, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Black Magic North Country Spider (Robert Smith Video Tutorial)
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Black Magic North Country Spider (Robert Smith Video Tutorial)

Could it be that peacock herl a century ago was sometimes of poor quality, allowing some of wire to show through? That bit of color near the head is similar to the non-hackled "cruncher' patterns I see tied by Davie McPhail.
by bocast
Sun May 10, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hare's Ear Variation
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: Hare's Ear Variation

The trout will love it. On some of my wets, I use 12/0 or thinner red thread and leave a small red thread tag. I touch the tag with a very small amount of head cement. Fishing the same fly with and without a red tag on the same day or on the same cast reveals that the red tag does catch better, at l...
by bocast
Thu May 07, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fenwick Streamflex Plus 10' 3 wt and a cast of two wets
Replies: 16
Views: 597

Re: Fenwick Streamflex Plus 10' 3 wt and a cast of two wets

True, Mike62, and that collision of terms saved me the top section of my new rod on some future day.