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by taylor16
Sun May 02, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: First time tying in years
Replies: 6
Views: 266

First time tying in years

Had some material lying around... tried to make this look like a March brown. How did I do?
by taylor16
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: W.C. Stewart's Definition of Upstream Fishing?
Replies: 16
Views: 14531

Re: W.C. Stewart's Definition of Upstream Fishing?

So- With regards to fishing upstream w/ wet flies, are you all suggesting 10-15 foot casts (assuming 9 ft leader, 2-3 ft tippet)? Typically with fishing upstream with weighted nymphs, I'm casting 30-40 feet at most here in the Driftless region.
by taylor16
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Depth of Water to Best Fish Wets
Replies: 12
Views: 7245

Re: Depth of Water to Best Fish Wets

Thank you. My interest in soft hackles is not superficial. I'll get back to them, likely NZ-style as you mentioned. I've just been having great luck with beadhead nymphs.
by taylor16
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Depth of Water to Best Fish Wets
Replies: 12
Views: 7245

Depth of Water to Best Fish Wets

Hello Everyone- It's been a few months since I last posted here but have had a wonderful summer fishing the streams of northeastern Iowa. I've come across a sort of issue, however. After finding some confidence in spiders at my nearest stream which is often no more than 3-4ft deep. Lots of riffles a...
by taylor16
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: What rod do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 47658

Re: What rod do you use?

An Art Weiler reproduction of a Dickerson 761510 Ray Bergman model. Cast a 5wt DT peach with it.
by taylor16
Sun May 12, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: great day fishing spiders
Replies: 23
Views: 10593

Re: great day fishing spiders

Wow. Didn't expect the thread to turn into this. Not exactly what I wanted to see...
by taylor16
Fri May 10, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: great day fishing spiders
Replies: 23
Views: 10593

Re: great day fishing spiders

The stream was interesting -- about half a mile of nice scattered riffles with deep 4+ foot pools. I didn't have any luck with spiders or flymphs (even the tungsten weighted ones, bead behind the hackle) in the deeper pools but did very well when I changed to simple weighted nymphs. The pools varied...
by taylor16
Thu May 09, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: great day fishing spiders
Replies: 23
Views: 10593

great day fishing spiders

Fished some partridge and green spiders today in some select riffles and pools and really experienced some aggressive takes. I had to cast to the far side of a riffle adjacent to an elevated bank where I saw some trout rising. It was an overcast day and I was having some trouble seeing the junction ...
by taylor16
Wed May 08, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Ray Bergman's theory; Sun behind or in front?
Replies: 7
Views: 3912

Ray Bergman's theory; Sun behind or in front?

I was reading the chapter in "Trout" last night in regards to keeping the sun at your back. This, to me, makes perfect sense as long as the light isn't coming from down low whereby your shadow, or the shadow of the fly line, spreads over the surface of the water. Before this, I've always r...
by taylor16
Sun May 05, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Quintessential North Country Spiders
Replies: 24
Views: 9343

Re: Quintessential North Country Spiders

Tell me-- Where can one find Snipe? Can't seem to find it anywhere online. All this talk about Snipe & Purple is driving me nuts!