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by raven4ns
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Grouse
Replies: 20
Views: 2058

Re: Grouse and Grouse

Thank you, REE, for your kindness, bud. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in suggesting I try your wool for a few soft hackle flies. I don't have the experience to draw on like you and some of the other guys so I rely on recipes for the most part. There are bound to be recipes on the internet which I...
by raven4ns
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Grouse
Replies: 20
Views: 2058

Re: Grouse and Grouse

Thank you, Carl, for the ideas. I have mohair and have tied with it, I can't recall the fly I used it on as a substitute for another material which I didn't have at the time. Wools are great! So many options. Super tying Ron, those materials shine together. Tim, I’m really fond of alpaca and mohair ...
by raven4ns
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Grouse
Replies: 20
Views: 2058

Re: Grouse and Grouse

Hi REE, What kinds of wool do you usually tie with? I picked up some wool they make those knit slippers with because it floats. However, I have never tried other kinds of wool. Where do you find the patterns for these wool flies? Because I don't have the hackle you used I would use Hungarian partrid...
by raven4ns
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Attractor nymphs
Replies: 18
Views: 1548

Re: Attractor nymphs

Well done, DUBBN, excellently tied.
by raven4ns
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift Wool
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift Wool

This is the best forum I have ever run across. People sharing knowledge and materials, helping each other out. Ree and Bob are prime examples of this helping along with many others. It is a privilege to be a member of this forum.
by raven4ns
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Gordons and Hendricksons
Replies: 15
Views: 2265

Re: Gordons and Hendricksons

Excellent flies, Carl. You are a fine tyer.
by raven4ns
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Peacock and Black - Black Spider
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Peacock and Black - Black Spider

What size of fish do you catch on those tiny hooks? Normally, I use a 6x tippet but I have had Browns break me off so I had to move to a 4x tippet on streams that had large Browns in it. A 4x tippet wouldn't fit in flies that small even if I could tie them on.... :) .
by raven4ns
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: What do you use to get fly down in water column
Replies: 8
Views: 785

What do you use to get fly down in water column

Hello, Over the years I have resisted using weighted flies, sink tip lines or lead shot on my leader. At this time of year many trout are in deeper pools and won't necessarily move too far for a meal. I was wondering what many of you use to get your fly down deeper. Perhaps there is a method that wo...
by raven4ns
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: re: tying Stewart's black spider
Replies: 18
Views: 1695

Re: re: tying Stewart's black spider

Thanks again guys I appreciate your ideas and suggestions.
by raven4ns
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Dun and Dun
Replies: 12
Views: 1205

Re: Dun and Dun

Thank you, DUBBN, since I only tie down to a #16 then it seems like a 4B hackle would be fine. Because I order online and can't see the hackle it's difficult to gauge the size of the feathers prior to buying it. Thank you for your help. Dubbn, what size hooks can you tie on using the 4B hen feathers...