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by John Raynsford
Sat May 19, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Stillwater Soft hackles
Replies: 14
Views: 4708

Re: Stillwater Soft hackles

"What are some of your favorite soft hackle flies for still waters? " Howdy all . . . Enjoy using this pattern, eyes are plastic bead chain, body SLF dubbing, unweighted fished on a floating line, weighted on a full sinking line. [URL=http://s202.photobucket.com/user/JohnRaynsford/media/Flyfishing/I...
by John Raynsford
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: A few more numphs of a similar theme...
Replies: 14
Views: 4786

Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

Mr Karsten, that is some beautiful dubbing technique.
Good fishing to you !
by John Raynsford
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pheasant neck feathers, Suggestions ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4928

Re: Pheasant neck feathers, Suggestions ?

Been busy fishing the upper headwaters of the Kenai river, no salmon have arrived yet in one of my favorite headwater streams. Its catch and release for trout and closed for salmon year round. The hare's ear and pheasant neck collar is quite effective on the shallow riffles. Been probing the deep ho...
by John Raynsford
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pine Squirrel Flymph
Replies: 11
Views: 2741

Re: Pine Squirrel Flymph

Beautiful work William, inspirational
by John Raynsford
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pheasant neck feathers, Suggestions ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4928

Re: Pheasant neck feathers, Suggestions ?

Thanks Dubbn, for posting the Grannom Pupa by Hans Weilenmann. Instead of the lighter colored body that Hans has in the video, I used the dark natural Hare's ear and pheasant neck collar. http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa230/JohnRaynsford/IMGP5743.jpg Used a Mustad C49S caddis curved hook in #14...
by John Raynsford
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pheasant neck feathers, Suggestions ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4928

Pheasant neck feathers, Suggestions ?

Greetings to all ... Recently acquired two nice olive pheasant skins, I've been admiring the coloring and sheen of the neck feathers. What flymph patterns would you all suggest for these ? http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa230/JohnRaynsford/Flyfishing/IMGP5724.jpg Good fishing to all ... John Ray...
by John Raynsford
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Dubbing Junky
Replies: 24
Views: 7784

Re: Dubbing Junky

You guys are making me drool. I cant lay off the different colorings that
Hareline Dubbin is producing with the Ozzie Possum " frosted " assortment
by John Raynsford
Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge & Orange variation for stillwaters ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2404

Re: Partridge & Orange variation for stillwaters ?

John, I would suggest tying the hackle in reverse, like you see on the Kabari Tenkara flies. The other suggestion is to tie the hackle longer than you might generally tie a soft hackle to impart a more swimming action the fly when worked in Stillwater. Thanks for the suggestions. I'd never even tho...
by John Raynsford
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge & Orange variation for stillwaters ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2404

Partridge & Orange variation for stillwaters ?

Greetings to all, last winter reading through the various discussions of softhackled patterns. I'm applying what I've gathered to specific angling situations here in my home waters. The Susitna River drainage has many bodies of water which are tributaries but some are stillwaters (lakes) surrounded ...