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by wsbailey
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Spun body nymph
Replies: 26
Views: 585

Re: Spun body nymph

When I was growing up; I was a big fan of W. Ben Hunt. In one of his books he showed plans for a wooden English punt. I always wanted to build one but I didn't have the means. Later, life just seemed to move in other directions.
by wsbailey
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Spun body nymph
Replies: 26
Views: 585

Re: Spun body nym

Rosborough basically tied for his home waters. Dave Hughes wrote that he never added weight to his nymphs. He used long, heavy hooks and tied them with an extra long, thread head. Most of his nymphs have been superseded but his Casual Dress remains a perennial favorite with many tiers.
by wsbailey
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Spun body nymph
Replies: 26
Views: 585

Re: Spun body nymph

In Rosborough's video; he forms the body with what he calls a noodle. To help it hold together; he would add a long fiber fur as a binder to his dubbing mixtures. It's the same idea as was used when tyers tied in hand; tie down the tip of the noodle, wind it around the thread and then wrap the body ...
by wsbailey
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies
Replies: 28
Views: 637

Re: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies

Video about Cutcliffe.