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by UC Steve
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings

A quick google search will give plenty of dabbler inspiration. Apply your favorite material/color combinations to the design frame & try it.
by UC Steve
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings

Which wing style is better? One fish into it the wing becomes a clump-style regardless how you dress it... Might have to ask the trout (fun research), because, considering all the nuances of a day on the water, I for one can't tell the difference. Easier for me to make a comparison on the effectiven...
by UC Steve
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings

Interesting question. I tie a lot of Dabblers & find them killing as stream flies meant for swinging. The term 'lough' or 'loch' fly is misleading, as the design frame is used extensively as a stream fly in Ireland, & tied in all sizes, from wee flies to Atlantic salmon patterns. They are tied both ...
by UC Steve
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Smoke Fly
Replies: 17
Views: 437

Re: Smoke Fly

Edible tie, Bill. Easy to see why brook trout like it. Might have to rethink the good 'ol Peacock & Grizzly. Maybe add a head to it.... :?
by UC Steve
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Salar's Nemesis Redux
Replies: 13
Views: 1166

Re: Salar's Nemesis Redux

Lovely attractor patt, Bill. Good idea to shrink it down thus. Looks like it would kill on pre-spawn brookies & browns. Also landlocked salmon in Maine, in the #12. I have some #10 Alec Jackson straight-eye models I've been saving, & now I know what i've been saving them for. Have to try this one on...
by UC Steve
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Krystal and Quail
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Krystal and Quail

Bill, that looks like it would kill during sedge hatches. I like shiny bodies during blizzard hatches, as they make the fly stand out from the naturals, just enough. :geek:
by UC Steve
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Welsummer Flymph
Replies: 11
Views: 909

Re: Welsummer Flymph

Nothing wrong with that fly a fish or two won't fix. :geek: You're finding colors in that welsumer sample that have eluded me... I need to quit picking just the speckled brahma out of the center... :twisted:

Like that old-timey hook.
by UC Steve
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hidy's Sports Illustrated Patterns
Replies: 20
Views: 2005

Re: Hidy's Sports Illustrated Patterns

Stunning work & presentation, Carl. And as killing baits, those three will just about cover it.
by UC Steve
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Welsummer Hen and #32 Classic Chestnut
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Re: Welsummer Hen and #32 Classic Chestnut

Welsumers are mainly speckled brahma, some colored & patterned very similar to red grouse. On a single cape you'll find the predominant brahma, but also duns, gingers, furnace, some black, & the nice chestnut Bill used for his fly. Surprised nobody is raising these for the tying trade.
by UC Steve
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ginger Dabbler
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Ginger Dabbler

Currently stoking a love affair with the dabbler design frame. Nice one! Looks like everything. Bet that'd make a good searcher anywhere.