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by Randyflycaster
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1806

Re: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

Folks,

Thanks so much for your help.

Randy
by Randyflycaster
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1806

Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

I live in Missoula. The Skwala hatch should begin soon, but I'm having trouble finding soft hackle
Skwala patterns.

Does anyone know where I can find these patterns?

Thanks,

Randy
by Randyflycaster
Wed May 04, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Should I buy an inferior partridge skin?
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

Re: Should I buy an inferior partridge skin?

Folks,
Thanks. I went back to the shop and looked at the feathers. They seemed to be in good shape. Maybe it's the skin of a young bird.
I decided to buy the skin.
Randy
by Randyflycaster
Wed May 04, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Should I buy an inferior partridge skin?
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

Should I buy an inferior partridge skin?

I was in a fly tying shop and they had some small partridge skins with a lot of small feathers. The skins were selling for $20.00. The guy in the store said, however, the skins were grade B. I'm not sure what exactly grade B means. Should I buy a skin, or should I just spend more money for a better ...
by Randyflycaster
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Dave Hughes Video - Flymph Tying Demonstration (YouTube)
Replies: 26
Views: 8681

Re: Dave Hughes Video - Flymph Tying Demonstration (YouTube)

Old Hat,

I'm not sure what you mean by bending the hackle back to 90 degrees to the hook shank.

Randy
by Randyflycaster
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fishing Soft Hackles in Winer
Replies: 13
Views: 7208

Re: Fishing Soft Hackles in Winer

Folks,
Thanks so much. I've never fished during the winter so it should be interesting.
Randy
by Randyflycaster
Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fishing Soft Hackles in Winer
Replies: 13
Views: 7208

Fishing Soft Hackles in Winer

Folks,

I recently moved to Montana, so I want to begin fishing soon. I'm wondering if any of you fish soft hackles during the winter. If so, do you use small flies? Large flies?

Do you fish close to the river bottom? What winter techniques do you use?

Thanks,

Randy
by Randyflycaster
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Photographing flies for Dummies by a Dummy...
Replies: 9
Views: 7507

Re: Photographing flies for Dummies by a Dummy...

Great article. I'm not sure about one thing: I have an Ott fly tying light. If I buy two clamp lights what kind of bulbs should I use? Daylight balance? Will they match the Ott bulb?

Thanks,

Randy
by Randyflycaster
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Swinging Emergers?
Replies: 17
Views: 8175

Re: Swinging Emergers?

Thanks so much. Unfortunately, the streams here in NY that I fish are now closed. I did start swinging emergers a few days late the fly fishing season and didn't have much success - I was using emergers of my own design with CDC wings, so maybe the patterns were at fault - but then again, I was fish...
by Randyflycaster
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Swinging Emergers?
Replies: 17
Views: 8175

Re: Swinging Emergers?

By emergers I mean traditional, non-soft-hackle, emergers, e.g. CDC emergers.

By swinging I mean casting upstream or three-quarters downstream, as Old Hat described.

Randy