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by Roadkill
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: History writings on caddisflies
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: History writings on caddisflies

You might be interested in an alternative tie of the The Black Leaper put forth in The Origins of Angling by John McDonald. It treats a possibility of a wingless palmered wet fly for the blacke louper cadis from The Treatise of Fishing with an Angle . The Black Leaper possibly identified as a caddis...
by Roadkill
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Spotted Sedge Emerger
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Spotted Sedge Emerger

Steve, Thanks for the inspiration!! 8-) Here is my version of the SSE based on some materials I have on hand... https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7825/47372870021_9d9765314a_z.jpg IMGP5942 by William Lovelace , on Flickr I subbed out: mirage tinsel for the body, Hare's ear Haretron for the abdomen, a s...
by Roadkill
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)
Replies: 20
Views: 321

Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Ray,

Great SBS!!

You should peg this at the top of the tutorials for visitors and beginners to find it easily in the future.
by Roadkill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: button hole twist
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: button hole twist

ronr, I agree with Carl that buttonhole twist might be a little bulky for my taste on the #18. Here is a #18 I just tied with Kinkame #50 that I get from Britex in San Francisco. https://www.britexfabrics.com/catalogsearch/result/?f=Kinkame+thread&q=thread This thread is larger than Pearsall's Gossa...
by Roadkill
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hamilton's Real Skunk variant
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Hamilton's Real Skunk variant

Nice buggy tie, should make a nice stonefly! 8-)
by Roadkill
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Birdnest from Doug
Replies: 35
Views: 612

Re: Birdnest from Doug

Dougsden,

Not doubt in my mind that your tie is a marvelous fish catcher as well. For the last 2 days, I had fun discussing the Bird's Nest at the NW Fly Tyer and Flyfishing Expo with both novice tyers and others like me who tied and fished these decades ago.

Bill
by Roadkill
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Birdnest from Doug
Replies: 35
Views: 612

Re: Birdnest from Doug

IMO what it represents is how you tie it and what it creates for an impression. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7832/46586757554_2e84bd1882_z.jpg IMGP5849 by William Lovelace , on Flickr I tied this for a tan/ginger caddis that I have encountered on many western waters. I think it could also be a sui...
by Roadkill
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Martini Flymph
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Re: Martini Flymph

Ron,

Here is my version of your Martini Soft Hackle that I will tie at the NW Expo on Friday...

ImageIMGP5843 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
by Roadkill
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Birdnest from Doug
Replies: 35
Views: 612

Re: Birdnest from Doug

Here is my Bird's Nest tied on a 9672 #10...

ImageIMGP5839 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

I tied it to use when the tan caddis are emerging.
by Roadkill
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Bird's Nests color combos
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Bird's Nests color combos

The Spectral blend looks like a good sub for the tan UV2 scud/shrimp dubbing that I bought last week! ;)