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by Roadkill
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: TDC
Replies: 0
Views: 19

TDC

Here is my latest variation of the Thompson's Delectable Chironomid. It has been a a staple in my fly boxes since 1986 when I saw the pattern in Flies of the NORTHWEST by the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club in Spokane, Washington. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49184503117_dbdb096cb3_z.jpg IMGP9...
by Roadkill
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tinsels and other Bling...
Replies: 22
Views: 912

Re: Tinsels and other Bling...

Bling is extensively used when tying streamers and Salt Water flies but that is for another forum. ;) IMO the category of wingless wets where you can't use too much bling is that of tying Diptera (true flies) especially Chironomids. Here is a perfect example from my search for Silvery Chironomids Fr...
by Roadkill
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tinsels and other Bling...
Replies: 22
Views: 912

Re: Tinsels and other Bling...

Bob, I first used a Zelon collar on my Firehole Flymph and then on my IBF White Miller Soft Hackle I created during the 2014 West Yellowstone Flymph Forum Rendezvous. https://flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5750&p=68309&hilit=IBF+White+Miller+soft+Hackle#p68309 The idea grew out of my using a Kr...
by Roadkill
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tinsels and other Bling...
Replies: 22
Views: 912

Re: Tinsels and other Bling...

Ray,

These are on a Mustad 94840 #14. I wanted to stay higher in the water column because of the backlighting effect shown in Jason's photo. I will also try a heavier nymph hook and wire ribs to fish a little deeper or for swinging just subsurface in swifter current.

Bill
by Roadkill
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tinsels and other Bling...
Replies: 22
Views: 912

Re: Tinsels and other Bling...

PMD Bling soft hackles... Inspired by Jason's TROUTNUT photos http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/7/Mayfly-Ephemerella-subvaria-Hendrickson and a tying session earlier this week at ronr's house I decided to add some more bling to my existing PMD patterns to test fish this year. The first one is tied with ...
by Roadkill
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Anders Forsling Flymphs
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Anders Forsling Flymphs

Great looking flies!! 8-) 8-)
by Roadkill
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tinsels and other Bling...
Replies: 22
Views: 912

Re: Tinsels and other Bling...

Reading the fine topic on a Spun body nymph by ForumGhillie https://flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=8775 I followed his link to the excellent TroutNut web page. For those who question using too much bling with modern synthetics I would offer this photo to consider. Troutnut picture_194_full.jpg...
by Roadkill
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Brown Hackles
Replies: 16
Views: 339

Re: Brown Hackles

Beautiful flies but they appear to be wingless. ;)
by Roadkill
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Tup's indispensable
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Tup's indispensable

That is a gorgeous fly!!
by Roadkill
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tinsels and other Bling...
Replies: 22
Views: 912

Re: Tinsels and other Bling...

DUBBN, Beautiful flies, I would catch fish on any of those and be glad to have them in my flybox. Are any of the bottom flies tied with fluorescent dubbing? I consider hot dubbing to be another kind of bling. I urge tyers to read What Fish See: Understanding optics and color shifts for designing lur...