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by Roadkill
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Saber Hooks?
Replies: 40
Views: 1044

Re: Saber Hooks?

I use smooth jaw pliers and insert the hook into the front of the jaws not the side. The force closes down first on the barb applying pressure toward the bend. Jewelry making pliers from craft stores are my favorite. ;)
by Roadkill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 25
Views: 882

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

Those are all fish catchers, start filling the boxes and hit the water! :)
by Roadkill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Winged Larva Lace
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Winged Larva Lace

Ron that was a fun time on the Central Oregon waters in your backyard! :D It didn't even occur to me to put one of this fly on in the midst of the fish rising for egg laying caddis. The caddis dries I had on were getting their attention. And I was busy concentrating on the timing and drift across th...
by Roadkill
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pete Hidy Appreciation
Replies: 11
Views: 111

Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

8-) 8-)

Quite a treasure, well done on all counts!!
by Roadkill
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Winged Larva Lace
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Winged Larva Lace

This is my 21st Century version of the 1855 emerger Winged Larva contained in Blacker's Art Of Fly Making as mentioned in the Forum thread on ("Emergers" in 1895?). https://flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=8300&start=10 If you have some "shrivelled larva" from the end of some Salmon Gut in your ...
by Roadkill
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: "Emergers" in 1895?
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: "Emergers" in 1895?

P.S. This is a cool fly, I have to tie some of these! Here is a quick illustration of the Winged Larva... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48067091076_2abcc14d4a_n.jpg IMGP9032 by William Lovelace , on Flickr It has a head of Peacock herl and a yellow Mohair body. With the "shriveled larva" hangi...
by Roadkill
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: "Emergers" in 1895?
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: "Emergers" in 1895?

It appears to me that Blacker's Winged Larva and Small Larva in The Art Of Fly-Making 1855 are clearly examples of Emergers. (TO MAKE THE WINGED LARVA Page 42.) The Winged Larva is a Woodcock Soft Hackle winged with hen pheasant tail and with the larva case tied on below the shoulder of the mohair b...
by Roadkill
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Scruffy SH
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Scruffy SH

Same Fly... updated tail! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48033465873_051cb0d1ca.jpg IMGP9028 by William Lovelace , on Flickr i got the squirrel I ordered and tied one fly but the squirrel was stiffer hairs than the original nymph. So the current tie uses some Australian Possum for the tail. It ...
by Roadkill
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 984

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Easy to acquire cast keepers for your leaders come with a local beer and are easily replaced. ;) :D

ImageIMGP8989 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
by Roadkill
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Irresistible Wet
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: The Irresistible Wet

My first thought was it is a simplified small Bomber. it should be a killer for tan caddis emergers or a swimming hopper. 8-)