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by Roadkill
Thu Dec 01, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Light Brown
Replies: 2
Views: 14

The Light Brown

The Light Brown fly from Thomas Charleton's Fly List in Robert Smith's The North Country Fly . "Yellow Silk dubbed with young hare's face Hackle: Mottled Partridge" https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52536811765_d2da3a0548_z.jpg RIMG9138 by William Lovelace , on Flickr Hook- Wholesale Fly...
by Roadkill
Thu Dec 01, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Shredge
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: Shredge

Nice!

Shorten the wing and lengthen the body and it would make an interesting Damsel. ;) :)
by Roadkill
Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Dark Watchett
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Dark Watchett

Thanks Lance! I would love to see you posting what you have been tying and fishing. ;) :)
by Roadkill
Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Dark Watch
Replies: 0
Views: 50

The Dark Watch

This is my variation on the Dark Watchett. I wanted to make a darker fly than that using the Orange silk as the main tying thread and test the 2 flies on the same cast. Hook- Wholesale Fly Company M21 #12 Thread- Purple Kimono Silk ribbed with Kimono Orange silk Thorax-Muskrat back Hackle & Tail...
by Roadkill
Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Green Bay
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Green Bay

Nice fly, beautifully done I'll have to make some flymph versions of it. 8-)
by Roadkill
Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Dark Watchett
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Dark Watchett

I first twisted the dubbing in between the silks and then wrapped forward but I didn't like the effect. Next, I wrapped the 2 at the same time like Bob Smith demonstrates in the YouTube below the fly. I just didn't leave the spacing he used.
by Roadkill
Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Dark Watchett
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Dark Watchett

Another old fly from Robert Smith's The North Country Fly , taken from 'Thackray's Wharfedale List'. "Body: Purple and orange silk with water reat's down Hackle-Outside feather of a coot's wing. Hook- Wholesale Fly Company M21 #12 Thread- Orange and Purple Kimono Silk dubbed with Muskrat back H...
by Roadkill
Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: UV
Replies: 24
Views: 594

Re: UV

DUBBN wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:56 am It kind of sounds like the idea that trout lose the ability to see UV when becoming adults is a fantasy. No matter what studies say.
DUBBN,

Fluorescent colors are light visible to the eye emitted when UV is absorbed by something. You don't have to see UV to see those bright colors.

Bill
by Roadkill
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: UV
Replies: 24
Views: 594

Re: UV

Flies tied with a bit of UV do seem to catch more fish. I tied some $3 Dips using some UV Pearl Ice dub for the wing instead of deer hair. Fished both flies in tandem and the UV fly out fished the non-UV fly every time, no matter where on the leader it was. I tied Bead Head Krystal Dips I found in ...
by Roadkill
Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Dark Blow 1842
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Dark Blow 1842

Another old fly from Robert Smith's The North Country Fly that I have to fish, from Joseph Wells 'The Wharf Dale List'. "The Dark Blow From under the water hen's wing, yellow silk, water rat's down on body." Hook -Wholesale Fly Company Model 21 #12 Thread-Kimono Yellow Silk touch dubbed wi...