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by joaniebo
Fri May 29, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & Red Soft Hackle
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Starling & Red Soft Hackle

Ken Although I don't take my own advice, I've often told beginning fly tiers that if they wanted to tie effective soft hackles in many colors, sizes, etc. they only needed two bird skins ---- starling and partridge. Needless to say, I yet to heed my own advice which, if I did, my bank account would ...
by joaniebo
Fri May 29, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Finicky grayling
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Finicky grayling

Although there's no grayling in my part of the world, I'm a big fan of any Frank Sawyer dressing, or variations thereof, including Sawyer's "Killer Big." that he developed for Grayling fishing. Phil Anderson has done a fantastic job of researching materials used in tying a modern version of the Kill...
by joaniebo
Tue May 26, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Frayed Knot...
Replies: 22
Views: 1048

Re: Frayed Knot...

In looking at the pics of the streamers, this material might be a good sub for polar bear fur used in some streamer / salmon dressings.

by joaniebo
Sat May 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: A No-Name / New Nymph
Replies: 4
Views: 186

A No-Name / New Nymph

Years ago, a friend used an old Ligas dubbing called "Black Drake" that has long been discontinued. I found out that the Black Drake dubbing was made from nothing except "Aunt Lydia's Fuzzy Gray Sparkle Yarn", so I got the yarn , cut and mixed it, then sent it to the guy who had used the Ligas Black...
by joaniebo
Thu May 21, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 52
Views: 12290

Re: Tups Indispensable

Ken & Kevin

FINALLY, this old guy got off his (my) butt and the Tups samples are being mailed today. Cheers.

by joaniebo
Thu May 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Yeller Soft Hackles
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Yeller Soft Hackles

Tied these yesterday and couldn't decide which pic I liked better, so here's two pics. Turmeric-dyed, white hen hackles, with a light yellow (primrose colored ?) Danville thread and a pale yellow (primrose color - again) SLF dubbing to make a few "Yeller Soft Hackles." Will soon tie a few pretty muc...
by joaniebo
Wed May 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Leisenring Hares ear and Woodcock.
Replies: 14
Views: 1955

Re: Leisenring Hares ear and Woodcock.

If I could tie a decent winged wet fly, that would be one of them. VERY nice dressing.

by joaniebo
Wed May 13, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hemorrhoidal Hares Ear
Replies: 29
Views: 3315

Re: Hemorrhoidal Hares Ear

One of my most productive flies is my version variation of the Red Ass soft hackle, tied with a red thread butt, peacock herl body with a gold wire rib and a partridge hackle. Using a lime green thread instead of the red, makes my version of an Egg Laying Caddis soft hackle. GREAT when fished in tan...
by joaniebo
Mon May 11, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Waterhen Bloa Dry Fly
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Waterhen Bloa Dry Fly

This might be upsetting to some, but I recently saw this Davie McPhail video and thought it to be an interesting twist to tying dry fly versions of some of the North Country Spiders.