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by joaniebo
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 56
Views: 9888

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Doug

Have been using Maxima Ultragreen for many years ... using Oliver Kite's leader formula (or as close as I can get to it) of 20# (54"), 12# (10"), 6# (10"), 5# (10") & 4# (36") as shown in his book "Nymph Fishing in Practice."

Bob
by joaniebo
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Black Palmer 1839
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Black Palmer 1839

I've tied and fished a Black Palmer for many years in several sizes, mostly in 14s and 16s, using peacock herl for the body and a black Whiting rooster saddle hackle, sometimes a black hen hackle. If I recall, both Oliver Kite and the Rev. Edward Powell both had similar dressings but they called it ...
by joaniebo
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: "Kiss the Water" / Megan Boyd video
Replies: 2
Views: 112

"Kiss the Water" / Megan Boyd video

I have the "Kiss the Water" DVD about Megan Boyd and I've watched it many times., each time seeing and learning more. Recently, I did a YouTube search recently and found a BBC video called "The Art of Fly Fishing" that I first thought was just the "Kiss the Water" video. But, unless my mind is thoro...
by joaniebo
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: The Thornfly Dun.
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: The Thornfly Dun.

Nice fly. I like the idea of having a peacock or magpie herl head on dressings, even if the original pattern doesn't call for it. Don't know if it will catch any more fish, but they sure look purdy,eh?

Bob
by joaniebo
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: I've Been Busy Lately
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: I've Been Busy Lately

Very impressed. You are doing what I would like to do but never quite get round to doing it. I am looking forward to seeing the next phase - happy tying. David David I'm pretty well stocked with Spiders, soft hackles, nymphs and the few dries that I fish. So, the "next phase" is that I have a bunch...
by joaniebo
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: I've Been Busy Lately
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: I've Been Busy Lately

I'm speechless. All I can say is, amazing group of flies. How long have you been working on this box of flies? About 4 - 6 weeks. Due to back problems, I can only tie a half dozen or so at a time, then rest. Do that 3 or 4 times a day until I get 12 - 18 of the same pattern completed, then move on ...
by joaniebo
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: I've Been Busy Lately
Replies: 7
Views: 240

I've Been Busy Lately

Yesterday, I finished the last 18 flies (Pritt's #62 - Black Snipe) to put in the 32 compartment storage box of North Country flies. Now to start tying some various colored Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear, and other soft hackles / flymphs more in tuned to US-style of dressings, plus a few of the Rev. Powe...
by joaniebo
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Dai’s Greenwell
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Dai’s Greenwell

If I recall correctly, many of Dai Lewis' dressings were used and / or modified by the Rev. Edward Powell using quite bushy hen hackles for Rev. Powell's wet and dry flies. Christopher Knowles' great book called "Orange Otter" shows both pictures and the dressings of the Powell / Lewis flies which w...
by joaniebo
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: RedTags / Treacle Parkin
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: RedTags / Treacle Parkin

I've tied about a dozen of each with red, orange and yellow wool tags for next season - all with hen hackles.

Bob
by joaniebo
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Henthorne Purple
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: Henthorne Purple

Interesting post / fly. Quite awhile back, I added a peacock herl thorax to a Snipe & Purple and might have to do a few more this winter.