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by joaniebo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying a Black & Purple
Replies: 35
Views: 1220

Re: Tying a Black & Purple

Trevis Maybe 15+ years ago, a fellow in the UK sent me the info for this dressing, which I tie, as follows: Hook: Daiichi 1550 size 16 Body & Head Thread: Black Danville 6/0 Underthorax: Usually very thin red copper wire Thorax: green peacock herl Hackle: I prefer starling with the fuzzy stuff still...
by joaniebo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying a Black & Purple
Replies: 35
Views: 1220

Re: Tying a Black & Purple

My experiences have been that purple and brown Pearsall Gossamer silks get darker when wet (think of WC Stewart's "Black Spider" ) and thus, when wet, look almost a black color. One of my favorite spiders / soft hackles is an old UK dressing for a "Black Magic Spider" with a black thread body; peaco...
by joaniebo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

For those interested in bamboo fly rods, I found this link where a lot of the old cane rod catalogs can be downloaded:

https://splitcaneinfo.com/?page_id=653
by joaniebo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

Tups

He goes by “WIHEXROD” on the Classic Rod Forum where we communicated via PMs. I bought several sets of rod blanks and a finished tip section for a total price, so I don’t know what he might charge for one rod blank,

Bob
by joaniebo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

This post severely needs photos. . . . my wet fly / spider fishing is virtually all done with cane rods as I firmly believe that there's a distinct difference in the feel when trout fishing with a cane rod . . . [/i] Versus graphite? What about fiberglass? I also have an Orvis 9' T3 Graphite and Ha...
by joaniebo
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

Quite a few years ago, I bought an assembled cane rod from a company that had purchased MANY impregnated cane rod blanks from Sharpes of Aberdeen and then assembled and sold them Stateside. After a few years, this company decided that they would no longer sell fishing rods (they were in another outd...
by joaniebo
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Spider fishing video.
Replies: 16
Views: 1865

Re: Spider fishing video.

Back in 2016, Iexchanged a couple e-mails with Luke Bannister regarding North Country Spiders and he sent me a few pics of his "chewed up Spiders" used in the video and then tied a few heavily hackled spiders kinda like his.
by joaniebo
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 44
Views: 1400

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Ray

The only Maxim Chameleon mono I ever used has been the 4 lb and I always thought the Chameleon felt softer / more flexible that Maxima Ultragreen. Thus, I wonder how your Oliver Kite leaders will perform, well, hopefully.

Bob
by joaniebo
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 44
Views: 1400

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Paul

Whether I’m fishing in Cheese Country, Michigan or at local pond, I use the Oliver Kite leaders. If I want a lighter leader I go down a little and end up with the last length being 3lbs.

Bob
by joaniebo
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 44
Views: 1400

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Ever since I bought and read Oliver Kite's book "Nymph Fishing in Practice" (quite a few years ago!), I started tying my own leaders. Last week, I put together 5 more leaders for an upcoming trip to Michigan's Au Sable River. Have been using Maxima Ultragreen for many years ... using Oliver Kite's l...