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by joaniebo
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: European Blackbird
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: European Blackbird

I got a couple wing years ago from Ellis Slater. They were dyed black starling wings.
by joaniebo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hatching Dun March Brown Soft Hackles
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Hatching Dun March Brown Soft Hackles

Tied these quite awhile back after seeing a YouTube video and think it's one of the prettiest soft hackles I've ever tied. Unfortunately, I've given most of them away and will have to tie a few moe in the near future.
by joaniebo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Did You Ever Tie a Fly that You Don't Remember?
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Did You Ever Tie a Fly that You Don't Remember?

I was going through some old pics and found this one of what I thought were a dressing called "Broughton Point". But I sure don't remember tying them and I can't find them in my fly boxes. Isn't an old man's memory something else?
by joaniebo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Tup’s dubbing
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Tup’s dubbing

Drop me a PM. I think I can probably spare a small bag of Tup's for you to try.

Bob
by joaniebo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: English Partridge
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: English Partridge

Nature's Spirits "Premium Partridge" skins are very nice and have lots of the smaller hackles with good coloring.

Bob
by joaniebo
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Winged Starling & Eggplant
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Winged Starling & Eggplant

If I had any purple Gossamer silk, I'd probably call this dressing a "Winged Starling & Purple." But since I no longer have any purple Gossamer silk, thus the name change. If you look closely, I tie in the starling hackle by the tip on top of the hook, do a couple thread wraps of YLI10...
by joaniebo
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Little Gray Bastard :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Little Gray Bastard :-)

When I first read the name, I thought someone named a fly after me. Then I realized that the word "Little" couldn't be me!
by joaniebo
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Visiting John Shaner (Fly Tying Historian)
Replies: 43
Views: 29403

Re: Visiting John Shaner (Fly Tying Historian)

Oliver Edwards did a video quite awhile back where he ties Sawyer's Killer Bug exactly as Sawyer specified in Sawyer's book "Nymph & the Trout". It's my understanding that Lee Wulff actually named it.

by joaniebo
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Tummel Style Fly Tying (Article by David Westwood)
Replies: 4
Views: 1883

Re: Tummel Style Fly Tying (Article by David Westwood)

Thanks for jogging my memory of the artcile that I copied many moons ago and haven't looked at for quite awhile.

Bob
by joaniebo
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: I've been busy ....
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: I've been busy ....

PhilA wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:49 pm Bob,
Wow! I'm not sure there are that many trout in cheese country!
PhilA
But there’s plenty of trees and weeds!