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by joaniebo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Something for the Historians
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Something for the Historians

Not too many chances to find things like that here in the Colonies.
by joaniebo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: your honest opinion
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: your honest opinion

Did a dressing like this awhile back with hare's ear dubbig, red biots for the tail, white biots for the wing and a partridge hackle. Will have to do a few more soon. Thanks for jogging an old guy's memory.

Bob
by joaniebo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Teesdale flies
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Teesdale flies

by joaniebo
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Shetland wool yarn
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Shetland wool yarn

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:34 pm
Bob,

I'm familiar with the Oyster 290 as a substitute for the Killer Bug yarn. I have a lifetime supply and would love to see a fly you've tied using the cut up yarn as dubbing.

Thanks- Ken
Ken

As you wish. Did these a LONG time ago.

Bob
by joaniebo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Shetland wool yarn
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Shetland wool yarn

Cut into small lengths and mixed in a coffee grinder, the Oyster 290 yarn makes some nice dubbing.
by joaniebo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Shetland wool yarn
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Shetland wool yarn

Rick / Ray

I have a full skein of the Shetland Oyster yarn if you want any.

Bob
by joaniebo
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: English Grouse & Woodcock Hackles
Replies: 5
Views: 425

English Grouse & Woodcock Hackles

I really like the coloring of English Grouse and Woodcock. A couple years back, I decided to use some of these hackles with different dubbings. My apologies if I've posted these before. Memory not as good as it used to be!
by joaniebo
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: This Kid
Replies: 7
Views: 368

This Kid

Has it done pat, eh?

by joaniebo
Fri May 29, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & Red Soft Hackle
Replies: 3
Views: 249

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: 11
Views: 589

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...