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by joaniebo
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hares Ear and Partridge
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Hares Ear and Partridge

I tie LOTS of flies using Hare's Ear dubbings and Partridge hackles! One of my favorites is a variation of Edmonds' & Lee's 8b March March, where I use dyed red Hare's Ear and gold wire rib (as in the E & L dressings), but I sub grey partridge hackles instead of Snipe Rump hackles. Awhile back, I pu...
by joaniebo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: To Cane A Trout
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: To Cane A Trout

I have 4 or 5 grahite rods and I do fish them but I also have 12+ bamboo rods that I also fish. Years ago, I found that I seem to have a better "feel / touch" when a trout first takes my fly on a bamboo rod and when landing the fish, I seem to feel more of the fish's "movements" . For awhile, I thou...
by joaniebo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bloody William's Other Mate
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Bloody William's Other Mate

The dressing for "Bloody William's Other Mate" was taken from pages 16 and 17 from T. Donald Overfield's book: "50 Favourite Wet Flies." Will have to dig out the book and take a couple pics.
by joaniebo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bloody William's Other Mate
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Bloody William's Other Mate

Quite awhile back, I saw a pic of this dressing and the name got my attention - "Bloody William's Other Mate", so I had to tie a few. Don't remember if I still have them or fished them, but I got a chuckle when I saw the pic in my computer files.
by joaniebo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: T E Pritt's Grannon or Greentail
Replies: 15
Views: 200

Re: T E Pritt's Grannon or Greentail

Phil I have Ronald's book and will have to go through it and tie a few of his dressings. Are you tying the old dressings again at the January "Icebreaker" ? For years, I tied them at the Grand Rapids, MI "Celebration of Fly Tying" show in late February but the show was cancelled this year. It's fun ...
by joaniebo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: T E Pritt's Grannon or Greentail
Replies: 15
Views: 200

Re: T E Pritt's Grannon or Greentail

Thanks guys for the compliments. The old dressings and books about the old dressings / flies / methods really get me going, especially the search for as many of the original materials as possible to attempt to duplicate the old dressings.

Bob
by joaniebo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Greensleeves (Pritt)
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Greensleeves (Pritt)

I'm so old that maybe "I saw" the originals being tied! Actually, I've been hackling my dressings with more than the current preference of some people to do sparsely hackled dressings. I was very pleased to see in Rob Smith's North Country Spiders book pics of flies dressed by the "Old Masters" wher...
by joaniebo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: T E Pritt's Grannon or Greentail
Replies: 15
Views: 200

T E Pritt's Grannon or Greentail

Since I just posted a pic on my version of Pritt's Greensleeves dressing, I noticed that there was an old pic of Pritt's Grannon / Greentail in my files. (again, with my heavy hackles).
by joaniebo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Greensleeves (Pritt)
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Greensleeves (Pritt)

The way I slap the water when casting makes it necessary that I heavily hackle my dressings.
by joaniebo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Jasper Gossamer & Starling
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Jasper Gossamer & Starling

Thanks for the comments. Appreciate them.