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by joaniebo
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
Replies: 40
Views: 1904

Re: Availability of Spider Materials Today

Hank

I've read several other articles over the years that also state that the seal populations are growing larger and moving southward down the Atlantic coast. The sharks are simply following their food source and, additionally, some people feel that sharks might be mistaking humans for seals.

Bob
by joaniebo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
Replies: 40
Views: 1904

Re: Availability of Spider Materials Today

I don’t often read every posting with a subject, but today, I did read all in this subject. In the mid to late 1990s, I began to take an interest in fly-fishing. Bought a few graphite rods and reels to match the rods, mostly from Orvis. Bought flies, mostly dries and nymphs, from local fly fishing s...
by joaniebo
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: re: tying Stewart's black spider
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: re: tying Stewart's black spider

Oliver Edwards ties them exactly as stated in Stewart's book:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQR0v--AGR8
by joaniebo
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: October Caddis
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: October Caddis

Wayne (DUBBN) and joaniebo - Could you guys post the recipes for your patterns. :D ;) I tend to over hackle but here's the link to the video for the materials...... basically hackle, gold wire and thread. I used an orange thread instead of brown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi4OI6dfK48&t=3s
by joaniebo
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: October Caddis
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: October Caddis

I saw a video last year, I think it was a "tightlinevideo" for a soft hackled OC, so I had to order the materials to tie a few. Now have enough to probably tie a 100+ of these:
by joaniebo
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

Here's some pics of the 7 1/2' 2 piece, 2 tip 4/5 weight rod.
by joaniebo
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: up eye wet fly hooks source
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: up eye wet fly hooks source

Daiichi has several up eye hooks. Take a look here:
by joaniebo
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Flash
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Grouse and Flash

Davie McPhail did an "Orange & Peacock Spider" awhile back that this dressing reminded me of:

by joaniebo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying a Black & Purple
Replies: 35
Views: 1677

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: 1677

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...