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by flyfud1
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: January
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: January

Are you floating from Carbondale down to the confluence? The last time I did that I caught 98% whitefish!

Charlie
by flyfud1
Wed Dec 15, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: October Caddis Flymphs
Replies: 5
Views: 970

October Caddis Flymphs

A few OC Flymphs for a friend in OR. Hook: Daiichi #1740 size 12 Thread: Persall's Orange Dubbing: A mix of ginger Snowshoe Rabbit with natural, orange, hot orange and red Seal's fur. Spun body on Clark's Dubbing Block with YLI Natural Silk thread and Bailey's Wax. Rib: Small gold wire. Hackle: Ging...
by flyfud1
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fishing Discoveries "Ladder Leader" system
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: Fishing Discoveries "Ladder Leader" system

For what it's worth, I attach leader sections with blood knots and just leave one of the tag ends long as a dropper.

Charlie
by flyfud1
Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Hot-wire Prince Nymphs
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

Re: Hot-wire Prince Nymphs

The upper Arkansas just below Leadville at Hayden Meadows has been my go to spot this year. Major caddis hatches, some drakes, golden stones, baetis and, now, hoppers, beetles and ants. I don't fish nymphs very often so I've used dry flies and soft hackles. Dry dropper or hopper dropper rigs work we...
by flyfud1
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)
Replies: 15
Views: 4030

Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Dubbing wax in the little blue tubes with the yellow top made and sold by John Betts were SWIX cross-country ski wax. I know because I helped him fill a couple hundred of the tubes one day.

Charlie
by flyfud1
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Orvis Flymphs
Replies: 32
Views: 8306

Re: Orvis Flymphs

The last 2 in the set.

Hare's Ear
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Blue Dun
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I hope you all enjoyed these. The Black Gnat doesn't match the pattern in the Leisenring and Hidy book. It looks more like a gray hackle peacock.

Charlie
by flyfud1
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Orvis Flymphs
Replies: 32
Views: 8306

Re: Orvis Flymphs

Here are 3 more in the set.

Old Blue Dun
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Black Gnat
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Tup's Flymph
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by flyfud1
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Orvis Flymphs
Replies: 32
Views: 8306

Re: Orvis Flymphs

Several more from the Orvis Flymph Selection.

Iron Blue Dun
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March Brown
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Iron Blue Nymph
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by flyfud1
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Orvis Flymphs
Replies: 32
Views: 8306

Re: Orvis Flymphs

With my apologies for bad photography, here are the first two patterns (upper left) of the Orvis Flymph Selection.

Watery Dun
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Pale Watery Dun
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Charlie
by flyfud1
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Orvis Flymphs
Replies: 32
Views: 8306

Re: Orvis Flymphs

I was just gifted a complete Orvis Flymph Selection by my friend Dr. Jim Mead, DVM. During this holiday season I'll try to get a closeup picture of each of the ten patterns. No brochure however. Jim also included an "Old Roan". He said that it had appeared in a Dan Bailey catalog back when...