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by Bazzer69
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 39
Views: 294

Re: Blue Winged Olive

What a nice description of a BWO
Bazza
by Bazzer69
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 39
Views: 294

Re: Blue Winged Olive

In Britain it’s not unknown to take a pub break for a pint or two and then have a bit of a kip next to the water you intend to fish later in the day. Now that’s what I call civilized fishing
Barry
by Bazzer69
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 39
Views: 294

Re: Blue Winged Olive

Thanks to all the replies to my question. This forum is nothing if only educational. I’m going to imitate all the patterns shown and fish them all!
Barry
by Bazzer69
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Winged wet fly spinners
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Winged wet fly spinners

Can I ask what crewel wool is? I’ve never seen evidence of fish taking submerged spinners but that means nothing so this is something worth a try.
Barry
by Bazzer69
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 39
Views: 294

Re: Blue Winged Olive

I’m going down to the river soon and I hope to collect some bwo’s as samples to accurately id them. Not that I personally think it matters. Seems to me that a good soft hackle or flymph will do the job. The “river” I refer to is the mighty Lower Sacramento River. It’s normally fished with, oh my god...
by Bazzer69
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 39
Views: 294

Blue Winged Olive

What do you consider the best recipe for a blue wing olive Flymph or Soft Hackle? I would like to fish as a nymph, emerger and as a
Cripple.
Thanks
Barry
by Bazzer69
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Green Caddis Soft Hackle
Replies: 15
Views: 205

Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Nice fly , no question it will work. Have you considered a bright green tag to represent the egg laying female? When they’ve laid their eggs, usually around the margins they will drift spent, ideal for a flymph. Same fly, two options!
Barry
by Bazzer69
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: New Cochybondu or Coch-y-bondu?
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: New Cochybondu or Coch-y-bondu?

You guys are hysterical!!! It’s not mine but a “dressing” from circa 1910 and is for sale on eBay, funny think is there’s actually two of them for sale in orginal tins
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2599359866
Barry
by Bazzer69
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: New Cochybondu or Coch-y-bondu?
Replies: 10
Views: 172

New Cochybondu or Coch-y-bondu?

Here’s one I just knocked up!
Barry
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The sharp eyed ( dd) might have seen this on a famous auction site
by Bazzer69
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Francis M. Walbran North Country Flies
Replies: 16
Views: 233

Re: Francis M. Walbran North Country Flies

Greenwell, many thanks for the picture of the bullfinch feather.
What is your materials reference book? Is it something you’ve acquired along the way or something you’ve compiled? Is there a substitute?
Barry