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by Bishthefish1
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hare's Masks
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Hare's Masks

I pick them up from my local tackle and gun store - they shoot, skin and cure their own and sell them for about £1.75 - £2.00 each. They also knock out Mallard and Teal wings for a few £'s, depending on size, a pair. In the past I have even been able to get a hold of Coot and Moorhen wings as well! ...
by Bishthefish1
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hares Lug & Cree
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: Hares Lug & Cree

Hi all Up date on this fly. Normally I am a dry fly man (I can hear the jeers and hisses across the pond!), but I have been talked into using wets again by a few of you over there and this has been a go to fly for me this season. It has worked really well during sedge / caddis fly and small stone-fl...
by Bishthefish1
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Brk Trt's Peacock and Pheasant
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Brk Trt's Peacock and Pheasant

ScottP wrote:
A Spanish Needle on steroids.
And Creative........... :o
by Bishthefish1
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Gambels Quail
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Gambels Quail

I like them..........
by Bishthefish1
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hares Lug & Cree
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: Hares Lug & Cree

No it is from down the sides of a rooster cape. The way it has been cut by Root River has included a few (just a few :( ) spade hackles but quite a few feathers that I guess must make up the root or base of the wing (I think they are called the scapulars?). They are quite soft for rooster hackle so ...
by Bishthefish1
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hares Lug & Cree
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: Hares Lug & Cree

Yeah Bolly does that!
by Bishthefish1
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hares Lug & Cree
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: Hares Lug & Cree

Try it now - the site where i have my gallery recently updated and i have had to change all the links
by Bishthefish1
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Waterhen and Bloah
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

Re: Waterhen and Bloah

Surely even tinsel would have been considered a modern synthetic once? But it was fully embraced by the old timers (even here in Yorkshire). As an angler on those same streams as the founders of the North Country Spiders I am a big advocate of traditional and natural materials but I am not adverse t...
by Bishthefish1
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Waterhen and Bloah
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

Re: Waterhen and Bloah

No offence taken Barry For ' modern classic ' read ' very popular '. It was first brought to the attention of UK fishers by a North Country angler/flytyer/guide/instructor by the name of Paul Proctor in one of his monthly columns in Trout & Salmon magazine back in 2012 or 2013 (If I remember right) ...
by Bishthefish1
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Waterhen and Bloah
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

Re: Waterhen and Bloah

I have been informed that a Waterhen and Bloah is good for the Beaverkill.I know this water very well. Tom https://s5.postimg.org/5fcexjhs3/0128181530.jpg A well tied Waterhen Bloa is good most places Tom! I have had some nice Grayling over the winter on them here in Yorkshire. I would be happy to ...