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by ForumGhillie
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 901

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

John, What are you using for tippet? I've used Rio & Orvis super strong, both of which I'm liking less & less. I've heard good things about every brand of tippet there is, though :? Paul, I really like Trout Hunter's tippet material and I have used it for years. Out West in the Fall on the Henry's ...
by ForumGhillie
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 901

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Thanks, Bob. I used to tie a leader that used both Maxima Chameleon & regular tippet, but the ultra-green setup sounds like it would be fairly limp, which is good. I'll give it a try. Paul Hi Paul, The Max. Cham. for the butt, because it is stiffer, The Max. UG I use for the remainder of the leader...
by ForumGhillie
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 901

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Thanks, Bob. I used to tie a leader that used both Maxima Chameleon & regular tippet, but the ultra-green setup sounds like it would be fairly limp, which is good. I'll give it a try. Paul Hi Paul, The Max. Cham. for the butt, because it is stiffer, The Max. UG I use for the remainder of the leader...
by ForumGhillie
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: Scissor Recommedations

I am a huge fan of Fiskars 94817797 Micro-Tip Scissors and they are not expensive but very sharp. I have three pairs for home, cabin and pack. https://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-94817797-Micro-Tip-Scissors-Orange/dp/B00006IFNA/ref=sr_1_10?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2r7igMnI4gIVGbnACh3ufwD8EAAYASAAEgIivfD_BwE&hva...
by ForumGhillie
Fri May 31, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 901

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Ray, it's fun to make your own leaders during the Winter or during long rainy seasons when trout streams are flooded - like now! :( I am going by memory... when I tied my own leaders I used Maxima Chameleon only for the butt section and Maxima Ultra Green for the rest, except the tippet section. I h...
by ForumGhillie
Fri May 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Wilted Spinach variant
Replies: 71
Views: 17207

Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Love the pattern!

I should be stopping by the Mad soon and I will have to try this pattern IF the runoff is over, which I doubt it will be.

John
by ForumGhillie
Mon May 13, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 15
Views: 599

Re: Fly Tying Tools

John, Thank you for your informative post. I see Ronalds' book "The Fly Fishers Entomology" was reprinted in 1990 and is fairly inexpensive to buy.. https://www.amazon.com/Fly-Fishers-Entomology-Deluxe/dp/1555215335 I have always been sorry that there are no fly tying instructions in Aldam's Quaint ...
by ForumGhillie
Sat May 11, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gartside's Sparrow
Replies: 22
Views: 575

Re: Gartside's Sparrow

Since so many of you actually saw Jack tie the Gartside Sparrow pattern, how about someone describe the pattern dressing? I for one, never met or saw Jack tie and I have never used the Gartside Sparrow pattern before. It would be great to have " here ", Jack's actual original dressing. Especially, s...
by ForumGhillie
Sat May 11, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 15
Views: 599

Re: Fly Tying Tools

I believe that Ogden was the first to illustrate a fly vise but the very fact that he called it "improved" leads one to the conclusion that the vise had been in use for at least a while and needed "improving." About what time period was that? I have often wondered when fly tying vises and bobbins r...
by ForumGhillie
Fri May 10, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gartside's Sparrow
Replies: 22
Views: 575

Re: Gartside Sparrow

Ron, that's a keeper!

I know you know how to do this... How about renaming this thread "Gartside Sparrow" instead of "test"? The pattern and your history experience is worth preserving this thread topic.

Thanks!

John