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by ForumGhillie
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 21
Views: 164

Re: Tups Indispensable

How did they go about blending materials back then? By hand?
by ForumGhillie
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 45
Views: 588

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

I built a tandem leader to try next year. But IMHO freestone trout I feel can be less selective at times than spring creek trout, like the H.F. My guess is it won't make a difference as much as size and maybe shape will. also, need to do a white English porcelain bowl wet test when the wife is at wo...
by ForumGhillie
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 21
Views: 164

Re: Tups Indispensable

This awesome gentlemen. I would type some questions but my left hand has been under the weather and out of use and it is my casting hand.

Keep it going.

John
by ForumGhillie
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pheasant Tails
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Pheasant Tails

Nature's Spirit is replacing my PTs. They said the person doing the grading at time was not doing a good job. NS has always been good and I am sure they are trying to correct their PT quality issue.

I received some NS turkey flats dyed grey and they are awesome.
by ForumGhillie
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pheasant Tails
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Pheasant Tails

I would steam those tails and bring them back into alignment. Bob, That's a great idea. I haven't steamed anything since I was a kid when I used to steam my gasoline/paraffin-waxed dry flies after using them to get the hackles to go back to its original state. Bill, yes I was disappointed too. I ha...
by ForumGhillie
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pheasant Tails
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Pheasant Tails

I thought it might be interesting to discuss pheasant tails since it came up several times on the Sawyer's Nymph topic. Below are the 5 pheasant tails colors I just received from CompetitiveAngler.com. Cookshill's PTs is just one center feather each and the Nature's Spirits' PTs are 2 to a pack. All...
by ForumGhillie
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 21
Views: 164

re: Tups Indispensable

Greenwell John, I decided to move your Tups Indispensable post to start a new topic so it would not get lost in the Sawyer's nymph topic. Your Tups pattern looks more yellow and less pink than the other ones I have seen online. Is that on purpose or is that more accurate than others? Thank you for p...
by ForumGhillie
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 45
Views: 588

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Since we are on the subject of KillerBug and PhilA. He is known to study the original author's works and then go to all ends of the Earth (via the Internet) to find the original ingredients to make an exact replica of original fly patterns, except for the fur from a ram's testicles.
by ForumGhillie
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 45
Views: 588

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Ghillie John, Yes I have! Soft-hackled Pheasant Tails tied with pheasant tail feather barbs dyed red are very effective. So are those dyed orange. And, those dyed rusty brown. And, those dyed olive-brown There's a trend here. Neither the color of the wire nor the color of the pheasant will dissuade...
by ForumGhillie
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 45
Views: 588

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

As long as we are on this subject and we all know not all mayfly nymphs are the same color has anyone tried tying the PT nymphs with dyed pheasant tails? I should have by tomorrow... Cookshill Select Cock Pheasant Tail (1 Center Tail) - Black Claret Cookshill Select Cock Pheasant Tail (1 Center Tail...