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by ForumGhillie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying a Black & Purple
Replies: 35
Views: 1200

Re: Tying a Black & Purple

Here's the Madison Cabbage variant pattern (flymph style) that was responsible for the largest brown I took out of the Madison River during our Yellowstone rendezvous few years back ... Hook: Vintage Mustad 94842, Size #10 Thread: Pearsall's Gossamer #13, crimson Hackle: Collins Hen Cape, black Tai...
by ForumGhillie
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying Wingless Wets
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Tying Wingless Wets

Dean, There are a lot of different types of soft hackles used today. Although some things are getting tougher to obtain. The majority of my wet fly stash is: Domestic Hen hackle capes from Collins Indian hen capes Starling Hungarian Partridge Red Grouse Ruffed Grouse (I shot during hunting season) Q...
by ForumGhillie
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying Wingless Wets
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Tying Wingless Wets

Dean, Welcome to the forums. I am glad to got my PM on the Classic forums. Can you give us some ideas of what and where you will be using the soft hackle flies? They literally are tied in every size, color, etc. and generally used to imitate emerging insects, but not always. This is a great group of...
by ForumGhillie
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 44
Views: 1362

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Speaking of tippets, I recent purchased Cortland Co-Polymer Nylon Tippet spools in 3x, 4x, and 5x. They rate them as strong if not stronger than the comparable fluorocarbon tippets. Anyone else try Cortland Co-Polymer Nylon Tippets?
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by ForumGhillie
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stillwater soft hackle
Replies: 19
Views: 830

Re: Stillwater soft hackle

Mike,

Sweet fly!

Side Note: Our daughter and I stayed over night in Miles on June 6th at the Econo Lodge heading to Glacier NP. It was 94 degrees!! Is it always that hot there in June?

John
by ForumGhillie
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Saber Hooks?
Replies: 41
Views: 1434

Re: Saber Hooks?

I think I have a bunch of Dai-Riki in storage in the garage. I'll see what I have and would be happy to send them out if someone wants them. Carl, I've never tied on those hooks, i'd love to have a few if you wouldnt mind. Dave Sure, I'll get some out to you. Carl, If you have any Dai-Riki #270 siz...
by ForumGhillie
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: No longer a virgin
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: No longer a virgin

Aw, Jeez, Tim. Now your on the slippery slope of fly fishing. You'll soon be bankrupting yourself to obtain elusive wet fly hackles, silk threads, waxes of all types and colors, and hair from assorted critters you've never heard of. In other words, welcome to the club. Ron, I wished you had told me...
by ForumGhillie
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 44
Views: 1362

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: 44
Views: 1362

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: 44
Views: 1362

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...