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by WiFlyfisher
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: wax for dubbing brushes
Replies: 8
Views: 79

Re: wax for dubbing brushes

Below are the hard waxes I have used. Other guys can explain more than I can about using waxes with dubbing brushes. I have only used my leg or a white glossy paper with silk thread and the waxes below. So I am not the person to ask. I cheat a lot and use a dubbing loop spinning gizmo. :D
by WiFlyfisher
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Split-thread spring caddis
Replies: 17
Views: 158

Re: Split-thread spring caddis

Redietz- thank you for this reply! Very informative. So I was incorrect in thinking it had to do also with body and wing feathers. And yes, both of my skins are ruffed. Can anyone post photos of other types of grouse skins? The entire bird has reddish-brown feathers, not just the tail. Below are fe...
by WiFlyfisher
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rod length & action in spider fishing
Replies: 15
Views: 284

Re: Rod length & action in spider fishing

I don't feel one rod length or presentation fits all stream fishing situations. You mentioned dead drift and swinging flies which to me require different presentation styles. Also, what fly rod a taller person finds most effective may be different than what rod a shorter person prefers. I also find ...
by WiFlyfisher
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Welsumer Brahma Hen Available
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Welsumer Brahma Hen Available

There's a very heavy impulse buy vibe coming from this post. hank Hank, no doubt. And there's probably not a single soul frequenting this site who really needs these feathers. But hey... Best regards That is eggsackly what I was thinking when i looked at your post. And I am still trying to resist t...
by WiFlyfisher
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Up-eye, Straight or Down-eye hook?
Replies: 16
Views: 271

Re: Up-eye, Straight or Down-eye hook?

Outstanding reply!! I have always been a fan of the down eye hook, but as my close friends know me I am not against trying new and different things. One of the things I noticed with my GoPro and my flies underwater the stiffness of the tippet does seem to effect the angle of the wet fly below the cu...
by WiFlyfisher
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Shakey Beeley / Shakey Bealy
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Shakey Beeley / Shakey Bealy

What was a killing pattern ( old world term ) for me this year was using picric acid dyed hare's mask dubbing for the body and partridge for the hackle during the March Brown emergence. That is all I used for several evenings and had amazing success. It actually made me more of a believer in "wingle...
by WiFlyfisher
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Up-eye, Straight or Down-eye hook?
Replies: 16
Views: 271

Re: Up-eye, Straight or Down-eye hook?

Thank you guys. I am thinking more in a sproat bend. I do see a Mustad-Viking 9264 hooks on eBay, but I am not looking to buy 100 hooks to play with that I might not use again. Some of the salmon hooks look perfect but only come in really big sizes... ahrex hr414 https://ahrexhooks.com/wp-content/up...
by WiFlyfisher
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Up-eye, Straight or Down-eye hook?
Replies: 16
Views: 271

Re: Up-eye, Straight or Down-eye hook?

I would love to find and try a upturned hook, like Mustad 94842, BUT in a heavy wire nymph hook for tying some flymphs and wingless wets. Does anyone know of one?
by WiFlyfisher
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Shakey Beeley / Shakey Bealy
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Shakey Beeley / Shakey Bealy

Damn! That is gorgeous! I’m gonna “steel” that one, John. ;) Your color scheme would make a great fall steelhead pattern (upscaled in size) Ray, I also thought of it for steelhead fishing while tying it. I hope to swing it on a steelhead river too. It is bigger than you think... I tie this on a Dai...
by WiFlyfisher
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Shakey Beeley / Shakey Bealy
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Shakey Beeley / Shakey Bealy

For the fun of it I decided to tie a few with a contrasting black body and a hot orange tail.