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by ForumGhillie
Mon May 13, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 13
Views: 360

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: 375

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: 13
Views: 360

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: 375

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
by ForumGhillie
Fri May 10, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

Welcome to the forum Al.

I agree.. I have two hen cree capes I absolutely love, very buggy.

I would also add... there are some awesome hen saddles too.

John
by ForumGhillie
Thu May 09, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Pheasant Crests
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Re: Golden Pheasant Crests

by ForumGhillie
Wed May 08, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Fly Tying Tools

When did they start to use a fly tying vise and bobbin?

Anyone have a photo of the oldest known fly tying vise?

John
by ForumGhillie
Wed May 08, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: BWO Soft Hackle
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: BWO Soft Hackle

Ron, it is okay... less ads on my iPhone than on my desktop. You know you can upload photos on the forum, so you don't have to link them? If you upload the photos to the forum they stay with the forum. Otherwise, if you use a 3rd party image host and you cancel your account or they go defunct we los...
by ForumGhillie
Tue May 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson Soft Hackles
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Hendrickson Soft Hackles

Ken, no need to give me credit. I am sure I am not the first person to tie a soft hackle pattern like this. The trout sure like it, which is not often in my past years I used a soft hackle during the Hendrickson hatch. The pattern made me a believer in it for this hatch.

John
by ForumGhillie
Tue May 07, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson Soft Hackles
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Hendrickson Soft Hackles

So far for me the most productive fly pattern has been the Hendrickson soft hackle during the hatch. Hendrickson-soft-hackles.jpg Partridge fibers to tail, Bailey's wax, Hare's mask dyed rust for body, copper wire ribbing and a golden plover wing. Hendrickson-dun.jpg Brown-Trout-on-subvaria-soft-hac...