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by ForumGhillie
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Gray ghost spey
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Gray ghost spey

Mike, beautiful!!

John
by ForumGhillie
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Hot-wire Prince Nymphs
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Hot-wire Prince Nymphs

Ken, save those flies for Spring.

One of my favorite early season nymph patterns when the trout are not looking up and the water is cold (low 40's) is this pattern...

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Not the same as your pattern but close.


John
by ForumGhillie
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Mike Tucker Stonefly (Semi-realistic)
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Mike Tucker Stonefly (Semi-realistic)

Norm, excellent tutorial!! A short while ago a couple of us were on a freestone stream collecting and taking photos of several different stonefly nymphs. I have been thinking ever since about finding a good pattern to use to tie some up since the stonefly nymphs live in the river for 2-3 years and m...
by ForumGhillie
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Color Chart
Replies: 59
Views: 28616

Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

A question I often wanted to ask.... Why didn't Pearsall ever want to put the color number on each spool? That certainly would have made things easier. John Good morning everyone Yes I realize this is a late response to John’s question, however: I was in a thread shop in New York City last week whi...
by ForumGhillie
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A tying journal
Replies: 13
Views: 1244

Re: A tying journal

My tying journal is between my ears. :lol: :lol:

BUT, my fishing journal with dates & times, locations, flows, air/water temps, conditions, aquatic hatches, fish locations and patterns taken/refused is contained in yearly Word docs

John
by ForumGhillie
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying pre dubbed bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: Tying pre dubbed bodies

First off, William's Clark dubbing block is a fantastic tool for making spun dubbing bodies on silk thread. Jim Slattery didn't have any of his rock hard Leisenring wax at Campfire Lodge. I told Jim I could use his wax beads in a pellet gun to shoot squirrels to keep them away from my wife's bird fe...
by ForumGhillie
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Green Drake flymph
Replies: 15
Views: 1145

Re: Green Drake flymph

Here are a couple of Henry's Fork Green Drakes...

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the nymph is very stocky.

The photos were taken about 7 days ago.

john
by ForumGhillie
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Cookshill Hen English Partridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

BTW, I have several different bird skins from Steve at Cookshill and they all include the heads.

Here is one way I use the small partridge head feathers (size #18)...

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John
by ForumGhillie
Sun May 30, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Cookshill Hen English Partridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

All the English Partridge skins I have purchased over the years from Steve at Cookshill has had the head and been top quality.

John
by ForumGhillie
Thu May 27, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Cookshill Hen English Partridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Cookshill Hen English Partridge

Arrived in the mail when I returned from my 2 week Dakota's hiking and camping adventure. Nothing better for soft hackles than a Cookshill Hen English Partridge. Steve's materials are always top notch. Cookshill-English-Partridge-Skin.jpg I requested a while ago since they are so hard to come by lat...