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by ForumGhillie
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Cookshill Hen English Partridge
Replies: 12
Views: 806

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: 12
Views: 806

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: 12
Views: 806

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...
by ForumGhillie
Thu May 27, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbing block ?
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Dubbing block ?

I have William Anderson's dubbing block and it is awesome! Each to their own, but I feel the dubbing block and silk thread adds a lot to the flymph / soft hackle killing fly patterns, The silk thread shows through the dubbing and with the wax you can create card libraries for different blends to use...
by ForumGhillie
Mon May 03, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Imitative Leech Pattern
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Imitative Leech Pattern

Ray, very nice. I really like that leech pattern.

How do you find anything on your tying desk? :lol: :lol:

John
by ForumGhillie
Mon May 03, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: First time tying in years
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: First time tying in years

Nice job, that will hunt! Keep tying.

John
by ForumGhillie
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling Hackle
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Starling Hackle

Welcome to the Flymph Forum.

I really enjoy using starling feathers, it has great movement in the water. You just have to be careful winding it around the hook shank.

I am sure others will chime in.
by ForumGhillie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Rhyacophilla, aka Green Rockworn
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Rhyacophilla, aka Green Rockworn

Dana, excellent photo of caddis larvae.

My version of the green rockwork is my number #1 go to pattern in the early Spring as well.

Have you ever tried the Virtual nymph skins?

John
by ForumGhillie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lime Green Rockworm
Replies: 27
Views: 1738

Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Alan, it looks good to me. Thanks for posting.

John
by ForumGhillie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lime Green Rockworm
Replies: 27
Views: 1738

Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Ray, they are really simple patterns to tie. For the body i use Virtual Nymph Skin (3mm) in color "caddis Green" that I buy from Joe at Dette Flies. I also have colors "Translucent, Natural and Yellow Sally to represent other caddis larva and pupae. On the larva pattern I use ostrich ...