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by ForumGhillie
Mon May 03, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Imitative Leech Pattern
Replies: 6
Views: 250

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: 271

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: 463

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: 294

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: 1091

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: 1091

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 ...
by ForumGhillie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lime Green Rockworm
Replies: 27
Views: 1091

Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Ray, < cough, cough > mine are not wingless wets and they have metal helmets. The first pattern represents a pupae and the second one the larva. https://wiflyfisher.com/images/caddis/Rhyacophila-caddis-pupa.jpg caddis-larva.jpg https://wiflyfisher.com/images/caddis/Rhyacophila-larva.jpg They work gr...
by ForumGhillie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lime Green Rockworm
Replies: 27
Views: 1091

Re: Lime Green Rockworm

There are several different chartreuse colored "net spinning" and "free living" (rhyacophila is free living) caddis larva. The key is to get your caddis larva pattern to bounce right along the bottom where they end up in the drift like the naturals. The pattern I use is much simp...
by ForumGhillie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Pritt's #4 Little Winter Brown
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Pritt's #4 Little Winter Brown

Yeah, I know that Pritt's says a "sparse dubbing of Hare's ear" but the way I splash the water, I better use more than just a sparse dubbing or I'd end up with a Woodcock & Orange, eh?! I have a question on the hackle. When using hackle that clumps together like on these flies, will t...
by ForumGhillie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing
Replies: 35
Views: 2971

Re: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing

Just an FYI, while up north I tried euro nymphing several days and it is not as easy as it appears in their videos, especially if it is windy. Practice, practice, practice and patients... but when the trout started rising I switched instantly to a dry fly on my euro leader. :D I also found for me se...