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by ForumGhillie
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stoned Punk
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: Stoned Punk

Dubbn, don't you also have the Pteronarcys californica nymphs (Giant Salmonfly)?
by ForumGhillie
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hackle Pliers
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Hackle Pliers

For Hackle, I prefer small arterial clamps, about 2" long: https://i.postimg.cc/k4V6YXhP/IMG_0031.jpg They have serrated teeth and grip very well. For CDC, I use wire test clips. https://i.postimg.cc/PxBLgsBp/IMG_0035.jpg bb BB, I have never those seen before. Where the heck did you find those...
by ForumGhillie
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stoned Punk
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: Stoned Punk

A couple of P. dorsata observations I made this Fall... 1) On my home waters they come in two colors, dark brown and black with whitish gills underneath the legs. Pteronarcys-dorsata-nymph2.jpg 2) I captured and released over 3 dozen P. dorsata nymphs in the shallows this Fall. Every one of them aft...
by ForumGhillie
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Materials
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Materials

The best I have found recently were from Nature's Spirit.
by ForumGhillie
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stoned Punk
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: Stoned Punk

Hank, that is why the trout with indigestion love my pattern. :D

John
by ForumGhillie
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Picric dyed hare's mask
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Picric dyed hare's mask

hankaye wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:56 am ForumGhillie, Howdy;

Ya sure it's a Turkey, might be a Cornish Game hen??? :D :lol: :lol:

hank
It is a tiny butterball turkey.
by ForumGhillie
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Picric dyed hare's mask
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Picric dyed hare's mask

Ray, this is the first Thanksgiving with no kids home. The wife bought the smallest turkey I have ever seen. Hopefully, there is meat on it. :lol:

Gobble, gobble.

John
by ForumGhillie
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Hardy's Favorite
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Hardy's Favorite

letumgo wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:04 pm Superb in every detail. Fishable art…
+1
by ForumGhillie
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Picric dyed hare's mask
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Picric dyed hare's mask

Woke up inspired by Ken's soft hackle tying and I decided to tie a few wingless wets with my favorite blend of picric dyed hare's mask on Pearsall's gossamer silk thread and Partridge G3A/L Wet Heavy Supreme hooks. picric-dyed-soft-hackle.jpg It is a welcome change from tying the big stonefly nymph ...
by ForumGhillie
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stoned Punk
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: Stoned Punk

Norm, somewhere tucked away for 30 years I have a few of those left. What I am tying are 1-3/8" to 1-1/2" long. Those forms are a little short. I am teaching a fly tying class in January. One of the patterns I am teaching is this big stoned punk pattern. I have to supply the class with fif...