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by Hankinsfly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Sparsely tied & sweetly fished
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Sparsely tied & sweetly fished

Ken-

Yes it is. Those Limerick hooks did a good job of hooking on the swing. Looking forward to fishing this weekend!
by Hankinsfly
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Sparsely tied & sweetly fished
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Sparsely tied & sweetly fished

No sir. That is a Classic Era Heddon #35, light trout action. The Classic Era was considered 1933-1938. Possibly a 96-year-old rod! Like Capt. Gus said in Lonesome Dove: “The older the violin, the sweeter the music.”
by Hankinsfly
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Sparsely tied & sweetly fished
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Sparsely tied & sweetly fished

I just like the looks of a sparsely tied partridge feather. The do as well!
by Hankinsfly
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: 10 Years of Davie McPhail on Youtube
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: 10 Years of Davie McPhail on Youtube

I watch most McPhail videos. I have learned a lot from him. The main thing that comes to mind is an understanding of how to tie winged wets. Not saying I’m good at it, but his videos gave me a start.
by Hankinsfly
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pheasant Ostrich and Quail ("Hunting Dog")
Replies: 34
Views: 15322

Re: Pheasant Ostrich and Quail ("Hunting Dog")

This is a really cool pattern and post, letumgo. I am going to copy this for summer drakes. Maybe vary the colors some. Thanks for sharing!
by Hankinsfly
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson Soft Hackles
Replies: 31
Views: 3304

Re: Hendrickson Soft Hackles

Those are great looking flies, sir. Nice photo too. This is not intended to “hijack” your post at all. But the dubbing brushes- I haven’t quite come to understand the purpose. I know they’re a traditional method and, obviously, they make a great product. I use the split-thread technique with great e...
by Hankinsfly
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Santa was a fly fisherman
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Santa was a fly fisherman

And I’m pretty sure he fished an old Heddon and a pair of wingless wets.
by Hankinsfly
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: The Devil Crook
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Re: The Devil Crook

Would you call this Clyde style? It’s beautiful. Also, nice hook. What is the hook?
by Hankinsfly
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Timeless fly tying advice
Replies: 33
Views: 3418

Re: Timeless fly tying advice

Well, I would argue the best source of info is time on the river. Any reading is just for pleasure. :mrgreen: