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by NedZeppelin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 57
Views: 13516

Re: Tups Indispensable

Thanks to the incredible generosity of folks here I have a good supply of the necessary ingredients for Mike Valla's Tups dubbing, and have mixed up a few batches. I think I have it dialed in, with his recommended proportions but with the nuance that an additional half inch of red yarn is added at t...
by NedZeppelin
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: A PMD and a Green Drake
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: A PMD and a Green Drake

I love the look of that PMD tie, Frying Pan this September! Is that a hen heckle?
by NedZeppelin
Sat May 16, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Waterhen Bloa Dry Fly
Replies: 5
Views: 1486

Re: Waterhen Bloa Dry Fly

McPhail never phails to inspire another session at the bench. His techniques are really helpful, I note how he holds onto the tail as he ties it in, the constant re-spinning of the dubbing to keep it tight (or dropping the spin where he wants to thicken it up.)
by NedZeppelin
Sat May 09, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Dark Drake
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: The Dark Drake

In a size 14, I'd fish that in the film as an Ephemerella rotunda/invaria, that orange--ish sulphur that follows the Hendricksons. Fishing Creek, the Narrows, middle of this month.
by NedZeppelin
Wed May 06, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Field Testing a V.S. Hidy Flymph
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: Field Testing a V.S. Hidy Flymph

Great pics and a great flymph, how could they resist! Love the inhabitants of that special stream.
by NedZeppelin
Sun May 03, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 57
Views: 13516

Re: Tups Indispensable

I love this. Those Mile 6 up to the Dam PMDs are fun aren’t they? So at least I won’t be the only one throwing Tups based flies at them. Of course they’ll refuse them too, but hey that’s the fun of it. I like your recipes and will experiment. I just think no one is throwing flymph style impressionis...
by NedZeppelin
Sun May 03, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 57
Views: 13516

Re: Tups Indispensable

Thank you all for the generous offers received. I look forward to buzzing this up in the repurposed spice blender and showing the Frying Pan PMDs a new trick this September!
by NedZeppelin
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 57
Views: 13516

Re: Tups Indispensable

Does any shop offer a good Tups dubbing? The Valla recipe looks perfect but as near as I can tell, True Red wool yarn no longer exists and cheddar Felt Dimensions is either gone or on the endangered species list. That, and if you acquired all those ingredients, spending the better part of $50, you’d...
by NedZeppelin
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Iron Blue GRHE
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Iron Blue GRHE

Beautiful! I also like the longer name for the bird, are those legal in the States and is there a New Zealand version of Cookshill’s.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australasian_swamphen
by NedZeppelin
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: BWO
Replies: 11
Views: 969

Re: BWO

Thank you! I think the hackle looks great and appropriately sized.