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by RickA
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Howarths Yellow Spider
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Howarths Yellow Spider

NightWatchman wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:03 pm Update

Very nice looking soft hackle.
Yup
Tom can can build bugs.
by RickA
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hackle Pliers
Replies: 30
Views: 4980

Re: Hackle Pliers

Howdy All; I worked on the floor for Zeus Ind. Products Inc. in the Summer of 67. Back when it was just at the foot of Thompson St. in Raritan, NJ. Nowadays it's gone Global hank Small world, Hank. I grew up in Basking Ridge and dated a girl from Raritan back in 69. I also spent a lot of time fishi...
by RickA
Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Now What?
Replies: 17
Views: 536

Re: Now What?

I'll make it easy for you.
Pack it all in your MGB and I'll be down with a wad of cash when I get back from Montreal F-1 ! :D
by RickA
Sat Jun 11, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: New Toy - Petitjean CDC Hackle Plier
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: New Toy - Petitjean CDC Hackle Plier

Nope, can't say I ever saw one before.
Typically I tie small bodies with one twisted CDC.
Tear drop pliers work for me when I try to corral more than one.
Let us know after you get to play with it.
by RickA
Mon May 23, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ida May
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Ida May

I'll bet Ida May looks even better in the jaws of a steelie.
by RickA
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Snowshoe bodies
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Snowshoe bodies

I save the fine underfur from the foot when I tie emergers. I'll take a small pinch and lightly hand blend it with the dubbing I'm using to tie a flymph. When the fly is wet and in the drift, the translucent fur gives the impression of life and bubbles. I really like it when used in a split thread o...
by RickA
Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Hare Brain Emerger
Replies: 22
Views: 1702

Re: Hare Brain Emerger

I'll bet that would work during a hendrickson hatch.
I'd be more than happy to test drive one on the Delaware for you. 8-)
by RickA
Tue Mar 22, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hackle Pliers
Replies: 30
Views: 4980

Re: Hackle Pliers

Dana, Those look like the ones Winnie used. ;)
by RickA
Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Hornberg
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Hornberg

Ya know what? I kinda like the teal.
Nice job.
by RickA
Wed Feb 09, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Iso Nymph
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Iso Nymph

Greg Lookin' good! I have a copy of The Dettes, a Catskill Legend by Eric Leiser. The first part is their history, the second, Their techniques and it just so happens that their iso nymph is in the mix. Ray is right as they call for a light shade mallard wing quill for the wing case. The pattern is ...