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by driftless
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Big, ugly palmer wets
Replies: 21
Views: 619

Re: Big, ugly palmer wets

John, You could also use two different sizes of hen hackle. The rear hackle could be one size smaller than the hook size, the front hackle could be the designated hook size. Tie in the rear hackle, then dub the body halfway up the hook. Wind the hackle forward to where the dubbing stops. Then tie in...
by driftless
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: PARTRIDGE FEATHERS
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: PARTRIDGE FEATHERS

The bagged feathers are junk.

Use the ones off the skin.
by driftless
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Highlander Green Alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Highlander Green Alternative

Bob,

Looking back at some previous posts on this, it appears the YLI 222 is a close match for the Highland Green. In Kimono Silk, try # 351.

Paul
by driftless
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Who Fishes Wood?
Replies: 38
Views: 2522

Re: Who Fishes Wood?

+1 on David James Duncan's book.

If you don't fish your bamboo rod, you've wasted the maker's time & talent and your own money.
by driftless
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Who Fishes Wood?
Replies: 38
Views: 2522

Re: Who Fishes Wood?

I fish the bamboo rods I've made. Most of them are based on Paul Young's tapers & they are wonderful fishing tools for Wisconsin's Driftless Spring Creeks. I still use the first rod I made, a 7.5' 4-5 wt. Perfectionist, with some regularity.

Paul Julius
by driftless
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: your honest opinion
Replies: 18
Views: 1866

Re: your honest opinion

I agree with Ron. Nice job. Can't beat hare's ear for the body and partridge for the hackle! Try it in a #16, too!!
by driftless
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Slattery's Triple Threat
Replies: 16
Views: 1609

Re: Slattery's Triple Threat

Thank you for posting a link to the pattern. Can't wait to get a few of these on the stream!!!

Awesome looking fly.
by driftless
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Been a while, photo intensive open at own risk ;)
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: Been a while, photo intensive open at own risk ;)

Well done, sir.

The bodies on those flies are particularly nicely done. Love 'em!!

Paul
by driftless
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: YLI 6b Alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Re: YLI 6b Alternative

Hi Bob,

I don't think you'll find an acceptable 6b sub in YLI thread.
by driftless
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: YLI 6b Alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Re: YLI 6b Alternative

Bob,

It's Kimono Silk Thread #370 Teriyaki. 220 Yd. spool for under six bucks online. Good stuff!!!

Paul