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by billems
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: More Oct. Caddis
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: More Oct. Caddis

Which size do you tie them in?
by billems
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 59
Views: 41292

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Sawyer often spoke of the pt wire as "red" in color. But copper wire has often been termed as "red" by the English. My beagle is ginger colored. But I could just as easily say he's red. So, copper it is for the pheasant tail. That is...according to ME! (lol)
by billems
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Pass Lake Special (Paape) & (Srubenvoll)
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: Pass Lake Special (Paape) & (Srubenvoll)

I used to tie it with a peacock herl body. Great fly. My two streamers are the Muddler and a Pass lake.
by billems
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Antigo Caddis
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Antigo Caddis

Antigo, Wisconsin, I'm assuming. Yeah, that'll hunt.
by billems
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: My Fave Winged Wets
Replies: 0
Views: 194

My Fave Winged Wets

I thing of my winged wets as mini-streamers. I fish two #12 wets--a Hares Ear and a Leadwinged Coachman. Try 'em sometime, when nothing seems to be happening. You'd be surprised. My favorite tactic with this setup is to find a super slow flowing pool that's around 3 to 4 ft deep. I'll cast the rig o...
by billems
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Wet Fly Fishing (1960 Sports Illustrated Magazine)
Replies: 13
Views: 2933

Re: Wet Fly Fishing (1960 Sports Illustrated Magazine)

I love the illustrations. It must be some kind of lithographic technique, made after photographs. They are gorgeous. And, yeah, much more about wet fly tactics in this tome
by billems
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Muskrat
Replies: 30
Views: 6590

Re: Muskrat

I prefer real muskrat dubbing to the synthetic equivalents. Gray sythentic dubbing is gray, and looks gray in the water. But Muskrat is actually silvery when wet. And you can see the silvery muskrat dubbing from a fair distance. I feel the real fur is more appealing, and visible, to the fish.
by billems
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 59
Views: 41292

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

The old recipes mention "red," but even the original Sawyers exhibited copper. I'm thinking that they called the copper color, "red."
by billems
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 59
Views: 41292

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Thanks for posting. Although I hail from the country once called Great Britain this is the first time I’ve seen a genuine Saywer Nymph. Is there any chance of a close up of his Red PT and the Killer Bug? I’m interested to see the colour of the wire etc he used. He did write a very small book on his...
by billems
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Who Fishes Wood?
Replies: 47
Views: 8266

Re: Who Fishes Wood?

I sold my bamboo off during the Great Recession. But things improved and I'm "back on the grass." I own a perfectly restored Granger 8-ft. Special, finished by Mike Sinclair. It's a classic. I also own two RK Bolt rods, and 8 for 5wt, and a 7 1/2 4wt. All I need now is an 8-foot Jenkins (m...