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by Variant
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Jungle Cock Soft Hackle
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Jungle Cock Soft Hackle

John,
Great looking fly, I like the way you used the balance of the hackle for a flymph style pattern. That kind of thinking goes along with holiday candy wrappers for body material .😀

Lou
by Variant
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Needle Brown from a Handbook of North Country Trout Flies by Roger Fogg.
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: The Needle Brown from a Handbook of North Country Trout Flies by Roger Fogg.

IMHO W.S. Roger Fogg’s book titled THE ART OF THE WET FLY is also a wealth of information.In the book Fogg gives us many other classic patterns and methods to fish them.
Lou
by Variant
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A Variant of Variant's seal spider
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: A Variant of Variant's seal spider

Not that far off of a Stewart’s black spider......... Dana, You are correct. I wanted a pattern that has more translucency and be more durable than the traditional Stuart’s spider.The black baby seal and black silk did the trick. The qualities and springiness of the seal IMHO exceeds that of hen ha...
by Variant
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles
Replies: 25
Views: 1129

Re: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

For years, I've gathered way too many fly tying materials as I've often searched for materials to tie a dozen or so of a specific dressing and then kept the "extra' materials on hand for heaven knows what future use. But in looking at many of the pics of flies done by others, I've been impressed as...
by Variant
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up
Replies: 21
Views: 1288

Re: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up

Great post Ray,
I dunk all my wet flies and flymphs, it really shows their true colors. I think light pattern is very important with patterns in or near the surface.
by Variant
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: light reflection
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

Re: light reflection

Another good source of information IMHO are Ozzie Ozefovich’s 3 videos,THE UNDERWATER WORLD OF TROUT.

Lou
by Variant
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: A brief chat on some north country flies.
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: A brief chat on some north country flies.

Hi Paul,

Once again another great interview.Well done. I also will be ordering Rob Smiths upcoming book.

Thank you, Lou
by Variant
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: John Shaner Holds Court on Soft-hackles, Sylvester Nemes and much more
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: John Shaner Holds Court on Soft-hackles, Sylvester Nemes and much more

Hi Paul,
Well done! Can not wait until the next interview.

Lou
by Variant
Sat May 16, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Gas Chamber
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Gas Chamber

[quote="Ron Eagle Elk" post_id=101798 time=<a href="tel:1589632831">1589632831</a> user_id=64] I love the name! Made me remember my days as a Drill Sergeant, running trainees through the gas chamber filled with CS gas. Mask off, name, rank and service number. Lots of tears, running snot and vomit. ...
by Variant
Tue May 05, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fenwick Streamflex Plus 10' 3 wt and a cast of two wets
Replies: 18
Views: 1804

Re: Fenwick Streamflex Plus 10' 3 wt and a cast of two wets

Ummm - A word of caution from the rod makers shop. If you tie a tenkara line to the tip top, and then in the course of fighting a fish or trying to free a snagged fly, point the rod in the pulling direction, it might be possible to separate a ferrule. In that case, your tip section winds up in the ...