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by Variant
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 32
Views: 2830

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

Ken ,
You are right! I have been buying from Charlie for a number of years,the selection and quality are second to none.

Lou
by Variant
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Names of flies / dressings
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Names of flies / dressings

upstatetrout wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:43 pm
We use too use Latin!! Every body knew what an Iron Fraudator was!!!!!


Tom :lol: :lol: :lol: :!: :!: :!:
I remember using the word Pseudocloeon.
Now I hear everyone using the name little blue winged olive.😀😀😀
Lou
by Variant
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Baby Sunfly Softy
Replies: 21
Views: 1711

Re: Baby Sunfly Softy

In going through some of the books next to my old recliner, I noticed the "Orange Otter" book and glanced at it again recently. A wonderful read and, of special interest to me (again), was that the Rev. Powell used many "soft hackle-type feathers" in his fly dressings with multiple hackle turns sin...
by Variant
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider
Replies: 23
Views: 630

Re: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider

Hank,
I will second second that! 😀

Lou
by Variant
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)
Replies: 18
Views: 457

Re: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)

Hi Ray,
If you are a sucker for gizmos and gadgets there is another tool called SWISSCDC multiclamp. It pretty much does what the MP clamps do but is much more heavy duty. I am just saying if you like tools...😀

Lou
by Variant
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)
Replies: 18
Views: 457

Re: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)

Ray,
I use CDC in many of my patterns.CDC is so versatile,you can use the feathers in so many ways, like you are demonstrating, wet or dry.
That is why Leon Links in his book titled TYING FLIES WITH CDC calls CDC the fisherman’s miracle feather.
Thanks again for the great videos.
Lou
by Variant
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)
Replies: 18
Views: 457

Re: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)

Very well done Ray!
The use of colors, movement and translucency is outstanding in your concept pattern.

What I don’t understand is why Cdc was not used more years ago by the early Fly tiers? Certainly the material was available to them.
Showing the movement in the water says it all!

Lou
by Variant
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Furled Leaders Revisited (playing around with a new toy)
Replies: 24
Views: 758

Re: Furled Leaders Revisited (playing around with a new toy)

Good stuff Ray.
In Darrel Martins book titled MICROPATTERNS TYING AND FISHING THE SMALL FLY there is some good info. on tools as well as making furled leaders.
Good luck,
Lou
by Variant
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Salars Nemesis
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Salars Nemesis

I have a signed copy with a fly tipped in by Nemes.The history and regulation on salmon angling is very interesting.
As a side note Nemes also fished for Steelhead on the Clearwater River in Idaho.

Lou
by Variant
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Blue Dun Hen Hackle
Replies: 16
Views: 761

Re: Blue Dun Hen Hackle

Looks like you picked out a good assortment of Hen hackle!
Good luck tying.😀

Lou