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by Variant
Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:52 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Generic Soft Hackle - Grey Pearsalls (9A)
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Generic Soft Hackle - Grey Pearsalls (9A)

Well Done Otto !


Lou
by Variant
Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:25 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Oregon? Polly Rosborough?
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Oregon? Polly Rosborough?

Another big mayfly hatch on the Williamson is the Black drake mayfly . Polly tied the nymph on a size 10 3XL hook. He also tied the spinner version on a slightly smaller hook. A friend of mine guides on the Williamson river and it seems many fish are now caught on hybrid seal bugger patterns on trou...
by Variant
Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:08 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Oregon? Polly Rosborough?
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Oregon? Polly Rosborough?

I tend to agree with Bill. One thing I would like to add to this discussion is that Polly had a philosophy about nymph sizes . Polly believed that the nymph is always Twenty percent larger than the adult. He also states that “ as we drop down the scale in sizes the disparity grows tremendously. When...
by Variant
Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:09 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Ballou Special
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Ballou Special

Well done Norm !
Classic smelt pattern.

Lou
by Variant
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:27 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Black Demon (Cains River Series)
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Black Demon (Cains River Series)

Well done Norm !
Elegant and classic.

Lou
by Variant
Sun Jan 08, 2023 11:35 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: "Bug Palmer" (olive)
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: "Bug Palmer" (olive)

Well done Ray !
I like the mix of materials and colors, that fly has movement written all over it

Lou
by Variant
Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:55 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Historic English fly tying styles.
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Historic English fly tying styles.

Ron, I am doing the same, digging into the old books again. I find it all fascinating, the history, the procurement of materials and of course the arcane terms referring to colour or shade. For instance Puce for grayish, reddish brown,Azure for sky blue and my favorite Esterhazy for silver grey! THA...
by Variant
Tue Jan 03, 2023 12:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 75
Views: 61468

Re: Tups Indispensable

Dubbin,
I like your variant very much!

Lou
by Variant
Mon Jan 02, 2023 2:25 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Historic English fly tying styles.
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Historic English fly tying styles.

Bill ,
Thanks for posting the different tying styles.
I favor the very sparse Scottish tying styles of the Tummel and the Clyde.

Lou
by Variant
Tue Dec 27, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Buttonhole twist
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Buttonhole twist

Threads about Tups always get me fired up and the current one is no different. I was going to tie a few with Mike Valla's dubbing blend and post some pictures for those who were asking about it. I find lisenring's process for dressing the tups kind of tedious but I was going to do it his way but go...