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by Variant
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Some "New to Me" Hooks to Try
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Some "New to Me" Hooks to Try

KEN,
When it comes to hooks, there are no problems, just solutions!
You are on a roll, Partridge hooks ,Pearsall’s silk and the Golden Plover pelt!
Lou
by Variant
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: new book?
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: new book?

I also have a copy. Great book.

Lou
by Variant
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Gray hackle Yellow Flymph
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Gray hackle Yellow Flymph

Bill,
I like your flymph variation of the Gray Hackle Yellow. I have seen it tied in many versions. In THE FISHERMEN'S HANDBOOK OF TROUT FLIES , DU BOIS lists 11 different recipes.

Lou
by Variant
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: T E Pritt's #50 - Curlew
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: T E Pritt's #50 - Curlew

Bob, What hankaye was referring to is Philip Storey’s book titled YEAR OF THE SPIDER , published in 2013. A small volume on tying and fly fishing diary pertaining to North Country Spiders on British waters. Storey also published an updated version of YORKSHIRE TROUT FLIES, by TE PRITT. All the best....
by Variant
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: A great book I found recently…
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Re: A great book I found recently…

William Blades was from Scotland and moved to the United States. He tied full dressed Atlantic Salmon patterns , bass bugs, nymphs and many other patterns. He also taught Ernie Schwiebert as well as Paul Jorgensen.
Great book.
Lou
by Variant
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Welsumer flymph
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Welsumer flymph

Pat,
I must admit I am not much of a picture taker but I will see what I can dig up.
Also the hook I mentioned above is also called a Daiichi model 1330 turned up eye hook.

Lou
by Variant
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Welsumer flymph
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Welsumer flymph

Hey Pat,
Good looking pattern.
The hook that you tied the Welsumer flymph on is a MARUTO D18 turned up eye dry fly, emerger hook.
All the best ,
Lou
by Variant
Sun May 02, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Imitative Leech Pattern
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Re: Imitative Leech Pattern

Great job on the imitative leech pattern. Well done Ray.
Fly Tyers Dungeon has a vast array of synthetic materials . The possibilities are endless.
That is one beautiful smallmouth bass!

Lou
by Variant
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: New Kindle Book / Imitators Of The Fly: A History by Peter Hayes
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: New Kindle Book / Imitators Of The Fly: A History by Peter Hayes

Ray, as usual you hit the nail right on the head! The British Anglers were really interested in developing realistic fly patterns for their pursuit of trout and Grayling. I have a hard bound copy of the same book.

Lou
by Variant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Pearsalls Silk Substitute
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: Pearsalls Silk Substitute

YLI and KANAGAWA filament silk.

Lou