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by Variant
Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge 1820
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Partridge 1820

Classic pattern, well done ! Bill

by Variant
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Hooks

If you are interested in TUE hooks go to the website tworod mentioned hardydeluxe. The d18 tue hook is just a little shorter than the Partridge L5A/UE Dry Fly Supreme tue hook. The selection , prices and service are very good.

by Variant
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: New Section Name
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: New Section Name


by Variant
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Could use your advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Could use your advice.

I usually put my new skins and hides in the freezer for a minimum of 2 weeks. Although chukar is usually not used in traditional soft hackle patterns , I have used certain feathers for drake patterns ( see Davie McPhail patterns). I have a couple of chukar skins and they vary in color, from a dun to...
by Variant
Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & Herl
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Starling & Herl

Well done Norm!
Simple , elegant and deadly.

by Variant
Mon Nov 14, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: UV
Replies: 24
Views: 586

Re: UV

I have read the books mentioned by roadkill plus THE NEW SCIENTIFIC ANGLING TROUT AND ULTRAVIOLET VISION by Reed Curry.
Very interesting subject but I don’t think we will ever know for sure the effectiveness or non effectiveness of UV materials.

by Variant
Mon Nov 14, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Shushan Postmaster
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Shushan Postmaster

Norm ,
Great pattern and great tie!

by Variant
Sun Nov 06, 2022 7:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Endrick Spider
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: Endrick Spider

Well Done Norm !
I also like the history.

by Variant
Fri Oct 07, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Bluenose Squirrel Tail
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Bluenose Squirrel Tail

Norm, Great pattern!
The squirrel tail wing reminds me of my uncle’s patterns of years ago when he fished for the sea run trout in Latimer's brook over 50 years ago!

by Variant
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Art Flick book...
Replies: 5
Views: 1659

Re: Art Flick book...

Great write up Mike!
When I first read the book I thought that it would get more press!
This book is truly a diamond in the rough!