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by davidriley
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Snipe & Spindrift soft hackle
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Snipe & Spindrift soft hackle

Jaimeson’s Spindrift has become an obsession with me. I use many different colors for fly patterns. The multi color blends are very nice. Just wish it was easier to get, here in The States. Ray I think DRAGONtail have some. Have a look at this link from Jamieson’s website giving you details of thei...
by davidriley
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Snipe & Spindrift soft hackle
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Snipe & Spindrift soft hackle

David The reason I mentioned the red wire underbody and / or ribbing is that the popularity of the Shetland Spindrift #290 Oyster wool yarn probably originated for use as a replacement for the Chadwick's 477 yarn used by Frank Sawyer in tying his original Killer Bug. The #290 yarn then became popul...
by davidriley
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Snipe & Spindrift soft hackle
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Snipe & Spindrift soft hackle

Although I've cut the Shetland Oyster wool into small pieces and made dubbing out of it, I've yet to tie many flies with it. I wonder how a Shetland Spindrift dubbed dressing would look with a red wire underbody and red thread? Bob Bob In my opinion the beauty of the Spindrift wool is that it is su...
by davidriley
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Snipe & Spindrift soft hackle
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Snipe & Spindrift soft hackle

Here is a fly tied using Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift wool, which has become quite popular in the fly tying community, especially since Chadwick 477 darning yarn, used in Frank Sawyer’s grayling bug, is no longer available. I like tying with Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift wool. It is very ‘buggy’ . ...
by davidriley
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Snipe Bloa
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Snipe Bloa

Fishnkilts wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:39 am
I like the mole dubbing. It gives it a unique appearance in color. I'm going to have to try and locate snipe feathers and try them out for myself.
At the moment Snipe feathers are difficult to get in the UK. I think with the ‘lockdown’ for Covid 19 everybody is tying flies.
by davidriley
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & heron spider
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Starling & heron spider

letumgo wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:04 pm
I’m really glad you found this forum. Your post are inspiring. I love tying and fishing similar patterns.
I am flattered. I just tie simple flies that anybody can tie

David
by davidriley
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & heron spider
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Starling & heron spider

Good looking fly! Does the purple show under the body when wet? Thanks. No the purple does not show under the body when wet. I think if you wish to achieve that then the heron herl should be added as a rib but if you do that I would advise wetting the body with varnish and wrapping the herl in open...
by davidriley
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Size 22 Brown Hackle Peacock
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Size 22 Brown Hackle Peacock

Very nice.
I like Whiting hen capes but they cost ‘an arm & a leg’ in the UK, when you can get them. In the meantime I have taught all my fish to like my offerings tied with Indian hen capes and saddles! :D

David
by davidriley
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & heron spider
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Starling & heron spider

I can’t resist tying up spider flies. I have fished them for years whether on the river or in lakes. Here is a new one that I hope will attract a few fish once this COVID virus fades away and I can wet a fly again. Starling & heron spider Kamasan B410 size 14 ( actually the hook is a coarse fishing ...
by davidriley
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Dictionary of Trout Flies
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Dictionary of Trout Flies

This book was written by A Courtney Williams in 1948 and contains a wealth of information about all the flies listed. It also covers Sea Trout and Grayling flies. If you decide to buy a copy try and get the sixth edition (paperback) 1986 as there is an additional section on modern flies (34 years ag...