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by Updtate
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Breadcrust
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Breadcrust

I do not know what bird the quill comes from. I have a quill section that Dick Talleur gave me long ago saying "here use this for Breadcrusts". I have heard that the originals were tied with grouse quill.

Tom
by Updtate
Sat Jul 02, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Breadcrust
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Breadcrust

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by Updtate
Fri May 27, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 59
Views: 59147

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

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coincidence I was gifted some Chadwicks 477 yarn just a couple of days ago by a good friend and tied up a sawyers Killer Fly just this morning.

Tom
by Updtate
Fri May 06, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Very nicely done!!

Tom
by Updtate
Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Stewarts winged fly #1.
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Stewarts winged fly #1.

Found this interesting. Stewarts 1st winged fly called for a wood cock wing with a Hackle of landrail and a body of yellow silk. I subbed American Woodcock over covert feather rolled for the wing and the reddish undercovert feather for the called for landrail hackle along with the yellow silk for th...
by Updtate
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stewarts Red Spider
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Stewarts Red Spider

Tom [/quote] According to W.C. Stewart in his book, The Practical Angler ( worth owning in my opinion ) Stewart says; The Red Spider should be made of the small feather taken from the outside of the wing of the landrail, dressed with yellow silk, and is deserving of a very high rank, particularly in...
by Updtate
Sun Apr 10, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stewarts Red Spider
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Stewarts Red Spider

Just my interpretation. Nobody really knows. I have seen Starling,landrail,dotterel listed by others. A pattern that works and no one knows how to correctly tie it!


Tom
by Updtate
Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stewarts Red Spider
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Stewarts Red Spider

Hook. Daiichi 1180 size 12.
Silk. Pearsalls gossamer yellow.
Body .same.
Hackle. Landrail! Subbed with under covert feather of a European Jay.
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by Updtate
Wed Apr 06, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Howarths Yellow Spider
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Howarths Yellow Spider

Hook. Partridge North Country size 14.
Silk Pearsalls gossamer yellow.
Body. Same.
Thorax. Peacock Herl.
Hackle. Light Partridge.
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by Updtate
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: March Brown Soft Hackle Emerger (Nick Mango tutorial video)
Replies: 8
Views: 933

Re: March Brown Soft Hackle Emerger (Nick Mango tutorial video)

Another way of saying as Darbee did. The wing is set back at the expense of a shortened body leaving a clean neck at the eye of the hook so that the fly floats better. Turle knot,clinch not,or whatever you use has nothing to do with how the fly floats. The stiffness of the tippet material would,espe...