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by FliTrap
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings

Davie McPhail has almost 700 fly tying videos on YouTube. He covers nearly any type of fly you can imagine. Yes.... I watching those videos, he talks of "tenting" or "cloaking" the wing over the hackle /wing, cutting a wide single section from a feather. He repeats this process for the "beard" by r...
by FliTrap
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Folded quill winged wet flies
Replies: 26
Views: 2359

Re: Folded quill winged wet flies

I too, have passed over the activity of tying matched slip winged wet flies, opting for rolled, bunched, folded or wingless.... My question is simply, don't they all start looking alike after chewed over a few times by a trout (or other fined critter)? The others tend to start all looking much the s...
by FliTrap
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Team of flies but no droppers.
Replies: 45
Views: 4916

Re: Team of flies but no droppers.

hmm - i never get tangles, and I am NOT a particularly great caster. I do believe the custom leader works wonders, at least in my case!! The action of the rod has a lot to do with casting a team of flies as is the length. A ideal rod is a nice slow action 10ft or longer. Not being rude to anyone bu...
by FliTrap
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Team of flies but no droppers.
Replies: 45
Views: 4916

Re: Team of flies but no droppers.

FliTrap, This is very good advice and timely feedback. I was fishing a team of flies this past weekend, and did encounter issues with tangles of the three fly set-up. In hind sight, I was fishing a fast action graphite rod. The tighter loops may have been part of the issue. I would have probably be...
by FliTrap
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Team of flies but no droppers.
Replies: 45
Views: 4916

Re: Team of flies but no droppers.

One thing only lightly tickled here, in rigging and then fishing multiple flies at a time, is the type rod used along with casting style. I tend to do much better with a slower.... full length action rod to fish several flies as they tend to present a more open casting loop. By being more open in th...
by FliTrap
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Demonstration of Dubbed Silk Body Technique
Replies: 21
Views: 10035

Re: Demonstration of Dubbed Silk Body Technique

When we were out in Montana, Jim Slattery demonstrated a very efficient way of making dubbed silk bodies on his pants leg. Over this past weekend I made up a new dubbing block, along with a fabric overlay. Great craftsmanship! Liking the idea for sure as it allows consistency to the efforts of dubb...
by FliTrap
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Isonychia Beaver (Tutorial)
Replies: 56
Views: 21118

Re: Isonychia Beaver (Tutorial)

I figured it was time for me to go back and reread the information on isonychia hatches, as posted in some of these earlier posts. I hope you guys don't mind the recycled post. This just seemed like good timing to revisit a popular insect. :shock: This stuff is timeless! I never look at the dates a...
by FliTrap
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph (tutorial / sbs)
Replies: 41
Views: 16595

Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph (tutorial / sbs)

Thank you all for sharing details of a fly with such historical reference. The fact that this yarn has all but disappeared is not surprising in considering the that it was obviously a blended wool, likely from several critters; maybe from numerous farms /areas of the country, and then for the milita...
by FliTrap
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Spider fishing video.
Replies: 16
Views: 2154

Re: Spider fishing video.

Actually from the fish's perspective, he blends in well if it is a cloudy day, with the cobble bank and as a tree trunk. I have found any natural color seems to be fine. Blaze orange...not so much. Many a day, early morning and evenings, were logic beats out the urges to fish, but without the blaze...
by FliTrap
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 46
Views: 2263

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

hankaye wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 6:02 pm
REE, Howdy;

Got some old milk jugs??? You have a template ...

hank
Check out the plastic boxes from music CD's..... they will hold 2-3 of your leader discs (may need to adapt diameter?) Then there are different boxes and such to organize your boxes! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: