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by Old Hat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Saber Hooks?
Replies: 23
Views: 659

Re: Saber Hooks?

Mustads make up the foundation of my tying. I know them. They aren't cheap quality or overpriced and have served me well over the past 30 years. With that being said though, I am always a sucker for a 25 pack of overpriced pretty hooks. Its like going grocery shopping and buying a candy bar.
by Old Hat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 21
Views: 676

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

I believe he does Ron. Not a better deal going anywhere.
by Old Hat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: No longer a virgin
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: No longer a virgin

Awesome! Couldn't have done on a better fly. A PT soft hackle will almost always produce just about anywhere.
by Old Hat
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Spider fishing video.
Replies: 16
Views: 1708

Re: Spider fishing video.

Being from NE Oregon, I understand that completely. Sometimes while hunting I felt like Bambi running from the fire.
by Old Hat
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Rena Caddis
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Rena Caddis

I don't have one Ron. It is pretty straight forward. Tie in the hair on top of the hook. Helps to not trim the head until the very last step in order to lift it and tie off underneath. Tie in the hackle at tail. Dub forward to the where the legs are to be. Keep dubbing bulky. Tie in the legs. Contin...
by Old Hat
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Rena Caddis
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Rena Caddis

Glad you are going to try it Paul. It's such an easy hopper pattern. The hardest part is knotting the pheasant tail for legs. But a tier could use whatever makes it easier for the legs. I tie knot the pheasant tail in pairs. I can use one pair on either side for smaller flies. Or if I need larger le...
by Old Hat
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Irresistible Wet
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: The Irresistible Wet

Black is a great idea!.

This is on a #14 hook. I can see where that would be deceiving.
by Old Hat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Irresistible Wet
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: The Irresistible Wet

Thanks Bill. Caddis was the intention. Hopper...maybe I could split the tail end hairs.
by Old Hat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Rena Caddis
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Rena Caddis

Yeah that's the original design I was looking at. Its very nice...for a dry fly. :D Joking aside, it really is a very attractive design to me. I am also a big fan of the Dyret. I used to tie them at the shows years ago before the pattern was as well-known in the states as it is today. In fact, I hav...
by Old Hat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Mearn's Quail
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Mearn's Quail

Yeah, they don't come up too often in good shape. Usually shot to $#&!

I found this as a set on Ebay. I am an occasional bird hunter but these are more of a southwest species.