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by Old Hat
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pheasant Tails
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Pheasant Tails

I have found some very nice Spirit River PT's but there is some inconsistency with them. I have always done well ordering PT's from Jim Teeny's site. A guy who knows pheasant tails. I prefer the Antique gold over the natural. For naturals I've had good luck on eBay ordering full tails out of Nebrask...
by Old Hat
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lesser Green Flymph
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Lesser Green Flymph

That is a a great combo and well thought out Bill. Very nicely tied as usual.
by Old Hat
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 45
Views: 588

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

I fish PT nymphs in just 3 colors. Natural, Black, and dyed antique yellow which is a muted yellow where there is still plenty of the brown of the feather. These are the 3 that I have found a need for at times. I have tried red with success but not sure it departs from the effectiveness of natural.
by Old Hat
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 21
Views: 164

Re: Tups Indispensable

So which is the original tups blend? On the left in the first picture?
by Old Hat
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hen Capes
Replies: 16
Views: 253

Re: Hen Capes

Thanks everyone for the input. I think the 4B's are bigger than what I am looking for. Although I may be able to tie both trout and saltwater stuff with one cape. :D I've always preferred the Herbert Miner Whiting hens. But, I actually like the slight stiffness in them. I have some that are rather s...
by Old Hat
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hen Capes
Replies: 16
Views: 253

Hen Capes

I'm in the market for some hen capes. I'm curious about the 4B hen capes by Whiting. Not the saddles. Only the capes. Anyone have any experience with these? What size range would I expect from these? Would you consider them very soft. I normally prefer a little stiffer hackle for hens like the Whiti...
by Old Hat
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pheasant Tails & Swords Soft Hackles
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Pheasant Tails & Swords Soft Hackles

Cool! I little zug-buggish.
by Old Hat
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Proportions for Traditional North Country Spiders
Replies: 28
Views: 467

Re: Proportions for Traditional North Country Spiders

That looks exquisite John! Also, to note, one thing that needs to be considered is the hook that each person uses. You can look at diagrammed proportions on one hook, but remember, those proportions are for that hook. What looks like a long hackle on the Partridge Spider hook may not look like long ...
by Old Hat
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Proportions for Traditional North Country Spiders
Replies: 28
Views: 467

Re: Proportions for Traditional North Country Spiders

I think it is important to learn the traditions and just as important to not limit ourselves by them. To be honest. I don't worry too much about hackle length for spiders and soft hackles within a certain range. I haven't noticed any significant difference in fishing or catching with the many tradit...
by Old Hat
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Yak Body
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Yak Body

I thin k you can get yak hair as fine and course. I think it is either fine from the body or course from the tail, but I may be wrong on that. The stuff sold for saltwater streamers is course and about 10-12 inches long. That is what I was using here. I believe there are some older patterns that use...