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by Old Hat
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: "Trout and Flies - Getting Closer" by Peter Hayes and Don Stazicker
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: "Trout and Flies - Getting Closer" by Peter Hayes and Don Stazicker

I haven’t read this one, but I really like Hayes’ Fly Fishing Outside the Box Emerging Heresies. Will have to check it out.
by Old Hat
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Deleware river system sulphur spider.
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Deleware river system sulphur spider.

What makes it a D. River Sulphur?
by Old Hat
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Dun Emerger
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Blue Dun Emerger

Now that is a Crooked River fly if I ever saw one!
by Old Hat
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Olive Spider
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Blue Olive Spider

Thanks guys.

Rick, that is often a great time to fish spiders and good bet for fish looking up but shy of the surface.

Fishnkilts, the hook is a beautiful little spider hook from Gaelic Supreme. A Dick Walkers Wet Ring Eye. Sharp solid hand forged hook. A great hook and a joy to tie on.
by Old Hat
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Dog Days
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Dog Days

I've never been completely sold on tiny heads. As practical fishing goes anyway. The small heads look nice to the tier but I believe the larger heads could be an attractive feature to the profile of wet flies. Either way you could add a bit of dubbing to cover.
by Old Hat
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Olive Spider
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Blue Olive Spider

Thanks guys.

Ron, I whip finish by hand, no tool.

Bill, I tied this on a #16. The Hends will stretch a bit and can tie very small.
by Old Hat
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Olive Spider
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Blue Olive Spider

I've been reinvestigating building bodies using Hends Body Quill material as the base for dubbing loops. I really like the material for this use. It is very strong, comes in a good variety of colors and is transparent enough that the tying thread color is still in play. This one is built from the ol...
by Old Hat
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: "Adams" Flymph
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: "Adams" Flymph

Thanks Ray. Just wish I had more opportunity to use them.
by Old Hat
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: "Adams" Flymph
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: "Adams" Flymph

joaniebo wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:24 am
Another dressing I need to copy! THANKS.

Bob
:D
by Old Hat
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: "Adams" Flymph
Replies: 6
Views: 137

"Adams" Flymph

The Adams was developed in 1922. Almost a century old. A lot of variations in the last 98 years.

Tied this one on a Daiichi 1740. Pretty nice up eye hook. A little longer shank than most at 2x long, 1x heavy. Would be a nice hook proportionally for more nymphy wets.
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