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by Old Hat
Wed May 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: First attempt at a winged wet fly
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: First attempt at a winged wet fly

Welcome! Looks great to me. Honestly, and I don't shy away from constructive criticism. I can tie decent wings but I don't like to do it. I like the versatility that a wingless pattern gives. I tie some smaller wets with the same profile you have and use turkey biots as the wing as Ray said reminisc...
by Old Hat
Wed May 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

My most commonly used 6 hen are: Honey Dun Light Dun Dark Dun Rusty Dun Furnace Badger I prefer dark dun over black and I'll use the rusty dun or furnace for brown depending on how dark of shade I want. I use the honey dun or light dun for any of the lighter bugs. I do have a grizzly dun that I like...
by Old Hat
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Presentation Methods
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Re: Presentation Methods

When actively swinging the fly is moving pretty good and I think the tension pulls the fly out. When swinging I keep a small loop in my line or just some slack behind my reel hand and when I get a strike, I don't set, but just let the slack or loop go. I think this lets the fish take the fly in for ...
by Old Hat
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Presentation Methods
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Re: Presentation Methods

Thanks John, that is a great way to divide the methods out. There are certainly similarities between them. I have most of the more contemporary books but very few of the historical writings except for what is accessible online. I wish I had been able to catch up with you in Atlanta this year. I have...
by Old Hat
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ke-He Squirrel Flymph
Replies: 40
Views: 3109

Re: Ke-He Squirrel Flymph

Yes same dubbing Mike. It is just tied a bit more rough in the first photo and the light is hitting it. Nothing special about the dubbing it is Davy Wotton's SLF Squirrel Dubbing in Dark Brown.
by Old Hat
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ke-He Squirrel Flymph
Replies: 40
Views: 3109

Re: Ke-He Squirrel Flymph

Funny, reading back through this and I now use a variegated gold poly yarn that is sold by Lee Clark for his Clark's Golden Stonefly as the tag. By the way, still one of my most productive patterns. Always have a bunch of these in my box. I also now use a green tag with pheasant tippets dyed flouro ...
by Old Hat
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Presentation Methods
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Re: Presentation Methods

I draw distinctions between some of the presentations, although similar, from what I have experienced are considerations in the type of fly best suited and the type of water I'm fishing. I think we all take common presentations and apply to them specific situations and employ specific types of flies...
by Old Hat
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Saber Hooks?
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Saber Hooks?

I have heard or seen saber hooks somewhere. There are a lot of hooks available today. Hard to make a decision and settle on a particular brand or style anymore.
by Old Hat
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Presentation Methods
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Presentation Methods

I am getting ready to form a presentation section on my website. Quick descriptions of wet fly presentations with a small diagram to accompany the description. I would be curious to note what general established presentations some of you may use and how you see them playing out on the water. I put t...
by Old Hat
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Wax Question
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Wax Question

I have some of Jim's old wax beads. Some of you may remember them. They were about the size of tic-tac. Hard as a rock but softened nicely with a little work. I have a bag of shattered pieces. Is there a way to soften these as a bunch and reform them into the small beads again? I like them in the sm...