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by Old Hat
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson Soft Hackles
Replies: 23
Views: 1185

Re: Hendrickson Soft Hackles

Doug, I think part of what makes golden plover so special and desirable is the fact there really is not a good substitute for it (at least from a human artistic perspective). From a functioning perspective probably a lot of hackle you could use. Best bet would be to play with different dyed colors o...
by Old Hat
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies

Thanks for sharing these John. Very cool to see these denser stiffer hackled patterns from that era.
by Old Hat
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Melted Cased Caddis
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Melted Cased Caddis

Mike62 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:27 pm
I love this fly. It looks like bacon for trout.
:lol:
by Old Hat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Killer Tups softhackle
Replies: 30
Views: 5618

Re: Killer Tups softhackle

Chadwick's yarn, tups dubbing...just add some plover hackle and you may have the "magic fly". :D
by Old Hat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Orange Fish Hawk
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Orange Fish Hawk

One of my favs!
by Old Hat
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Tups

:shock: :lol:
by Old Hat
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Tups

I have to admit, I don't think I have ever fished a tup's nymph as a #18. I think like most, I enjoy tying the classics as they are described, but my fly box doesn't represent that. There are qualities of some of the classic patterns which cannot be argued against as being very attractive to fish. I...
by Old Hat
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Sanctuary
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Sanctuary

A great pattern, simple and effective. I started tying these right away after getting my first copy of Bergman's "Trout". Once upon a time I went through "Trout" and tied all the wingless patterns. Many are what I would call a "fufu pattern" (fancy little attractors) but this pattern is one that I s...
by Old Hat
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Grouse
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Grouse and Grouse

Wool has been used readily in many classic wet fly patterns both as a primary material and as a way to blend colors. I think quality mohair and kid mohair is the best substitute for seal in many patterns.
by Old Hat
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Grouse
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Grouse and Grouse

Wools are great! So many options. Super tying Ron, those materials shine together.

Tim, I’m really fond of alpaca and mohair wool. Kid mohair is great stuff. Bill Bailey has some super dyed colors of mohair and kid mohair.