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by Old Hat
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: UV2 Dun
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: UV2 Dun

Makes a nice cousin to the Iron Blue Dun. I like it.
by Old Hat
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: JUPITER WET FLY
Replies: 18
Views: 491

Re: JUPITER WINGLESS WET FLY

Ken sent me the photos to reduce and post. Here they are.
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by Old Hat
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying Wingless Wets
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Tying Wingless Wets

Welcome Dean. Without being too specific, most soft hackles use 2 different categories of hackle...Gamebird hackle (grouse, partridge, dove, pheasant, quail etc.) and hackle from chicken hens which is softer than the hackle from most roosters. Just about any of either works great. I do tie my Stillw...
by Old Hat
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: JUPITER WET FLY
Replies: 18
Views: 491

Re: JUPITER WINGLESS WET FLY

zen leecher wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:31 pm
I saw an old one (2012) called a Jupiter that had a big swirled bead on the butt. Either Mark L. or a guy called willowhead created it.
That sounds like a Willowhead pattern. :D

Welcome Lou. I have spent a lot of time out west, but never heard of that pattern.
by Old Hat
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Winged Larva Lace
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Winged Larva Lace

Funny those two patterns aren’t too far off.
by Old Hat
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pete Hidy Appreciation
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

HaaHaa. That is funny.

Barry, yes I made the dubbing on a block and then just palmered the body hackle. The pattern didn't call for ribbing. For fishing, I would counterwrap the body hackle with thin gold wire.
by Old Hat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Mercer inspired soft hackle
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Mercer inspired soft hackle

Excellent. I have some favorite patterns that use the pearl flashabou as a rib.
by Old Hat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Winged Larva Lace
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Winged Larva Lace

Comparaduns always served me well at that spot.
by Old Hat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pete Hidy Appreciation
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

Thanks gentlemen for the comments. I really liked the holders for this. great for a dozen or so small flies.

The pattern on the bottom right is Hidy's Stone Fly. Would be a great golden stonefly pattern.
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by Old Hat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Winged Larva Lace
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Winged Larva Lace

oh man I miss that water and those fish.

Bill, in Stalcup's book he talks about heating forceps and then pinching the tubing. I've done it and it makes great ribbing in the tubing or D-rib. just an idea.