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by Old Hat
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Nemes fly recipes
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Nemes fly recipes

He is talking about Polypropylene yarn. It predates Zelon and Antron in fly tying materials but is not much different. Finer fibers than Antron and straighter than Zelon. Although either of those would be a fine substitute. It was popular as trailing shuck material and many people make strike indica...
by Old Hat
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hen hackle color names
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Hen hackle color names

Haha, no, but I don't need any. Thanks though. I have been looking for a nice honey dun hen cape though if you come across one.
by Old Hat
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Keep on tying! (Greenwell's soft hackle)
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Keep on tying!

Perfect little wingless wet fly Barry. That would be solid on just about any stream at certain times of the year. Good to see you posting photos.

Ray might move it the Wingless Wets section.

Then he'll ask you to add the materials list. :lol:
by Old Hat
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bead Thoraxed Soft Hackled Nymphs
Replies: 20
Views: 885

Re: Bead Thoraxed Soft Hackled Nymphs

I've got a silly (and yet serious) question. Do you think there would be any noticeable difference in effectiveness between gold beads, versus silver beads? I tend to use gold beads most often, but have wondered if the choice of a silver bead would be a better representation of an air bubble surrou...
by Old Hat
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Olive caddisfly
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Olive caddisfly

Love the snow shot! ... and the pattern John. When I look at a pattern, I don't necessarily look at every little detail. I don't think the fish do either. Does it look lively, does it have that kick, do the colors, material and shape meld together to look natural? These are a resounding yes in all t...
by Old Hat
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Tups Flymph
Replies: 23
Views: 640

Re: Tups Flymph

Haha, thanks gentlemen but I hope we never have competitions on this forum. There is enough of that in the world already.
by Old Hat
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Gordons and Hendricksons
Replies: 15
Views: 957

Re: Gordons and Hendricksons

Thank you Utyer.

Welcome to the forum. Good to see you here, I have enjoyed your tying and information on other sites over the years. I think you will find this place one of the final vestiges of online forum activity on fly tying. Says a lot about the great family we have built here.
by Old Hat
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 25
Views: 760

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

I too have begun to tie more with YLI since I found a local supply, a certain member of the forum persuaded one of the local quilting shops to carry a large number of the YLI colors, Carl.. do you know, or do you care, what is the difference in diameter of the YLI vs.Kimono? and can the Kimono be s...
by Old Hat
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 25
Views: 760

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Just an FYI.. I have been tying size #20 spiders with YLI silk, starling feather and Bailey's wax with no issues and body is not bulky at all. Oh, I don't think there is a problem doing it with YLI, Pearsall's or any of the others just I have grown to prefer the Kimono for it. This was not a post t...
by Old Hat
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: GEM Skues numph
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: GEM Skues numph

Excellent. That would fit nicely in the March Brown Swap. I learned both of Skues methods for nymphs when I took an antique angler course with Darrel Martin. I have tied my nymphs that way ever since. I prefer the method where you tie the tips of the of the legs over the eye and pull the shell case ...