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by Old Hat
Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:19 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Oregon? Polly Rosborough?
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Oregon? Polly Rosborough?

Polly's home water was the Williamson River which runs into Upper Klamath Lake. Klamath Lake raises large trout. It is very productive and has both Redband Rainbows and genetics of landlocked Steelhead from when they dammed the Klamath River (which they are removing, yeah!). I have fished the Willia...
by Old Hat
Fri Jan 13, 2023 8:25 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Magpie
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Magpie

Feel free to use pheasant tail dyed black.
by Old Hat
Fri Dec 23, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenring's Pale Watery Dun Wingless
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Leisenring's Pale Watery Dun Wingless

Carl, Are you cutting the raffia into narrow strips with scissors (free-handed) or do you use some other method that results in a consistently wide strip? Thanks- Ken I cut off a strip of natural raffia about 6" long. Then I soak the raffia well and snip a small cut in one end to the width I w...
by Old Hat
Thu Dec 22, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenring's Pale Watery Dun Wingless
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Leisenring's Pale Watery Dun Wingless

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the feedback.
by Old Hat
Thu Dec 22, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenring's Pale Watery Dun Wingless
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Leisenring's Pale Watery Dun Wingless

Carl, Another beauty from your den in Port Orange! Raffia grass....I have seen very little of this natural material and have never tied with it! I'll take your word for it that it's a pain in the rumpus to tie with! Do you do anything with it ahead of time like soaking it in water? I like what I se...
by Old Hat
Wed Dec 21, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenring's Pale Watery Dun Wingless
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Leisenring's Pale Watery Dun Wingless

A favorite of Leisenring's and mine. :D Tied with natural raffia grass, which can be a pain to work with. I usually just sit and tie these once a year and then don't bother with more. I was gifted a beautiful honey dun hen so I had to work on it. Waxed primrose silk Honey dun hackle Honey dun cock f...
by Old Hat
Thu Dec 15, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hidy Iron Blue Dun
Replies: 15
Views: 627

Re: Hidy Iron Blue Dun

Wow and again--Wow! I dream of finding a fly like this in my vise. The tag and the head don't even look like they are thread wraps. It's wonderful how the thread is visible through the dubbing (almost like a rib). Did you use a dubbing rope? And the "spread out" hackle just finishes the f...
by Old Hat
Thu Dec 15, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hidy Iron Blue Dun
Replies: 15
Views: 627

Re: Hidy Iron Blue Dun

Variant wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 1:14 pm Great job, Carl!
That is what I call “Purposeful Tying”

Lou
I try my best. :D
by Old Hat
Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: The Wood Duck Minnow (Greg DeYoung pattern)
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: The Wood Duck Minnow (Greg DeYoung pattern)

It's a great design that has been around in many forms as Bill shows. Love your variations Ray. I'm working on Salty Tenkara flies this winter and I had this one chosen to experiment with. I think I like the option with a tail. This way the fly retains some length when it's not actively being stripp...
by Old Hat
Sat Dec 10, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hidy Iron Blue Dun
Replies: 15
Views: 627

Re: Hidy Iron Blue Dun

Thanks gentlemen. I forgot to mention that I tied this with the open wraps in the thorax so that it rides the surface a bit more.