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by Eric Peper
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Leaders for Swing Wets
Replies: 27
Views: 13571

Re: Leaders for Swing Wets

tie2fish wrote:I'm guessing Eric, that the amount of floating plant matter in the water you fish most often may play a role in your preference for fewer knots?
ABsolutely. Severity depends upon the year, but the d#mned things are always there.
by Eric Peper
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Leaders for Swing Wets
Replies: 27
Views: 13571

Re: Leaders for Swing Wets

Agree, John, on the TroutHunter mono tippet as the best I can find. I start my leaders with 12" of Maxima Chameleon nail knotted to the line, but I use a 10' TroutHunter Finesse leader as the base, tapered to 5X, and add a 4' tippet of TH 6X. But then I am fishing primarily dries size 16 and smaller...
by Eric Peper
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Harrop's Drake
Replies: 8
Views: 2868

Re: Harrop's Drake

Here's another developed specifically for the Henry's Fork because at the time the drakes are hatching the air is also filled with gulls which discourage surface takes. http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r277/ewpeper/DSCN0162.jpg Dressing : Thread: Bennechi 12/0 olive Hook: #10 Dohiku 1XL light wire...
by Eric Peper
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Champagne Cork + Large Magnets = Fly Holder
Replies: 6
Views: 2528

Re: Champagne Cork + Large Magnets = Fly Holder

Here's a very bad pic showing three corks attached to the granite base for my Regal. Bodkin is stuck in right hand one. You cannot see the magnetized needle in the center one that I use for picking up hooks. Left hand one is for finished flies. That white thing in the foreground is the cap to a pill...
by Eric Peper
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Champagne Cork + Large Magnets = Fly Holder
Replies: 6
Views: 2528

Re: Champagne Cork + Large Magnets = Fly Holder

Wine corks are all over my tying area to hold bodkins, flies, hooks, anything I can stick in 'em. I use small pieces of adhesive-backed velcro applied to the cork and surface so I can vary the locations.

Eric
by Eric Peper
Sun May 08, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: White Miller Caddis
Replies: 15
Views: 6524

Re: White Miller Caddis

Marvelously balanced pattern Charlie. The proportions and color choices are so well done. These will serve you well in Yellowstone. They make me daydream of fishing the stretch below Biscuit Basin... Post the results of how your white miller soft hackles do. We were further up on the Firehole and h...
by Eric Peper
Sun May 08, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: White Miller Caddis
Replies: 15
Views: 6524

Re: White Miller Caddis

tie2fish wrote:Very nicely tied. Those look a lot like what Blue Ribbon Flies suggests for the Firehole. Rendezvous was there in June in 2014 and we killed with similar patterns.
Blue Ribbon wishes theirs were as nicely done as these!! :D

Eric
by Eric Peper
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Your Most Productive flies in 2015
Replies: 41
Views: 13986

Re: Your Most Productive flies in 2015

I also have whipped up a couple dozen CDC & Elk, size #16 to really put it to the test this year. Eric, Hans and others keep praising the CDC & Elk pattern so I have decided I have to give it a serious try this year. I'm with you, John, on putting the CDC & Elk to the test this year. Here's a batch...
by Eric Peper
Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Your Most Productive flies in 2015
Replies: 41
Views: 13986

Re: Your Most Productive flies in 2015

I was kinda stymied on thr "productive" question because I encounter rising fish most every day, and fishing blind on the Henry's Fork (because of highly mobile fish and few classically "productive" spots because flows are relatively consistent in speed, depth and structure through the length that I...
by Eric Peper
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Your Most Productive flies in 2015
Replies: 41
Views: 13986

Re: Your Most Productive flies in 2015

Here's my #1 for 2015 . . . as well as 2014 and 2013 and maybe 2012. Hans Weilenmann's CDC & Elk. (Photo and fly by Hans) http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r277/ewpeper/cdcelk.jpg This fly has proved to be absolutely remarkable, taking some of the most difficult fish I've ever cast to and doing it ...