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by redietz
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ondori Futsu Kebari VID
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Ondori Futsu Kebari VID

Excellent!
by redietz
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: most productive soft hackle trout fly
Replies: 35
Views: 1071

Re: most productive soft hackle trout fly

One problem with me is that the rivers I fish are so far away I can't get on them all of the time. It's difficult to follow the hatches on rivers when your presence is sporadic at best. I know on some rivers like the Margaree and the Middle have a good Yellow Sally hatch yet on other rivers I have ...
by redietz
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Looking for...

Trevis wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:31 pm
I wonder how different the landrail is from our sora rail and Virginia rail? maybe a bird hunter could make a substitute.
Quite a bit lighter in color.
by redietz
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: most productive soft hackle trout fly
Replies: 35
Views: 1071

Re: most productive soft hackle trout fly

For me, the most effective soft hackles year round are the Partridge and Orange (usually a size 14) and the Pheasant Tail with mallard covert hackle (usually a size 18). Those are the generic ones, when nothing special is hatching. There are times when you need to get more specific, and for any give...
by redietz
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Wet Fly / Soft Hackle Rod
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Wet Fly / Soft Hackle Rod

I do. I fish the 8 1/2 foot versions more frequently (because I own several of them than and only 1 9 foot) but they make great wet fly rods. It's a good streamer rod, too. I usually fish mine with a 5 weight line, even though it's marked HDH. I might avoid models below a #17 (Black Beauty). They ma...
by redietz
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rio "Slinky Indicator"
Replies: 26
Views: 702

Re: Rio "Slinky Indicator"

Trevis wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:31 am
Fly fishing, fly casting, fly rod fishing, fly line casting are all similar but different subjects I guess.
I fly rod fish, sometimes with flies.
Exactly.
by redietz
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rio "Slinky Indicator"
Replies: 26
Views: 702

Re: Rio "Slinky Indicator"

... since it requires no casting, just lobbing the leader and flies I can’t see how it can be defined as fly fishing. Because it involves using flies? The Cambridge English Dictionary defines "fly fishing" as: the activity of trying to catch fish using a hook made to look like a fly or other insect...
by redietz
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A wet fly bound to raise some hackles ;)
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: A wet fly bound to raise some hackles ;)

It seems it already has raised hackles!

That ought to fish.
by redietz
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Useing wool for dubbing
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Useing wool for dubbing

For larger bodied flies. it works well in a dubbing loop. Trim to shape like you would deer hair.

For example: https://www.flytierspage.com/eshenk/she ... minnow.htm
by redietz
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rio "Slinky Indicator"
Replies: 26
Views: 702

Re: Rio "Slinky Indicator"

I’ve seen YouTube videos which describe Euro style nymphing as “lob” casting. I thought this forum was about traditional style flymph fly fishing. Sure, it’s ok in my book to digress into all soft hackles or even a beaded nymph or two, but defiantly not “lob” casting which require a two weight rod ...