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by redietz
Tue May 05, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fenwick Streamflex Plus 10' 3 wt and a cast of two wets
Replies: 16
Views: 869

Re: Fenwick Streamflex Plus 10' 3 wt and a cast of two wets

My spacing is about the same as yours: 2-3 feet.

Overall length varies depending on where I'm fishing, although it's usually about 13 feet to the point fly.
by redietz
Tue May 05, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fenwick Streamflex Plus 10' 3 wt and a cast of two wets
Replies: 16
Views: 869

Re: Fenwick Streamflex Plus 10' 3 wt and a cast of two wets

Almost all the takes followed the same pattern. A trout rose to and slashed at the top dropper as the fly dapped the water, then dropped back and took the small soft hackle. To prevent the refusals of the top dropper, I replaced it with a smaller, more drab winged wet with the same results. If I st...
by redietz
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Dark Needle
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: The Dark Needle

Looks great!
by redietz
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Purple and Hen
Replies: 22
Views: 1815

Re: Purple and Hen

DUBBN wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:07 pm
Purple and I have disliked each other in the fly fishing arena for many decades.
I feel that way about green.

Except chartreuse, of course.
by redietz
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Purple and Hen
Replies: 22
Views: 1815

Re: Purple and Hen

It is quite possible that I have finally developed a fly pattern that is incapable of hooking a trout. I don't believe that such a fly exists, unless you've removed the point from the hook. Any fly will catch fish under some circumstances. It's just a question of when and how to fish it. That fly i...
by redietz
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle
Replies: 14
Views: 723

Re: Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle

Simply put, tying the point fly / tippet to the hook bend of the first fly instead of having the first fly being on a short dropper tippet and the point fly being at the end of the leader / tippet. Easier casting for me and no dropper tangles. I wish there were no dropper tangles using that rig. I ...
by redietz
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Gray Grizzly Flymph
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Gray Grizzly Flymph

Old Hat wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:13 am
Body called for muskrat dubbing tips which I assumed was guard hairs?
I'd say that's a fair assumption, Unless it means nose hairs (which I kind of doubt.)

Sweet looking fly.
by redietz
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 57
Views: 4285

Re: New member intro

DUBBN wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:27 pm
This is the method I prefer for over sized feathers.
https://charliesflyboxinc.com/portfolio ... mplate-88/
That one has the advantage of not building any bulk into the body. Which one I use depends on how slender I want the body to be.
by redietz
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: GRHE
Replies: 25
Views: 7361

Re: GRHE

gig wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:59 am
Great looking fly. I've tied these but have yet to catch a fish on them :)
You're kidding? Back when I fished nymphs regularly, that's the one I would have chosen if I were limited to only one.