Search found 675 matches

by redietz
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Team of flies but no droppers.
Replies: 37
Views: 1376

Re: Team of flies but no droppers.

It has the same advantages/disadvantages as the blood knot dropper method as far as casting but makes it easier to change flies. It has one advantage over the blood knot dropper in that with the latter you're stuck with whatever size tippet that your leader is made of. For me, that's often 5x, whic...
by redietz
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Switch Rods ?
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Switch Rods ?

Otto -

Thank you for the very generous offer, but as it may be months before I pick up a switch rod again, I'll pass. I would, however, like to pick your brains about scandi heads as I haven't used one before, but I'll do so off line, unless anyone else on the board is interested.
by redietz
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Switch Rods ?
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Switch Rods ?

redietz, Howdy; Bob, you sound like the mule that starved standing between bails of hay ... do a little experimenting and see what works best for you then run with it, run like that Gump fella. hank Hank - The problem with that is that it can get expensive. Shooting heads run about $60 a pop and th...
by redietz
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Switch Rods ?
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Switch Rods ?

Thanks Carl. That's completely different from what I'm doing. I've got a 3 weight and have been using a Skagit head with a sinking tip to throw streamers. I was wondering if I could change to a floating tip for small wets and what to do about a leader. Mending of course is difficult. I suppose I cou...
by redietz
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Lazy Spider
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: The Lazy Spider

Tied a bit smaller, I suspect they'd work as a cress bug imitation in one of the spring creeks I fish regularly.
by redietz
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Switch Rods ?
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Switch Rods ?

This year, my home stream has often been too flooded to wade very far into, so I've been fishing it with a switch rod and throwing streamers, with reasonable success. I'm wondering if anyone here fishes smaller wet flies (the stuff we usually discuss here) with a switch rod, and if so, what kind of ...
by redietz
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: TE Pritt's Little Winter Brown
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: TE Pritt's Little Winter Brown

Both spools of black that I have owned, purchased from different sources at different times, were so fragile that it would require the touch of a safe cracker to use them. Oh well, back to Uni 6/0 ... I don't think that I've successfully tied a single fly with black silk without breaking it at leas...
by redietz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: TE Pritt's Little Winter Brown
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: TE Pritt's Little Winter Brown

In my experience, black Pearsall's silk has been a troublesome color. I had problems with thread breakage. The dying process may weaken the black Marabou silk. I think that's long been the case. Ever notice how comparatively few patterns in Pritt or Edmunds/Lee call for black silk? Or wonder why St...
by redietz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: TE Pritt's Sandy Moor Game
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: TE Pritt's Sandy Moor Game

letumgo wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:33 am
Deadly spiders! ;)
Oddly enough, that's the only pattern in Pritt that I've tied and fished that I've never caught a fish on. Not sure why; they certainly look deadly enough.
by redietz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Red Thrianta rabbits mask
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Red Thrianta rabbits mask

I agree that it's a great color, and I can easily envision lots of places where I would use it. (A March Brown pops to mind immediately.) I just wouldn't use it for a Hare's Ear.