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by redietz
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Old Master per Pritt
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: Old Master per Pritt

Nicely done, as usual.

As to Pritt's claim that it has has some resemble to Greenwell's Glory, I notice that both are tied on hooks.
by redietz
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Snipe Feathers
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: Snipe Feathers

WiFlyfisher wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:44 am
Bill, excellent!

So is there a North American bird feather substitute for the English snipe? For some reason those feathers look famalier to me.
As mentioned above, our Wilson's snipe and the common (English) snipe were for centuries considered to be the same bird.
by redietz
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Snipe Feathers
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: Snipe Feathers

In clarification, I offer the following photo of the underside of a Common (Eurasian) Snipe showing the delicate light cream and dark brown colors of the undercoverts. This bird, which was used with some frequency by old English tiers, is a cousin of the North American Wilson's Snipe ... Cousin or ...
by redietz
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: March Brown design drafts
Replies: 95
Views: 5601

Re: March Brown design drafts

wsbailey wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:03 am
The one thing Herter admired about England was the fishing hooks.
I thought the only thing Herter admired was Herter.
by redietz
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Cow Dung Fly
Replies: 23
Views: 461

Re: Cow Dung Fly

I think you nailed it! (Not that the more conventional version doesn't catch fish.)
by redietz
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Cow Dung Fly
Replies: 23
Views: 461

Re: Cow Dung Fly

Ogden says the wings should be put on flat. I'm not sure what that means. https://books.google.com/books?id=BvxIAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA12&dq=cow+dung+ogden&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiPqcaahZPdAhUa24MKHW_IAyEQuwUIJzAA#v=onepage&q=cow%20dung%20ogden&f=false Many a fly pattern started out imitative and became conv...
by redietz
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings

Smuggler wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:36 pm

Quill slips are often associated with what I call "Standard American Wet flies". Flies that were first published by Ray Bergman in his book, Trout.
Long before that, of course. Think Mary Orvis Marbury and Favorite Flies. (And most of those patterns had been published before that.)
by redietz
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Bracken Clock
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Bracken Clock

It's my understanding that it could be any of several variations, depending on where you're from and where you live. As a hackle description, it started out meaning "the right hackle for the coch-y-bonddu beetle imitation" and usually was synonymous with "furnace". The meaning has changed over the y...
by redietz
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Bracken Clock
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Bracken Clock

For what it’s worth, one can hear the Welsh pronunciation of coch-y-bondhu on an episode of Hinterland, which you will have to watch in it’s entirety as I can’t recall the episode. They just rebroadcast that episode here a couple of weeks ago. I didn't enjoy it enough the first time to watch it aga...
by redietz
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Spring Black, Little Black
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Spring Black, Little Black

Nice! Is that peacock ribbed with purple or purple ribbed with peacock?