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by redietz
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Dark Needle
Replies: 8
Views: 163

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: 1006

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: 1006

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: 295

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: 7
Views: 185

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: 2025

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: 6532

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.
by redietz
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 57
Views: 2025

Re: New member intro

I tie almost all my wet flies in 14, 16, and 18. The only exceptions are when I'm imitating a specific larger insect, such as a March Brown or an October Caddis.

Since many wet flies are sparsely tied, I find that I can get away with a slightly larger hook than I can for other styles of flies.
by redietz
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 57
Views: 2025

Re: New member intro

Jean-Luc -

Welcome. No need to worry about your "deplorable" English. We can figure it out. Please post about your results.
by redietz
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Shark Caddis Softy
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: Shark Caddis Softy

Very cool technique!

I wonder if he had twisted the two strands in the opposite direction whether he would still have needed keep twisting as he wrapped?