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by redietz
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Smoky Mountain Blackbird Fly
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Smoky Mountain Blackbird Fly

It would be cool to see someone go in depth with the history of fly fishing in Native American culture. I agree, it would be really cool, but the problem with the history of fly fishing in general is that it's only a history of what's been written about fly fishing, not what's actually been practic...
by redietz
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Smoky Mountain Blackbird Fly
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Smoky Mountain Blackbird Fly

Old Hat wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:34 am
I don't know why someone would go to that length to hackle a fly.
If it's got the same heritage as the Yellarhammer, it may go back to the Cherokees, who were tying it before Europeans arrived.
by redietz
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Deer Fly
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Re: Deer Fly

Definitely bigger than around here, but then again our deer are smaller, too.
by redietz
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson soft hackle
Replies: 30
Views: 651

Re: Hendrickson soft hackle

Light definitely has something to do with it. I've picked up quite a few Hendricksons that were floating by me (including some on Hendrickson's pool on the Beaverkill) and they appear olive to me when held one way and a bit pinkish when held another. Some have had a pinkish underside in the thorax o...
by redietz
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Deer Fly
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Re: Deer Fly

That body is absolutely spot on. I would have guessed deer fly even if you hadn't called it that.

I would have thought that a size 10 was a bit large. Maybe there's more than one species of deer fly and yours is larger than the ones I'm familiar with? (I would have gone with a 12 or 14.)
by redietz
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson soft hackle
Replies: 30
Views: 651

Re: Hendrickson soft hackle

It is interesting that the three of you Eastern FF'ers all prefer soft hackle patterns that don't seem to resemble the real bugs. Makes me wonder if Eastern fly fishermen are all color blind. I don't see gray/yellow in Hendrickson female duns and definitely not in the male duns. If you guys say the...
by redietz
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Red (or Brown?) Hackle
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: The Red (or Brown?) Hackle

Old Hat wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:19 am
Both versions are called Brown Hackle.
They're also called Red Hackle, depending on where and when you're referring.
by redietz
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 65
Views: 1962

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

narcodog wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:32 pm
The click of the Hardy and the sounds of silk line going through the guides are like a symphony.
Amen.
by redietz
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson soft hackle
Replies: 30
Views: 651

Re: Hendrickson soft hackle

A waterhen bloa works really well for me during a Hendrickson hatch. If there are duns on the water, I'll fish it with a Hendrickson dry. Doubles are common. If the duns haven't appeared yet on a given day, I'll team it with a Dark Hendrickson wet. During the spinner fall, a Partridge and Orange ben...
by redietz
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Switch Rods ?
Replies: 16
Views: 581

Re: Switch Rods ?

I do have a question about your recommendation about DT line weight. Yes, a 3 spey, and the recommended weight of a skagit head is 230-250 grains, but the recommended scandi head weight is 200-225 grains (it's conveniently written right on the rod) which would be more of an 8 weight, and I've had th...