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by redietz
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: More Louis Rhead
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: More Louis Rhead

Kinda feels like "steam punk" meets fly tying. I agree -- that's a good way of putting it. For me personally, though, Louis Rhead's greatest contribution to was to point out, in The Speckled Brook Trout , the erratum in MOM's Favorite Flies and Their Histories that the wrong fly was label...
by redietz
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Keel Flies
Replies: 5
Views: 1277

Re: Keel Flies

Roadkill wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:06 pm Nice flies!

I think the most creative keel fly I have tied is Popovics' Schoolie

ImageRIMG2306 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
What a great idea! That definitely falls into the "why didn't I think of that?" category.
by redietz
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Keel Flies
Replies: 5
Views: 1277

Re: Keel Flies

nfrechet wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:52 am *Mustad 79666 or Varivas 2410WB are now extinct.
That's too bad. I tied a lot of Mickey Finns on the 79666 back in the day for pickerel fishing.

I'm glad to know there's a substitute available.

Nice, sparse looking flies.
by redietz
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Needle
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Needle

I don't see Ron's suggestion in this thread (maybe it was a PM) so I'm probably repeating his advice, but the trick with herl heads is to tie the head as the very first thing after starting the thread. Tie off the fly behind the hackle.
by redietz
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Sink tip line
Replies: 10
Views: 2059

Re: Sink tip line

I have always read, heard and was taught to fish the traditional ways, and when I read or hear and see someone, let's say, going against the grain, it sets me back a bit. I'm not sure what's not traditional about a sinking line. Leisenring would have been fishing an undressed silk line, which would...
by redietz
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Dark Spanish Needle
Replies: 13
Views: 4335

Re: Dark Spanish Needle

I was wondering what makes this Spanish. Doesn't matter but the question occurred to me. Thanks for saying this one. William, The Dark Spanish Needle (known also as a Needle Brown and Dark Needle) imitates small dark stoneflies (genus Leuctra ) of the North Country. "Needle" of the name r...
by redietz
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling Hackle
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: Starling Hackle

Use as small a hackle pliers as possible. And unless you're tying Stewart black spiders, tie in by the tip and leave "tip" between the hook and where the barbs start to flair out to make one complete wrap.
by redietz
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Bizarre thought ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: Bizarre thought ...

Johnno wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:34 pm Ray I’m not surprised you couldn’t find yr red chenille... look at state of yr desk! :D
Too organized.
by redietz
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Bizarre thought ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: Bizarre thought ...

letumgo wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:31 pm Bob - Have you encountered any cicadas yet, or is it still too early?
Still too early. We're thinking end of May.
by redietz
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Dark Needle.
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: The Dark Needle.

letumgo wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:40 pm The hackle is especially interesting. I’ve not tried hackle from that region before.
IIRC, Edmonds and Lee claimed there were only about four such feathers on each bird.