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by redietz
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gray Hackle Peacock
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Gray Hackle Peacock

I can see thread between the tag and rear of the body, and space between the tail and rear of the body at the top. A perfectly good fly for fishing; not so much for a swap. I always tie at least half again to twice as many flies I need for a swap. I send the proper number of the most consistently ti...
by redietz
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Protected Bird Species
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Protected Bird Species

And yet, Maryland has an open season for coot, mallard, wood ducks, black ducks, and snipe.

Most domestic ducks are mallards.
by redietz
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gray Hackle Peacock
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Gray Hackle Peacock

DUBBN wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:12 pm
It is probably more about my habits after too many years fishing too many patterns.
Nevertheless, it's something I'm going to look out for.
by redietz
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gray Hackle Peacock
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Gray Hackle Peacock

I give the nod to the Brown Hackle in large rivers, and the nod to the Gray Hackle on streams and beaver ponds. That's an interesting observation. I've long considered Brown Hackles limited by season -- they work well for in March and a week either way, but are not big producers the rest of the yea...
by redietz
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gray Hackle Peacock
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Gray Hackle Peacock

Roadkill wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:07 pm I have loved both the Brown Hackle and Gray Hackle since the mid 50's, even before I got my first fly rod. :)
I've tied and fished the brown hackle for most of my life, but I'd never tied or fished the gray hackle before.
by redietz
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gray Hackle Peacock
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Gray Hackle Peacock

This was one of the rejects from a recent swap that I recently participated in: 2022-01-12 19.09.23.jpg It's one of the flies that Bergman recommended in the text of Trout (it's also in the plates.) He recommended it in sizes 10 and 12 for trout (larger for for steelhead) so this is a size 12. Anoth...
by redietz
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: More Louis Rhead
Replies: 6
Views: 359

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: 1812

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: 1812

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: 1627

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.