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by paparex
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Triple Threats
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Triple Threats

Do you consider changing the name of a fly if it has other components such as dubbing material, hackle material, shape of hook, etc., than the original? I guess variant covers it. A Stillwater fly fishing club I know about considers all curved hooks to be a waste of time and only tie on straight hoo...
by paparex
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Birdnest from Doug
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Birdnest from Doug

I need to slow my reading down. I read “beetlejuice” instead of “beet juice.” I was wondering what dark magic was needed to tie the shrimp.
by paparex
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Birdnest from Doug
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Birdnest from Doug

I would think the birdnest imitates a caddis larvae, possibly a scud is small enough. I tie a hares ear without wing-case for small river caddis....size 20 in olive. I have tied and fished the "plain" birdnest for a caddis. In Stillwater that have few caddis it still works great....opportunistic fee...
by paparex
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Birdnest from Doug
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Birdnest from Doug

Old Hat,
I tie the original, the spectral, a pale yellow version and a dark (almost black) version...)



Do you mix your own or is there a commercial product for the spectral dubbing???
by paparex
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 67
Views: 2317

Re: Blue Winged Olive

Cormorants and pelicans are brutal on fish in Utah and Idaho. Only low water from irrigation or drought is harder on the fish population. Fish need to be 17" or 18" to escape the cormorants in the Snake River Basin.
by paparex
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pink Lady
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Pink Lady

I think that mayfly as found on Henry's Fork is called the Pink Albert, but not sure about that. Yep. This pattern also works for PMD's, Light Hendrickson's, Yellow Quills, etc. As one moves south from that corner of Eden PMD's are more yellow in tone. Then when you get to my house its more of a ye...
by paparex
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pink Lady
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Pink Lady

There are some waters in Eastern Idaho, Western Wyoming and Southwestern Montana that the PMD is a yellow to pink color. I use a pink foam hopper on the South Fork of the Snake River in the summer that seems to attract mostly cutthroat. Even the nymphal drift of the glossoma caddis is a definite pin...
by paparex
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Dying Related - pH Control (mostly for Mr. Bailey)
Replies: 18
Views: 1022

Re: Dying Related - pH Control (mostly for Mr. Bailey)

Old Hat wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:46 pm
I try to forget my college chemistry classes. :lol:

I think I probably taught your class.
by paparex
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?
Replies: 18
Views: 3745

Re: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

The problem with a wet fly, stonefly is that it is a nymph or drowned adult. Due to the behavior of the stonefly (except Yellow Sallies) one does not see stoneflies mid stream. The nymph can be heavily weighted and fished on a dead drift in rocky, rough water. It is not the English chalk stream expe...
by paparex
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?
Replies: 18
Views: 3745

Re: Any Soft Hackle Skwala Patterns?

Have you considered the Twitchy Chicken by FlyFIshFood.com?. Change the colors to olive, black and gray and I think it flies...as well as a Skwala can
http://www.flyfishfood.com/2014/02/the- ... icken.html. It has worked for me