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by daringduffer
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bloody William's Other Mate
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Bloody William's Other Mate

I now wait for our own bloody William to comment on this. WA, where are you?

dd
by daringduffer
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Greensleeves (Pritt)
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Greensleeves (Pritt)

If you go back a few years on this forum the sparseness in hackling shown by olber was the norm and very appreciated. The change has slowly crept upon us when we have dug deeper into historical references. Sparseness was of little value, probably, to fishermen before eyed hooks arrived on the scene....
by daringduffer
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Baby Sunfly Softy
Replies: 19
Views: 226

Re: Baby Sunfly Softy

Bob, When reading the text from your book, I remembered an old post about the effectiveness of the colour orange, not least to beetle patterns: FLY COLOURS Over the years, I have thought a very great deal about this, and also read as much about it as I possibly could. In many cases the so called "tr...
by daringduffer
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling

Bronze peacock can be really hard to find in comparison to the standard green herl. There's an old trick for bronzing peacock; just put a few peacock eyes in a sunny window for a few days to weeks, depending on the intensity of the sunlight, and it should turn a nice bronze. Remember to turn them e...
by daringduffer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Baby Sunfly Softy
Replies: 19
Views: 226

Re: Baby Sunfly Softy

Oh yes! Forget about the Rev Powell. Now go out and catch some fish!!

dd
by daringduffer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Baby Sunfly Softy
Replies: 19
Views: 226

Re: Baby Sunfly Softy

Bob, I am envious of your copy of Orange Otter since I haven't read it. So many books and so little money and time. I'm also envious of your consistency in fly tying. I'm impressed.

dd
by daringduffer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Baby Sunfly Softy
Replies: 19
Views: 226

Re: Baby Sunfly Softy

Bill, I have to comment further on your creation. As a generic dark fly it is more than nice, typical qualitye. If you want it to represent a bibio it could benefit from a couple of intermixed turns of hackle from the poultry bred in the village of Furness, Lancashire. (Disclaimer; I don't know how ...
by daringduffer
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Baby Sunfly Softy
Replies: 19
Views: 226

Re: Baby Sunfly Softy

The Powell fly patterns are very interesting too, mostly developed / borrowed from flies devised by Dai Lewis of Tregaraon who was something of a mentor for Powell. Here you can find Dai Lewis mentioned by the late Moc Morgan: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/moc-morgan-anglers-always-...
by daringduffer
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Baby Sunfly Softy
Replies: 19
Views: 226

Re: Baby Sunfly Softy

I knew you wouldn't let me down, Bill. Since the fly is supposed to represent a black gnat, or Bibio johannis, a dark fly seems appropriate. Dark and beautiful. It is said to be a generic fly, most successful early season. Thank you very much mr Shuck. dd https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=...
by daringduffer
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: TE Pritt's Dotterel
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: TE Pritt's Dotterel

joaniebo wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:18 am
I thought that I posted pics of the dyed starling wings....but did they disappear?
Yes, nowhere to be seen. Maybe confiscated by the 'feather police' if they looked like the real thing?

dd