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by daringduffer
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Up-eye, Straight or Down-eye hook?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Up-eye, Straight or Down-eye hook?

Seeing a lot of snelled flies (pre eyed hooks) has given me the preference for straight eyed hooks. When I began tying these flies many years ago I used coarse fishing hooks, Kamasan B525, which is the same as Daiichi 1480. They just look right when tying north country flies. For flymph style flies ...
by daringduffer
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Up-eye, Straight or Down-eye hook?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Up-eye, Straight or Down-eye hook?

WiFlyfisher wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:51 pm
When tying wingless wets (also called soft hackle flies by many fly tiers today :) ) do you have a preference using up-eye hooks, straight eye hooks, or down-eye hooks?
Yes, I have. :D

dd
by daringduffer
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hook color
Replies: 23
Views: 5759

Re: Hook color

William Anderson wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:04 pm
Geez, I was a chatty monkey in 2013. I don’t use that many words in month lately. :D (that’s true)
You belong to us elderly people now, William...

dd
by daringduffer
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Old Master per Pritt
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: Old Master per Pritt

Just ignore the flies for a while and compare the barbs on these hooks. The 'whisker barb' on the Kamasan/Daiichi hook is pretty, pretty small and pretty easy to mash down. Some old hooks are horrifying but beautiful.

A very nice family of flies by the way. Lookalikes but individuals.

dd
by daringduffer
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Picric Dyed Mole Skin
Replies: 27
Views: 375

Re: Picric Dyed Mole Skin

For raking the fur I wonder how something like a Wahl replacement blade for animal clippers would work with a 1/16" cut length? It would be easier to adjust the angle in your hand than a hacksaw blade. https://www.amazon.com/Wahl-Professional-Animal-Non-Adjustable-41873-7230/dp/B014HCXY0E Interesti...
by daringduffer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Spider fishing video.
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Spider fishing video.

Ron, it was my pleasure. He always seems so relaxed when fishing, far from the competitive world of noise and selfpromoting.

dd
by daringduffer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Old Master per Pritt
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: Old Master per Pritt

Regarding Simon Ashworth; from the link I posted, a statement from Stuart Minnikin One of the regular speakers was Simon Ashworth, who is now the river keeper just up the dale at Appletreewick, Barden and Burnsall Angling Club. I always admired the flies he tied with such skill; one of the most skil...
by daringduffer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Old Master per Pritt
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: Old Master per Pritt

Thank you, Stefan, for this additional and valuable information. Rob Smith did mention in a post on another forum in 2010 that the Old Master pattern " ... actually dates back to Pilling's list of flies for the river Wharf dated 1794", but made no mention of the materials used (recipe). How likely ...
by daringduffer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Old Master per Pritt
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: Old Master per Pritt

Leslie Magee, in his book 'FLY FISHING; The North Country Tradition', writes about Old Master (B. Bradley 1870) and shows a photo of one, tied for him (Magee). It's tied using the same materials as this Shuck specimen. A couple of pages further on in the book he writes that "The earliest known list ...
by daringduffer
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Spider fishing video.
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Spider fishing video.

hank, I see him as a white wool snob, in a good way. He didn't change the colour of the wool since it was good enough for the sheep. Might be sheep all around him?

Old hat, agree about orange, that is for fruit.

dd