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by NJpatbee
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: 1st Spider of the Year
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: 1st Spider of the Year

Tremendously effective fly and nice work! I also add a touch of hare's ear thorax which seems to work well. Sy Nemes sold me on the spiders over 40 years ago.
by NJpatbee
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators
Replies: 28
Views: 999

Re: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators

I am not sure how I missed these great flies but they did bring a smile to my face on a rainy December afternoon. Great work!
by NJpatbee
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fishing Winged or Wingless Fly Patterns
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Fishing Winged or Wingless Fly Patterns

I am sure that my lack of success with winged wets early on was due to user error on my part and I never gained any confidence in them. After being inspired by Sy Nemes’ first book on soft hackle flies I tied some up and used his techniques and had excellent results. I have fished with anglers that ...
by NJpatbee
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fishing Winged or Wingless Fly Patterns
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Fishing Winged or Wingless Fly Patterns

I have tied and carry a few winged wet flies but I have not fished with them for years. Since the mid-1970's I have had great success with wingless soft hackle flies while never having much success with winged wets. Whether I am fishing a March Brown Soft Hackle or a generic partridge and orange I u...
by NJpatbee
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Ruffed Grouse Skin
Replies: 16
Views: 1421

Re: Ruffed Grouse Skin

Beautiful grouse skin! I am never without one and it was my favorite game bird back in my upland hunting days.
by NJpatbee
Tue May 08, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Snipe and Purple
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Snipe and Purple

Great tie and one of my favorite flies!
by NJpatbee
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hen and Moose
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Re: Hen and Moose

Great job with the moose mane! I use to tie the bodies of small Tricos using the same technique and they can be difficult to work with.
by NJpatbee
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Plover
Replies: 26
Views: 4143

Re: Golden Plover

I received mine from Cookshill several days ago - put it to use right away. A great variety of hackle sizes and the feathers near the head can handle size 18-20 soft hackles with a conventional wrapping technique. Very pleased and cannot believe that I have been tying soft hackle flies for over 40 y...
by NJpatbee
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Plover
Replies: 26
Views: 4143

Re: Golden Plover

Mine shipped today!
by NJpatbee
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Welsummer Hen and #32 Classic Chestnut
Replies: 13
Views: 1394

Re: Welsummer Hen and #32 Classic Chestnut

Great looking fly! And yes, I also had to look up Welsummer Hen.