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by NJpatbee
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Who Fishes Wood?
Replies: 38
Views: 2133

Re: Who Fishes Wood?

I have a custom wrapped Partridge 5 weight cane rod that I purchased about 30 years ago. It looks like a Leonard but fishes like a Partridge wet fly rod. I have used it only 3 times and rely on graphite for the rest of my rods since I can be tough on equipment, especially on the many small brook tro...
by NJpatbee
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling and Olive
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Re: Starling and Olive

Great looking fly! I like the combination of black ice dub with the starting hackle.
by NJpatbee
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Gordons and Hendricksons
Replies: 15
Views: 2793

Re: Gordons and Hendricksons

Great looking flies and exceptional quill work.
by NJpatbee
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tinsels and other Bling...
Replies: 23
Views: 2948

Re: Tinsels and other Bling...

Those flies look fine to me and are very attractive and well tied. I tend to tie my soft hackles sparse and have not felt the need to add any "bling" and I am pleased with the results I get. Nymphs are a different story and I do use tungsten beads, ice dub, and anything else that is not nailed down....
by NJpatbee
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A little "Betters" influence in this Orange Partridge
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: A little "Betters" influence in this Orange Partridge

That is a great looking pattern and I will be tying some this Winter! Is that hot orange thread?
by NJpatbee
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Vincent Marinaro Wet Flies
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Vincent Marinaro Wet Flies

Vince Marinaro had a big influence on the dry flies I tie and use for finicky brown trout on PA limestones and other freestone waters as well. Those soft hackle flies are a great find and it is too that we (I?) do not know of any of Vince's elaboration of the flies and fishing tactics on waters like...
by NJpatbee
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Orange Fish Hawk
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Orange Fish Hawk

Wow, what a great looking fly! I like the effect if the badger with the black head and the terrific job with the floss. What type of floss did you use?
by NJpatbee
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Golden Plover Dun
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: Golden Plover Dun

What a great combination of colors and expertly tied! Reminds me that I have a golden plover skin that I need to get back to.
by NJpatbee
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Ted Neimeyer Stripped Quills
Replies: 17
Views: 2305

Re: Ted Neimeyer Stripped Quills

That was totally new to me! Thanks for showing it.
by NJpatbee
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Re: tying a thorax
Replies: 13
Views: 1656

Re: tying a thorax

I rarely tie a soft-hackle without some type of thorax. I do not have any scientific evidence but I always seemed to do better with thorax versions of a soft hackle and do buy into the idea that it mimics the effect of the swollen thorax on flies preparing to hatch and helps trap air bubbles for a r...