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by NJpatbee
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A little "Betters" influence in this Orange Partridge
Replies: 7
Views: 180

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: 12
Views: 169

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: 146

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: 269

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: 905

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: 555

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...
by NJpatbee
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: most productive soft hackle trout fly
Replies: 42
Views: 2194

Re: most productive soft hackle trout fly

Partridge and Orange with a hare's ear thorax.
by NJpatbee
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Silk Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Silk Thread

I have been using Pearsalls silk thread for the majority of my soft hackle wet flies and have had good success. In the mid-70's when I started tying soft hackles at first I used nylon and had some success but I have learned that certain colors like silk orange and yellow have a different color and h...
by NJpatbee
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?
Replies: 38
Views: 8629

Re: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?

I used the wallet decades ago but gave on it due to rusting of hooks and disfiguring of Soft hackles and streamers. Yes, I do put my flies away wet.
by NJpatbee
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect
Replies: 32
Views: 2204

Re: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect

I believe you still can get blue Pearsall gossamer here http://www.flyhookfiller.se/flugbindningsmaterial-flugbindning/bindtrad/pearsall-s-gossamer-bindtrad-av-akta-natursilke-fint-pa-50-yards-rullar.html Just send him an email and ask, if interested. He takes paypal and you can order via email. Se...