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by Greenwell
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 65
Views: 1962

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Phil, Over the years I've compared my Perfectionist with several others and I'm pretty satisfied that it's Bob's writing. I could be wrong. I know Bob a little and have visited his shop several times. Maybe when I'm in MI in May I'll take it along and see what he says. It's a nice rod no matter who ...
by Greenwell
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 65
Views: 1962

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

First one you fixed is better.

Thanks Bill!
by Greenwell
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 65
Views: 1962

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

PHY 3.jpg Phil, A rather poor photo of my Perfectionist, for some reason I'm having problems loading pics. Anyway, I've owned it for over 30 years and never entered it in the database. The writing appears to be Bob's as I've owned several of his rods and it matched. Could also have been Todd's thou...
by Greenwell
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 65
Views: 1962

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

My Perfectionist is a bit later, 4898, and like your's it is "perfection" with a 4 weight and one of the best casting rods I've ever owned. My experience is also that most Perfectionists are better suited to a 5 weight. Do you have any other PHY rods? I'm a Leonard guy primarily but some of the mode...
by Greenwell
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 65
Views: 1962

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Phil, that rod looks suspiciously like a PHY Perfectionist, perhaps from the Summers era. You have good taste....... I've had mine for over 30 years and it's still an amazing stick.
by Greenwell
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Three basic Soft Hackles that worked great for me last year!
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Three basic Soft Hackles that worked great for me last year!

JC, Yes, I'm planning on attending the Expo again in 2019 and it looks like they are going to have me do a tying demo which will be my first one at this event. Also, I'm tentatively planning on doing a tying class at Gate's in May. If/when this is scheduled I'll post it on the Forum. I've seen the c...
by Greenwell
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Molasses Cake
Replies: 24
Views: 472

Re: Molasses Cake

All this talk of Funeral pie and Shoo Fly pies, both wet and dry bottom is making me hungry! Actually, I was in Lancaster, PA just yesterday. Having enough PA German in my ancestry to be genetically hard wired to crave that stuff, but also knowing that the girlfriend is baking up a Holiday storm, I ...
by Greenwell
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: The Devil Crook
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: The Devil Crook

35.jpg Here is a fly from the Henry Walbran Cooper collection that Rob Smith has identified as a "Great Brown Deel Crook" or March brown. The photo was taken by my brother and appears on page 16 in Rob's book. What is interesting with this particular fly is the use of the wing butts to form the hac...
by Greenwell
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 26
Views: 1006

Re: Tups Indispensable

And a tip of my hat to John the Magician! Much better!

What doesn't show is their size, no larger than a modern 18.
by Greenwell
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 26
Views: 1006

Re: Tups Indispensable

Tups TFAL.jpg These flies are the specimen Tups flies from the De Luxe edition of Eric Taverner's Trout Fishing From All Angles 1929, and were dressed by Miss Austin. The pattern on the left is the Nymph and on the right is the Spinner. I apologize for the blurry photo but the flies are housed unde...