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by Greenwell
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: T E Pritt's Grannon or Greentail
Replies: 17
Views: 223

Re: T E Pritt's Grannon or Greentail

I can't be sure but I do believe that I read somewhere that Ronalds, and his family, colored the first four editions of the book. Ronalds wrote and sold the book as a source of income. I've seen most editions of Ronalds and the majority are quite nicely colored, with of course, the variations that w...
by Greenwell
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: T E Pritt's Grannon or Greentail
Replies: 17
Views: 223

Re: T E Pritt's Grannon or Greentail

Phil, What edition of Ronalds did you use for the photos? I have the 1st and 4th eds and your pics are a bit different then the same flies in mine. Of course there is a lot of variation in hand colored plates. The discrepancies I see are in the shape of the hook and the egg sack on the artificial. B...
by Greenwell
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling

Bronze peacock can be really hard to find in comparison to the standard green herl. There's an old trick for bronzing peacock; just put a few peacock eyes in a sunny window for a few days to weeks, depending on the intensity of the sunlight, and it should turn a nice bronze. Remember to turn them ev...
by Greenwell
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Team of flies but no droppers.
Replies: 37
Views: 1377

Re: Team of flies but no droppers.

Because the tippet rings are kind of small and can be hard to handle, I most often use a Uni-Knot to attach the various parts. Once you thread the leader or tippet through the ring you can just let it hang on the loop that you've formed. It stays out of the way while you form the knot. Also, the tag...
by Greenwell
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Team of flies but no droppers.
Replies: 37
Views: 1377

Re: Team of flies but no droppers.

8thru4, you stole nothing from Gallop, that method of adding a dropper has been around for at least a century and most likely much longer. Ray Bergman illustrates it in 1938, W.A. Hunter in 1927, and If I look a little I'm sure I can find earlier illustrations. I have used it extensively for many ye...
by Greenwell
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: To Cane A Trout
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: To Cane A Trout

Tom, as you may have figured out already, I played a small part in the film and have worked with Mark and Jan since early in the process. They recently sent me a copy of the final cut but I can’t share it yet for obvious reasons. There are parts of the film that are quite poignant and emotional. I’m...
by Greenwell
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: To Cane A Trout
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: To Cane A Trout

For all you cane rod lovers, be on the lookout for a documentary called "Chasing the Taper." It's due out soon and is probably the very best film ever about bamboo rod culture. Tom, you may have heard about it. It's not so much about how a rod is made as it is about the makers and what drives them. ...
by Greenwell
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: To "Make Buzz"
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: To "Make Buzz"

A detached body is one that is not formed directly on the hook shank. Think of some of the large dry mayfly patterns. Also called an extended body. I believe that Blacker was the first to describe the detached body. Halford was a proponent of the detached body and his nom de plume was "Detached Badg...
by Greenwell
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: To "Make Buzz"
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: To "Make Buzz"

To make a fly "buzz" generally refers to a palmer hackled, wingless, fly. The illustration of the Marlow Buzz fly in Ronalds shows what looks to be at least a semi-palmered hackle, although other dressings of the Marlow Buzz I checked don't specify a palmered hackle, perhaps it was simply taken for ...
by Greenwell
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Spider Fly Related (John Shaner Reference Listings)
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Spider Fly Related (David Foley Reference Listings)

FYI, these are my Resource Sheets, I offer them to people who attend my presentation at the Fly Shows. I shared them with David, he did not compile them. Everyone is welcome to them but I'm going have to have a talk with my buddy, Mr. Foley.

John