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by swellcat
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Stone Goat (Variant)
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Stone Goat (Variant)

. . . it's a wet fly . . .

With all that hackle, I wondered about that. Probably won't sink right off, will it . . . which can be a feature, not a bug, of course. :)
by swellcat
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Sloane's fur fly inspired
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Sloane's fur fly inspired

The photography jumps out at me here.
by swellcat
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stillwater soft hackle
Replies: 19
Views: 830

Re: Stillwater Soft Hackle

That is a gorgeous fish.
Agreed. Wouldn't turn up my nose at the gear, either.

What sizes of the stillwater soft hackle have you fished?
by swellcat
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?
Replies: 38
Views: 7519

Re: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?

Mr. Smith went to Washington on this thread.
by swellcat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

This post severely needs photos.


. . . my wet fly / spider fishing is virtually all done with cane rods as I firmly believe that there's a distinct difference in the feel when trout fishing with a cane rod . . .


Versus graphite?

What about fiberglass?
by swellcat
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Mearn's Quail
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Mearn's Quail

Great, well-marked feathers, and nice fly.
by swellcat
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Irresistible Wet
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: The Irresistible Mini-Mouse Impressionist

You didn't indicate a hook size, so thoughts went toward mini-mouse impressionist pattern.

It could also be a sophisticated alternative to a bluegill or bass popper.
by swellcat
Sat May 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 15
Views: 716

Re: RonR's Vise

Image
by swellcat
Fri May 10, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gartside's Sparrow
Replies: 22
Views: 746

Re: Gartside Narrative

I learned to tie this fly from the originator of the fly, Jack Gartside. I was new to the demo tying gig at fly fishing shows, maybe my second or third show. They put the newer guys at the back wall near the exit doors. I showed up for my three hour shift and found I was seated next to Jack. I was ...