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by Mataura mayfly
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Spymph
Replies: 15
Views: 4421

Re: Spymph

Exemplary, as we have come to expect from your vice. ;)
I have used duck flank in a similar style. Perhaps more suited to smaller sizes and perhaps a weaker "fluming" of the fibres at right angles to the individual stem, but it is yet another variation.
by Mataura mayfly
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: A few more numphs of a similar theme...
Replies: 14
Views: 5018

Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

Karsten, it is a bit like cricket. You can load your team up with all the "flash" embellishments you want, but sometimes a plain Jane will up and kick your butt. Now when you get to the test match stage of fishing when water is skinny calm and warm and the trout fussy as heck, then the embellishment...
by Mataura mayfly
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Can't sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 5125

Re: Can't sleep

These are a great looking variation on the Thunder Creek theme, I bet they would fish well early season here or in Tasmania when the Brown Trout are chasing small bait fish.
by Mataura mayfly
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Rhyacophila
Replies: 12
Views: 4824

Re: Rhyacophila

I liked the "Mark 1" version, but the "Mark 2" just looks to be that wee bit closer to the original grub shown in between.
I would be happy to fish either, or both and let the trout decide.
by Mataura mayfly
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: A few more numphs of a similar theme...
Replies: 14
Views: 5018

Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

fly_fischa wrote:. I also tie a very simple version that is basically a carrot shaped hares ear dubbed body with a wire ribbed abdomen,
That one sounds about perfect, shove a copper tungsten bead up front and you have a numf I hold very dear...... but these others you show here are not too shabby I guess. :lol:
by Mataura mayfly
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: One of my fav numfs ;)
Replies: 18
Views: 5351

Re: One of my fav numfs ;)

True, Karsten, but I am wondering if being the local vet in that neck of the woods also qualifies you as the local doctor, or maybe undertaker? :lol: :P :lol:
by Mataura mayfly
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: One of my fav numfs ;)
Replies: 18
Views: 5351

Re: One of my fav numfs ;)

Karsten, you never accidentally flicked over to the Discovery channel and catch some of those good ole folk that dig for Ginseng or the ones that make 'Shine?
And WE speak funny? :o :lol: :lol:
by Mataura mayfly
Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: One of my fav numfs ;)
Replies: 18
Views: 5351

Re: One of my fav numfs ;)

Nufink fancy here bro, jus keep it simple as fush & chups.
Jus tie two materials wif copper wire and Hare fur. :lol: ;)

You do realise it is only those common North Islanders that talk like that eh?
by Mataura mayfly
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: One of my fav numfs ;)
Replies: 18
Views: 5351

Re: One of my fav numfs ;)

Yeah, nah, looks like it would do the buznuz.
Everything a nymph of this type should be- a mess on a hook with some subtle flash of ribbing.
Typical bit of Aussie over the top extravagance with the wingcase/legs and hackle fibres for a tail........ but it should still work. :P
by Mataura mayfly
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hook for the Red Hackle?
Replies: 38
Views: 9544

Re: Hook for the Red Hackle?

Grant, you might be on to something....... but then again it may depend more on the base material being dyed as to how more/less effective it is as a tying material. I mean you do not see a heck of a lot of natural silk, or natural Seal called for in many fly dressings for instance. I have no doubt ...