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by Smuggler
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 66
Views: 3698

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Fishing small Partridge and Hare's Ear's upstream on the Firehole with Shaner is probably one of, if not the best fishing outing I've ever had. That PMD emergence followed by White Miller's was ridiculous to say the least... in the best sense of the phrase. Spent a week in MT/WY and spent the majori...
by Smuggler
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies
Replies: 44
Views: 2646

Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

My experience with UV resins is that they look great when the fly is first tied but 3-6 months later the coated part of the fly has turned fuzzy and milky (not clear). Have you used this particular product long enough to comment on this? Tom The Solarez product I was referring to keeps it clarity a...
by Smuggler
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies
Replies: 44
Views: 2646

Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

There's nothing wrong with the Polish Quills. I sometimes strip and dye my own but, it's quite time consuming...! Nothing wrong with that, just sometimes I prefer to crank out flies at a quicker pace. On the point of durability... we all know peacock is not the most durable material. I'm not sure ho...
by Smuggler
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Starling quill
Replies: 18
Views: 1194

Re: Starling quill

Excellent thread.

You know, I've never tried tying in slip wings forward and then bringing them back over to finish the fly... I'll have to give that a go later tonight.
by Smuggler
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Soft-hackle caddis
Replies: 21
Views: 1366

Re: Soft-hackle caddis

Speaking of brookies... this one was from earlier in the year. Don't think it was on a soft hackle though... probably on one of those dreaded beaded nymph flies! :twisted:

That belly is hard not to love. I think a girl told me that once...
by Smuggler
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Shakey Beeley / Shakey Bealy
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: Shakey Beeley / Shakey Bealy

In the North Central part of Pennsylvania on Pine Creek, for some reason this fly always produces.

I was never a fan of the flies color composition but, it works... can't argue with success!

Joaniebo - Those are excellent variations. I'm digging your abdomen dubbing color.
by Smuggler
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Wood vole
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Wood vole

Looks very nice.
by Smuggler
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Spider fishing video.
Replies: 12
Views: 1318

Re: Spider fishing video.

Luke always posts nice videos like this. He makes some very nice cane rods as well, had the pleasure of casting one back in April.

I never understood the get-up but, to each their own!
by Smuggler
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Imitative Living Scud Pattern (SBS Tutorial)
Replies: 15
Views: 5301

Re: Imitative Living Scud Pattern (SBS Tutorial)

Is that the wax I made and passed around a couple years back? I still have a bunch of that stuff somewhere. That turned out awesome for doing just this and coloring silks!
by Smuggler
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Visiting John Shaner (Fly Tying Historian)
Replies: 40
Views: 12848

Re: Visiting John Shaner (Fly Tying Historian)

John graciously played host to me this year in the early summer, albeit short, spending time with John is always rewarding. I can attest to this collection being absolutely astonishing. I just sat in bewilderment as John was laying out text after text, going into great detail about this and that wit...