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by Smuggler
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Soft-hackle caddis
Replies: 21
Views: 541

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: 211

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: 165

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: 532

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: 4249

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: 10590

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...
by Smuggler
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings

True enough Bob! My apologies.
by Smuggler
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Quill-slip wings vs. Dabbler-type wings

Hey Blueback, Good question for sure. Dabbler wings are interesting for sure, not a style of winging used in the US a lot. It's mainly for fishing wet flies tandem style and pulling them through bubble lines in lough (lake) fishing instances. Dabbler wings are tied in 4 sections with small slips of ...
by Smuggler
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Fly Fishing Fundamentals - Knot Tying (YouTube Video Tutorials)
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Fly Fishing Fundamentals - Knot Tying (YouTube Video Tutorials)

Davy knot is by far and away my favorite knot for tippet > fly connection.

Thanks for these Ray!
by Smuggler
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Smoke Fly
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Smoke Fly

WiFlyfisher wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Smuggler wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:17 pm
Probably one of my favorite patterns. A phenomenal fly for Tricos as well as Olives.

Bill, your exceptional skills are on display with this one! Thanks for sharing.
Really, phenomenal fly for Tricos?????

John
Sure is! If you dare tying this on a 20 :)