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by Smuggler
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Starling quill
Replies: 18
Views: 520

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: 822

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: 411

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: 305

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: 799

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: 4653

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: 11374

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: 672

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: 672

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: 361

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!