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by William Anderson
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Derbyshire Blue Dun (second attempt)
Replies: 18
Views: 4103

Re: Derbyshire Blue Dun (second attempt)

Mike62 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:27 am
So much fun reading through one of your tutorials, Ray; thanks. The fly is gorgeous.
So happy to see this thread come back to the surface. What a fantastic series of pics and process descriptions. Ray is a beast. 8-)
by William Anderson
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge & Yellow
Replies: 52
Views: 1385

Re: Partridge & Yellow

Very cleanly dressed fly. It may be my computer screen and it's color rendition, but the yellow silk has a slight green tint to it, as if it were waxed with cobbler's wax. Just curious if that was the case. Beautiful fly. The tint you see might be the result of wrapping such a light colored silk ov...
by William Anderson
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: quill body hot spot scores
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: quill body hot spot scores

Had two great days on the Crooked River yesterday and today...fished with a couple non-believers who haven't had the wet fly cool aid yet..Winter fishing on the Crooked can be testy... high wind yesterday, bright sun today, but the midges were hatching and the trout were rising to my little red bea...
by William Anderson
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: quill body hot spot scores
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: quill body hot spot scores

Soft hackles definitely are the ticket at times. I watched my oldest son last spring pluck a beautiful brown with a GRHE with a partridge hackle from a pool that 2 guys thrashed for a half hr with dry flies. 2nd cast, 15 feet quartering upstream, on a dead drift. The fish was 15". Proud dad and sho...
by William Anderson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber
Replies: 71
Views: 14022

Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

Thanks, Phil. I always liked MG013. She is quite special. :D
by William Anderson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber
Replies: 71
Views: 14022

Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

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by William Anderson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber
Replies: 71
Views: 14022

Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

I haven't made many blocks in the past couple years and I'm out of finished blocks besides a couple that I owe people. I am working on them. I just found a couple pics I took when I was doing more of the exotic woods and thought I would share them. The blocks are essentially an expression of the Ame...
by William Anderson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Doug Does Dubbing
Replies: 29
Views: 895

Re: Doug Does Dubbing

That’s quite the score, Doug. Nicely prepped. Now to see what you do with it. :)
by William Anderson
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson soft hackle
Replies: 30
Views: 1171

Re: Hendrickson soft hackle

John, your Hendrickson soft-hackles are gorgeous. I really like the dubbing silk combo. I have always loved tying flies that match Hendricksons and it's one of my favorite hatches. I've only caught the hatch on Central Pa streams and haven't seen the flies emerge in the Catskills when I was there. F...
by William Anderson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indespensible nymph
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Tups Indespensible nymph

Carl's correct that the rear is buttonhole twist, which is a size D silk, ... " [quote} Tups Flymph.jpg Bill, this is a quintessential tie for me. It's impeccably constructed and clearly reads more like a sulphur dun than a nymph pattern. Since I fish this pattern during a sulphur hatch I like the ...