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by William Anderson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Doug Does Dubbing
Replies: 29
Views: 481

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: 651

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: 360

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 ...
by William Anderson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indespensible nymph
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Tups Indespensible nymph

P_20181231_093031.jpg Thank you every one for your critiques and observations. William your observation that the tails in Leisenrings book were Hackle tips is correct. I completely missed that when tying the fly the first time. The blend of seals fur is as it is described in the book.For the body I...
by William Anderson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indespensible nymph
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Tups Indespensible nymph

Tom, I'd fish these Tups just the way you've tied them. Carl's correct that the rear is buttonhole twist, which is a size D silk, like the Half Stone pattern, and the thorax is this orange shade, which is spot on for my preference. Kudos on this seal blend. In Leisenring the tails are two very small...
by William Anderson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 65
Views: 1962

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

There is so much going on in this thread and almost all of it is awesome. I have a couple points of contention however. First, the obnoxious clacking of a Hardy reel is just noise pollution for everyone else on the stream, like loud motorcycles in a neighborhood, or cigarettes in a restaurant. And t...
by William Anderson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hooks used on Leisenring & Hidy Dressings
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: Hooks used on Leisenring & Hidy Dressings

There's a lot of good information here so I'll just add my own experience with both Leisenring and Hidy flies. Lance has be very generous sharing pics and sometimes access to hundreds of flies from each of these gents, as part of his research and efforts at confirm attributes for both. It should be ...
by William Anderson
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: 1st Spider of the Year
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: 1st Spider of the Year

John, i remember starting to tie with pearsalls and feeling like I was tying with rope. Makes a good case for counting your turns and eliminating any redundancy. I recently bought a spool of the YLI #100 silk to try. It’s about twice the diameter of pearsalls and breaks if you breathe on it. It’s no...
by William Anderson
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: May We
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: May We

Bill, this is so tidy and clean it makes me want to try several combinations of striping. I typically prefer to use different twisted materials to get a blended combination, but you've executed this so well, and it captures such a traditional effect. I don't think I could repeat it, so I'm just goin...
by William Anderson
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: To Cane A Trout
Replies: 20
Views: 1238

Re: To Cane A Trout

Some here have seen this before, but it fits nicely into this thread. The stream was Spring Creek in central PA and the cane was gifted by the late Mark Romero ... On Mark's Cane Spring Creek ~ May 2015.jpg Bill, this looks like a trout I saw once in the Old Farts pool. Probably the same one. :D