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by William Anderson
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hackle Pliers
Replies: 16
Views: 2581

Re: Hackle Pliers

The one I've found most useful for smaller hackles is the basic Stonflo model. Your J. Dorin ones look nice William. Tim, I'm not sure what I would do if I ever wore out the J Dorins I use. I have half a dozen and if I ever found them available again, I'd probably snag them. I haven't seen them in ...
by William Anderson
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: What rod do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 39337

Re: What rod do you use?

For most of the week in Roscoe I fished my 10' 3 wt greys streamflex (first gen). Before leaving I had the pleasure of casting John Shaner's 10' 3 wt Hardy Zenith. I love my rod and don't intend to buy another...but if I were going to, that rod would be a serious want. I can't say if it was John's ...
by William Anderson
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Soft Hackle Patterns for Madison & Firehole
Replies: 20
Views: 1441

Re: Soft Hackle Patterns for Madison & Firehole

flyfud1 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Here's the White Miller soft hackle I use on the Firehole.

White Miller Caddis_edited-1.jpg

Charlie
This fly is perfect for that water. Beautiful pattern and just right touch.

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by William Anderson
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Soft Hackle Patterns for Madison & Firehole
Replies: 20
Views: 1441

Re: Soft Hackle Patterns for Madison & Firehole

Here is a link to the IBF White Miller Soft Hackle I tied when we had the Flymph Forum Rendezvous there in 2014. It has proven effective for me since then on the Firehole. https://live.staticflickr.com/1748/41668282714_3ebf1ab3e3_z.jpg B0061801 by William Lovelace , on Flickr https://flymphforum.co...
by William Anderson
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: PT Jingler (pheasant tail stiff hackle variation)
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: PT Jingler (pheasant tail stiff hackle variation)

Ray, no one has communicated the process of tying a fly better. This really is an essay and damn nice pattern. :D
by William Anderson
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: PTSd Nymph (Polish Tatra Sheepdog)
Replies: 12
Views: 1009

Re: PTSd Nymph (Polish Tatra Sheepdog)

Ray, that’s a classic in the making. Let ‘em shed! What a cool gift.

Also, that’s dead ringer for a caddis pupa I see in the fall in northern PA on Kettle. Don’t lose them all.
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: 6201

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: 5882

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: 2389

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: 2389

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...