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by William Anderson
Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Block,silk and a fine wax.
Replies: 4
Views: 2235

Re: Block,silk and a fine wax.

Doug, Lance Hidy made those decks of cards to match his father’s cards in size and paper weight. I typically use a smaller card, the size of a baseball card that’s about 120lb Bristol paper. I like that I can buy collector sheets for cards and they store easily. I love seeing what you guys are doing...
by William Anderson
Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bedtime flymph
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Re: Bedtime flymph

Beautiful
by William Anderson
Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying pre dubbed bodies
Replies: 8
Views: 3585

Re: Tying pre dubbed bodies

You guys are all very kind. Thanks so much for the positive feedback. I have thoroughly enjoyed making them available. It’s always good to have new folks exploring the traditional techniques. I’ll be glad when we can all get together for a tying event to swap trade secrets again. :D
by William Anderson
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying pre dubbed bodies
Replies: 8
Views: 3585

Re: Tying pre dubbed bodies

I’ve found that many things waxes work fine for the bodies. Not the dubbing waxes that are soft and sticky, but most cake style waxes will bind the silk and dubbing fibers in a cord when stored on the cards. The best ones are kind of hard/hardened when you pick them up but if you take a small pea si...
by William Anderson
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hackle Pliers
Replies: 18
Views: 7396

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: 107
Views: 59412

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: 29
Views: 12163

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.

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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: 29
Views: 12163

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: 3496

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: 10
Views: 3485

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.