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by Hans Weilenmann
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stewart's Spider
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Re: Stewart's Spider

Interesting pattern, William.

The design made me think Stewart meets Catskills. Can you tell me a bit more of the design chosen?

Curious in Amstelveen,
Hans W
by Hans Weilenmann
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New flymph tier
Replies: 25
Views: 8025

Re: New flymph tier

I do understand trying to "copy" a certain style by a certain tier though. To expand on Carl's comment - it is a sound principle of any craft, and yes flytying is a craft, to get familiar with established techniques, established proportions - they are established for a reason after all, one would h...
by Hans Weilenmann
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New flymph tier
Replies: 25
Views: 8025

Re: New flymph tier

Doc,

Yep, that third one looks the biz for me also. Well done indeed 8-)

Cheers,
Hans W
by Hans Weilenmann
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New flymph tier
Replies: 25
Views: 8025

Re: New flymph tier

I come to this from a very pragmatic angle - I select the ribbing width based on the result I am after. Beyond that my take is - there is no single right or wrong rib width :twisted:

Cheers,
Hans W
by Hans Weilenmann
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Soft-Hackles
Replies: 29
Views: 7437

Re: Soft-Hackles

Hans, I am glad to brought that subject up. After I read the other day that loooong post that Hank referenced I had sort of an empty feeling because there was no link to Ray's wonderful how to tie a flymph video. :( *chuckle* Until Ray gets his act together you may have to make do with some of mine...
by Hans Weilenmann
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Soft-Hackles
Replies: 29
Views: 7437

Re: Soft-Hackles

WiFlyfisher, Howdy; There are some Flymph threads in SBS section, think they may help with some of your questions. Here's an example; http://flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3937 hank That, good sir Hank, was a fun memory lane re-read. Thanks for the memories 8-) Which leads me to.... Hey Ray, ...
by Hans Weilenmann
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New flymph tier
Replies: 25
Views: 8025

Re: New flymph tier

Using Pearsall silk so not much choice there - could try twisting it for the head; I'll get some thinner tinsel. I'm using Clarke block to make dubbing body. All comments are appreciated. Thanks. Pearsall's is not as fine, nor as suitable for flattening, as some of the synthetic threads, but that d...
by Hans Weilenmann
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New flymph tier
Replies: 25
Views: 8025

Re: New flymph tier

hankaye wrote:Please don't let their critics put you off the site.
Hank, you make us sound like horrible boogie men 8-)

The request was for constructive critique, after all :twisted:

Cheers,
Hans W
by Hans Weilenmann
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New flymph tier
Replies: 25
Views: 8025

Re: New flymph tier

Hi NeoDoc, Welcome. The fly is nicely tied, but in my eyes can be a bit better balanced by: Using fewer barbs in the tail Lengthening the body slightly Using finer ribbing material The blue in the thorax may be intentional, or not Just a few minor tweaks will make for a great looking fly. Cheers, Ha...
by Hans Weilenmann
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Dave Hughes Video - Flymph Tying Demonstration (YouTube)
Replies: 26
Views: 9399

Re: Dave Hughes Video - Flymph Tying Demonstration (YouTube)

1. I don't strip the whole side of the feather like Han's does, which does help to alleviate this, but I do strip a little bit more off of the far side of the stem (enough for about one wrap). When you strip some fibers off the stem it takes a bit of the stem with it. This slightly flattens that si...