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by Johnno
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: PARTRIDGE FEATHERS
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: PARTRIDGE FEATHERS

My view And past experience is that if you can’t buy the skin don’t buy the bagged feathers, just find a sub. Down here we don’t have the luxury of choice, so bagged feathers are usually (always...) utter crap and not worth the money. Even skins are sometimes awful. I don’t know. Maybe Veniards and ...
by Johnno
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Mustad Catalog of Flies
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Mustad Catalog of Flies

Nice. Where did you find this? I’d love to know the date of this. Alas not all of the flies listed are photographed, but hopefully somewhere there are more? One of the flies listed is the Loves Lure. (302) It’s long been thought of as an NZ ‘native’ fly, but I have never been convinced. This documen...
by Johnno
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Something new
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Something new

Melfie.

Fur factory
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by Johnno
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Unnamed Skues Nymph
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Unnamed Skues Nymph

Appeared in the Flyfishing Club Journal in 1930. Tail and hackle of blue dun, body of peacock quill ribbed with fine gold wire, thorax of hares ear..... I’ve tied it on a modern hook obviously, but I’m sure it’ll work just fine as a small generic mayfly nymph A classic really.... 3CD3CC03-62AD-4B0C-...
by Johnno
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Brown - Olive Darter.
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Brown - Olive Darter.

The body is one strand each of the wing quill of olive dyed goose, mottled turkey and brown peacock, ribbed with green xf wire, thorax is hares ear base and a coupla turns of natural cdc and honey dun grizzle .. oh and tail if GPTs.. long shanked 1 to 14. Our little Darters make their homes in the q...
by Johnno
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Grouse and Claret
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Grouse and Claret

Pearsall’s Marabou silk for the body..
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by Johnno
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: AP wet
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: AP wet

Down here of course trout are introduced, so they weren’t an issue for the insect until the last 150 odd years.. As far as birds are concerned, I guess they were part of the menu. But they’ve survived ok. It’s one mayfly that packs up and leaves at the merest sign of pollution. So now pretty much re...
by Johnno
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: AP wet
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: AP wet

And the nymph...

( not my pics btw)
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by Johnno
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: AP wet
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: AP wet

Here ‘tis...
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by Johnno
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: AP wet
Replies: 8
Views: 366

AP wet

Ameletopsis Perscitus is our most colourful mayfly down here. Not that common but seen enough to warrant an imitation or two... 0A87369F-21AC-44DC-87ED-8016908F957B.jpeg I’ve used dyed mallard flank for the wing and tail, a lighter lemon dubbing under silver rib and a hackle of light golden olive