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by Johnno
Tue May 19, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Finicky grayling
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Finicky grayling

Isn’t it fun? Why it’s called Fishin’ and not Catchin’ 8-)
by Johnno
Tue May 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Glitzy Gold Caddis flymph
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Glitzy Gold Caddis flymph

Nice!

It that merino from a ball of wool or is it cut up and blended from a hide?
by Johnno
Sat May 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Black Magic North Country Spider (Robert Smith Video Tutorial)
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Black Magic North Country Spider (Robert Smith Video Tutorial)

I suspect the wire is there - whatever the colour - for weight alone. I cannot see any other reason for it. Not as if the colour shows through the herl when you look to how it’s wrapped. It says the fly was dated 1967 - not a lot of options back then; silver, gold, copper and coated ( red/wine) I’d ...
by Johnno
Fri May 08, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Some old thread I picked up....
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Some old thread I picked up....

Ok it’s not silk, but a form of cotton. I kinda like the look, colours and hues of these. Multi stranded so can make the thread quite fine. Pretty old, maybe 60 or 70 years, maybe older, I don’t know but I’m interested to see what they are going to be like for bodies and ribs...... perhaps in dubbin...
by Johnno
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: What rod do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 38384

Re: What rod do you use?

I’ve got well over fifty fly rods, many being vintage glass I’ve collected over the years.. The only high end rods I’ll use are Winston. They just suit me. My regular 6 wgt is a B3X which I just love, along with a 5 wgt version as well. And a 4 wgt Passport which is a cool rod for wet fly fishing. D...
by Johnno
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: New Millennium Black and Rubber
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: New Millennium Black and Rubber

It’s basically a few fine rubber strands in a dubbing loop....
I have occasionally used them ( only when no one else can see me.. :oops: ) and caught a few...
by Johnno
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: New Millennium Black and Rubber
Replies: 4
Views: 366

New Millennium Black and Rubber

I came up with this about 15 years ago...

Heresy ?
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by Johnno
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Iron Blue GRHE
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Iron Blue GRHE

Hook: 12 - 16 wet fly of choice
Thread: Crimson Gossamer
Rib: Fine gold wire
Body: rear crimson thread, front small amount of hare’s ear
Hackle: Pukeko rump
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by Johnno
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Flank Steak (baitfish imitation/tyed in-the-round)
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Re: Flank Steak (baitfish imitation/tyed in-the-round)

Good fly Ray. Tie some similar flies using the feathers you’ve been using on the Flank Steak...
by Johnno
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Flank Steak (baitfish imitation/tyed in-the-round)
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Re: Flank Steak (baitfish imitation/tyed in-the-round)

That’s great! Nice fly..

Down here there is an old streamer - world famous in New Zealand, the Mrs Simpson that uses the olive ‘church window’ feathers on the rump as they are known locally, tied flat along the flanks.... the feathers you are using can also be tied in the same manner...