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by Johnno
Wed May 15, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 15
Views: 715

Re: Fly Tying Tools

I recently bought some Tenkara hooks. The shape reminded me of the English bait hook which Gary Borger used for his Fur Caddis Larva fly. It occurred to me that Tenkara rods are similar to the loop rod. I wonder if the Japanese were influenced by British fishermen. Probably the other way around! Te...
by Johnno
Wed May 08, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: BWO Soft Hackle
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: BWO Soft Hackle

I like your 8 / 11.

Assam Dragon?
by Johnno
Wed May 08, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 25
Views: 1226

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

I’m surprised black isn’t in that list But I do struggle to see what I’d take out to accomodate it. Perhaps the grizzly. For me personally I’d also take out med Dun and replace with natural Coq De Leon... same sorta colour but with wonderful speck
by Johnno
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hare and Copper Flymph
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Hare and Copper Flymph

Lovely fly. I’m putting the helmet on and will comment that I wouldn’t call that a flymph either. With that bead will it swim “just below or within a few inches of the surface film." ? I accept that it largely conforms with the other parts of the definition, but I think that adding the bead, takes i...
by Johnno
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Dyeing Materials
Replies: 8
Views: 3694

Re: Dyeing Materials

Maybe I’m old school, but the best referenceI’ve found for dying came in the way of A K Best’s book on dying and bleaching materials....

Anyone remember Leiser’s old book from the early 1980’s where he talks about photo dying?
( anyone ever do that?)
by Johnno
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hare's Masks
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Hare's Masks

I just take what I can find....

BTW the whiskers make nice “quill” bodies
by Johnno
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Wingless Wets | Soft Hackles | Flymphs
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

Re: Wingless Wets | Soft Hackles | Flymphs

IMHO if it’s got a bead then it ain’t a soft hackle - whatever description that may be.....
by Johnno
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Midwinter Christmas hook giveaways
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Re: Midwinter Christmas hook giveaways

Thus far I’ve got Bill B, Hank, Theroe and Smuggler. I’ll leave it open for a few more days.

What I’m thinking is that whomever puts their hand up as “distributor”, (Hank) I’ll send over what I don’t want and they can be passed out around whoever wants them from there....
by Johnno
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Midwinter Christmas hook giveaways
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Re: Midwinter Christmas hook giveaways

Okay .
That’s Bill and you 1 and 2 on the list
by Johnno
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Midwinter Christmas hook giveaways
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Midwinter Christmas hook giveaways

Alrighty. As a forward cast to the sneck hook thread recently posted I have acquired a whole heap of the same hooks plus some others for next to nothing. There’s way more than I’ll ever need. I’ll retain a box of each and rest can distributed in whatever numbers amongst those of you who may feel the...