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by Johnno
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: North Country spider article
Replies: 128
Views: 2789

Re: North Country spider article

Perhaps he is the Skues to your Halford.... ?
;)
:twisted:
by Johnno
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: North Country spider article
Replies: 128
Views: 2789

Re: North Country spider article

Thanks for that!

I guess it’s a classic example of how one persons thought, idea or opinion can change everything!

In this case how many hackle turns are required... but a minor detail ... 😂
by Johnno
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

No worries.... 8-)
by Johnno
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: North Country spider article
Replies: 128
Views: 2789

Re: North Country spider article

Mr Herd, a wee question from the bottom of the world where wets and soft hackles are, alas, as rare in most angler’s flyboxes as dodo quill.... You mention in the article: “....Today the custom is to tie these game hackle patterns very sparsely, with the bodies as thin as possible whether silk or du...
by Johnno
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

Hold the herl with the dubbing loop
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Spin it together to form the rope
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Wrap to form body
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End result!
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by Johnno
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

I’ll give a go Ray.... A couple of peacock wing herl Strands 9D36EE47-8A98-4F91-BC8B-851E0D6FFA26.jpeg Thread lightly waxed with a tacky wax 96D47432-AB45-4550-865D-9FF31CFF323A.jpeg Dubbing lightly touch dubbed onto the thread 8AA97B3C-E55C-4D33-958E-DCA910533949.jpeg Dubbing loop formed... 4A534CF...
by Johnno
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: North Country spider article
Replies: 128
Views: 2789

Re: North Country spider article

Interesting article.. great read!

I take it that Mr Smith didn’t take the comments laying down and bit back?
:)
by Johnno
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Double Magic Caddis....
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Double Magic Caddis....

Yup Rick that’s pretty much the technique. Although I use less dubbing in the touch dub than he does in the video. Gary LaFontaine came up with the technique way way back and it was coined “Double Magic” because it had the magic of herl and the magic of sparkle yarn sparse dubbing. He was a great ad...
by Johnno
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Double Magic Caddis....
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Double Magic Caddis....

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Another “Double Magic” fly

This has a peacock herl body wrapped with an olive Antron mix touch dubbed loop....
Pheasant hackle.
by Johnno
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Soft Hackled Speckley Grey..

And this is another imitation of the same nymph.

The Grey Darter.

Traditionally dubbed ( slightly lighter coloured) body with a silver wire rib. The hackle is CdL hen.
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