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by Johnno
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Glitzy BH Golden Stone
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Glitzy BH Golden Stone

Nice. Our big stonefly is a lovely lighter emerald green That’d work well down here in the right colour. 8-)
by Johnno
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Who Fishes Wood?
Replies: 19
Views: 337

Re: Who Fishes Wood?

Yup... several Boo’s get an airing every year. Not necessarily just for wets / flymphs. One of them is around 70 years old. It’s got a slight set so doesn’t get out too much
by Johnno
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: RL Prince Nymph
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: RL Prince Nymph

It’s just a brown tungsten bead. I’d assume you can get them over there wherever T Beads are sold.... 8-)
by Johnno
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: RL Prince Nymph
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: RL Prince Nymph

This is a good variation with CDC hackle and a fuzzled thorax...

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by Johnno
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: light reflection
Replies: 12
Views: 613

Re: light reflection

The old adage..... bright day = bright fly, dark day = dark fly.

Still works.
by Johnno
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Teesdale flies
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: Teesdale flies

Yeh likewise..
At about NZ $100 inc postage I don’t think so.... and that’s if it actually got here (which is a big lottery these days...... :shock: )
by Johnno
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Muskrat and Golden Olive..
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Muskrat and Golden Olive..

I like to add a little white Antron to the muskrat fur... that along with the rib just gives it a wee bit of a zing...
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by Johnno
Tue May 19, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Finicky grayling
Replies: 11
Views: 903

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: 458

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: 1226

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 ...