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by Johnno
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: most productive soft hackle trout fly
Replies: 42
Views: 1946

Re: most productive soft hackle trout fly

Peacock And Black... or Peacock and Starling...

Thick bodied, thin bodied.. black hen or starling. It’s a winner...... 8-)
by Johnno
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rio "Slinky Indicator"
Replies: 26
Views: 1052

Re: Rio "Slinky Indicator"

If you are using a fly rod, flyline, fly reel and at the end of it all there is an artificial fly, then it’s fly fishing in my book.

Please let’s not start discussing what an artificial fly is.... :twisted:
by Johnno
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rio "Slinky Indicator"
Replies: 26
Views: 1052

Re: Rio "Slinky Indicator"

Hey Ken, I can’t tell you accurately the diameter but it’s a 6 inch nail. I have no idea if yours are same diameter as ours...
by Johnno
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rio "Slinky Indicator"
Replies: 26
Views: 1052

Re: Rio "Slinky Indicator"

I used it last season after seeing the vid and purchasing some of the 2 tone. Easy enough to make. Tried a few various sized nails and found A spiral that seemed the best size for me visually and was quite visible even in twilight. Used it with upstream wets and soft hackles and unweighted nymphs an...
by Johnno
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: UV2 Dun
Replies: 16
Views: 738

Re: UV2 Dun

I think that UV, like Fluoro, is a bit of a marketing piss take.....
by Johnno
Wed May 15, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 15
Views: 1081

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: 692

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: 2076

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: 923

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: 3920

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?)