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by Johnno
Tue Mar 28, 2023 11:34 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: A glimpse into Doug's fly box (Winter 2023 Tying)
Replies: 18
Views: 27840

Re: A glimpse into Doug's fly box (Winter 2023 Tying)

Nice! Maybe we could start a post where we can post a pic of our soft hackle box or regular fly box. Or something.
Always enjoy seeing what others have in their fly boxes and how they organised.
An insight to the soul 😆
by Johnno
Tue Mar 28, 2023 11:19 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: SOFT~ HACKLE JOURNAL
Replies: 36
Views: 44131

Re: SOFT~ HACKLE JOURNAL

I’d be interested but just googled and at US$120 (approx NZ$200) international subscription per year for four issues…..
I don’t think so..
by Johnno
Sat Mar 18, 2023 11:56 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Condor
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: Condor

I still have a small section of Condor quill. I’ll never use it now..
by Johnno
Sun Feb 19, 2023 12:38 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Eye candy and more
Replies: 18
Views: 18697

Re: Eye candy and more

Down here we don’t have much call for tiny flies. A couple of insects are imitated with a #20 but that’d be about it. OTT they’d pretty much all be #16 upwards with a few #18 thrown in for fussy fish….
by Johnno
Sun Feb 12, 2023 11:45 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Is pink the "secret sauce"?
Replies: 24
Views: 65384

Re: Is pink the "secret sauce"?

For a while it was red.
Then orange.
Then purple….

:D
by Johnno
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Green Darter
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Re: Green Darter

The Darter is just a term I use for a mid sized swimming mayfly nymph down here. They are very active and dart here and there, hence the name. I’m not the first to use it - a noted NZ fisherman by the name of Norm Marsh had a wee nymph he called a Grey Darter he used to imitate swimming nymphs..
by Johnno
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:37 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Green Darter
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Green Darter

And another Darter style nymph using the Double Magic technique on the body. This time grey peacock wing quill with chartreuse green touch dubbing. Muskrat thorax with a natural grey - brown CDC hackle. Grey thread for the tying but a black head.
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by Johnno
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:33 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Brown Darter
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

Brown Darter

Little Brown Darter. Hook is 3xl 16 to 10 of choice with a gunmetal bead to match the size. Orange thread, brown micro rubber tails and gunmetal flat wire rib over brown Turkey quill which has been put into a dubbing loop with a tiny pinch of fine tan Antron ( double magic dubbing technique - ). Tho...
by Johnno
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:27 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A startlingly effective little wet fly….
Replies: 4
Views: 1742

A startlingly effective little wet fly….

I saw a pic of a water spider with a wee air bubble near the head. So I came up with this. Peacock herl body with a clear bead at the front with a light CDC hackle. 12 to 18. Very simple, but surprisingly very effective little fly I have discovered to my joy. May be worth a crack in your neck of the...
by Johnno
Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:44 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Visiting John Shaner (Fly Tying Historian)
Replies: 44
Views: 136378

Re: Visiting John Shaner (Fly Tying Historian)

I see William Anderson in the pics from10 years past. Haven’t seen him on here in quite a while. I hope he’s still out there kicking around. He’s had some interesting posts and comments over the years…