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by joaniebo
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: North Country spider article
Replies: 138
Views: 3299

Re: North Country spider article

Andrew

This is the hackle I used on the above flies (my own name for this bird)....upclose it's a very nice reddish / brownish color:

Bob
by joaniebo
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: North Country spider article
Replies: 138
Views: 3299

Re: North Country spider article

When I first got into fly tying years ago; I learned that one of the mysteries of fly tying was; how did Rogan got the color for his Fiery Brown fly. The only clue, apparently, was that he used donkey urine. I did a huge amount of research, traveled hundreds of miles, did a number of dye experiment...
by joaniebo
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Baby Sunfly Softy
Replies: 21
Views: 1808

Re: Baby Sunfly

In going through some of the books next to my old recliner, I noticed the "Orange Otter" book and glanced at it again recently. A wonderful read and, of special interest to me (again), was that the Rev. Powell used many "soft hackle-type feathers" in his fly dressings with multiple hackle turns sinc...
by joaniebo
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider
Replies: 23
Views: 726

Re: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider

Every now and then, I get the urge to do a few of the Stewart's Black Spiders and break a few starling hackles! But, I seem to go back to tie (and fish) more "Black Magic Spiders" than Stewart's.
by joaniebo
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: North Country spider article
Replies: 138
Views: 3299

Re: North Country spider article

Years ago, Andrew Herd had a web site called something like "A Fly FIshing History" and on the site he had bunch of videos on tying some of the old dressings. I can no longer find that site but, luckily, I was able (years ago) of downloading the videos. Some good info and some historical details I d...
by joaniebo
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Daiichi Hooks - New stock
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Daiichi Hooks - New stock

I've used vitually nothing except Daiichi hooks for many years. Am still using up a few Mustads that I've had for awhile but tend not to use too many of the Mustads. I think the Daiichi hooks are sharper and since I crush down the hook barbs before I tie any fly, the Daiichi's "crushed barbs" are no...
by joaniebo
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling

Fishnkilts wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:33 pm
Those look really nice how the copper pop's out like it does. What hooks were you using?
Most of the soft hackles I tie are on Daiichi #1550 hooks, #1530 if I want a slightly heavier hook.
by joaniebo
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Purple and Hen
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Purple and Hen

I also thought of using purple Ice dubbing for the thorax.
by joaniebo
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider
Replies: 23
Views: 726

Re: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider

Looks good to me. Nicely tied.
by joaniebo
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Purple and Hen
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Purple and Hen

Snipe tails, purple silk and hare's ear thorax.