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by joaniebo
Thu May 21, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 57
Views: 13458

Re: Tups Indispensable

Ken & Kevin

FINALLY, this old guy got off his (my) butt and the Tups samples are being mailed today. Cheers.

Bob
by joaniebo
Thu May 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Yeller Soft Hackles
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Yeller Soft Hackles

Tied these yesterday and couldn't decide which pic I liked better, so here's two pics. Turmeric-dyed, white hen hackles, with a light yellow (primrose colored ?) Danville thread and a pale yellow (primrose color - again) SLF dubbing to make a few "Yeller Soft Hackles." Will soon tie a few pretty muc...
by joaniebo
Wed May 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Leisenring Hares ear and Woodcock.
Replies: 14
Views: 2260

Re: Leisenring Hares ear and Woodcock.

If I could tie a decent winged wet fly, that would be one of them. VERY nice dressing.

Bob
by joaniebo
Wed May 13, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hemorrhoidal Hares Ear
Replies: 29
Views: 3496

Re: Hemorrhoidal Hares Ear

One of my most productive flies is my version variation of the Red Ass soft hackle, tied with a red thread butt, peacock herl body with a gold wire rib and a partridge hackle. Using a lime green thread instead of the red, makes my version of an Egg Laying Caddis soft hackle. GREAT when fished in tan...
by joaniebo
Mon May 11, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Waterhen Bloa Dry Fly
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Waterhen Bloa Dry Fly

This might be upsetting to some, but I recently saw this Davie McPhail video and thought it to be an interesting twist to tying dry fly versions of some of the North Country Spiders.



Bob
by joaniebo
Sun May 10, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Dyed Hare's Ear
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Dyed Hare's Ear

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 4:04 pm
Bob,

Perhaps the pastor or the elderly gentleman kidnapped the red wabbit
and are holding it hostage until you send a ransom of cracklebacks!

Tight Lines- Ken
Ken

You might have something there!

Bob
by joaniebo
Sun May 10, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Dyed Hare's Ear
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Dyed Hare's Ear

For years, in addition to some Pantone pen-dyed dubbing, I've plucked some fur from a dyed red hare's mask and then used that fur as the dubbing for some red-colored bodies. So last week, I ordered a cheap beard trimmer to "shave" the red (and natural hare's masks). Found the natural masks in my sta...
by joaniebo
Sat May 09, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hare's Ear Variation
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Hare's Ear Variation

Normally, I tie a Hare’s Ear and Partridge soft hackle with either Pearsall 6A gold or a Hot Orange thread and no tail. But yesterday, I decided that I would tie a few with some red thread and include tails using some some pickings from a nice brownish / honeyish colored feahters fro the very backsi...
by joaniebo
Sat May 09, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Black Magic North Country Spider (Robert Smith Video Tutorial)
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Black Magic North Country Spider (Robert Smith Video Tutorial)

Over 15+ years ago, a fellow in England sent me a pic and the dressing for the Black Magic Spider ----- the same fellow that also sent me some "circa 1910" Tups dubbing from his grandfather's old collection of fly tying materials. The dressing for the Black Magic Spider that I was given (back then) ...
by joaniebo
Fri May 08, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: What rod do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 39088

Re: What rod do you use?

If I recall correctly (I haven't counted them), I "think" I have only three graphite rods: a 9' Orvis T3 4wgt; a 8' Orvis Silver Label 8 wgt; and a Hardy 9' 5 wgt. All my other fly rods are bamboo rods, most of them being rods that I assembled from blanks that I purchased from other rod makers / com...