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by joaniebo
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Favorite Rod Configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Re: Favorite Rod Configuration

I tend to fly fish for trout more with one of my bamboo rods that are mostly around the 6'10" to 8' range. But I often use either my old 9', 4 wgt Orvis T3 or a Hardy Classic Lightweight 9', 5 wgt fly rod that I purchased approx. 5 years ago. The T3 rod is probably 10+ years old. Because ot these tw...
by joaniebo
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Ringneck Pheasant Skin
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: Ringneck Pheasant Skin

Ray Interesting post as I've spent most of this past week sorting through packages of feathers, plucking hackles from birds, etc. and the last bird I did yesterday were rooster and hen pheasants. Went through quite a few bags of pheasant feathers and sorting. combining them from bags I've accumlated...
by joaniebo
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Bracken Clock 1839
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Bracken Clock 1839

Bob, I usually tie it with a my own old blend of dyed rabbit furs and a few colors of Aunt Lydia's Rug yarn. I use seal only on some of my steelhead flies. But i wasn't prepared to tie this fly at the 2013 FFI International Fly Fishing Fair in West Yellowstone. So a trip to Bob Jacklin's shop after...
by joaniebo
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Bracken Clock 1839
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Bracken Clock 1839

Bob, My favorite bug is the October Caddis and my Favorite Fly for it is my OC soft hackle tied with a brownish cock pheasant feather. https://live.staticflickr.com/1823/42130121684_7a307d90c6_z.jpg B0059224 by William Lovelace , on Flickr I use the smaller neck feathers on many soft ackles as well...
by joaniebo
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Silk
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

Re: Pearsall's Silk

Yes, Jim has Pearsalls Silk. And I want to point something out, which I believe is important. I recently purchased a dozen or so spools from Jim. When they arrived, I took them out of their packages and place them on my desk adjacent to other spools that I had purchased from different shops over th...
by joaniebo
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Bracken Clock 1839
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Bracken Clock 1839

I've tied a few of these in the past but don't think I've ever fished them. I have full rooster and hen skins with lots of nice hackles on both of them. Anyone have some soft hackle dressings that use pheasant hackles? Thanks.

Bob
by joaniebo
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: hook question
Replies: 20
Views: 1178

Re: hook question

Bill

This should add to the confusion. Maybe Jim Leisenring liked up-eyes and Pete Hidy liked own-eyes. This old pic shows both. Don't remember where I got the pic. Cheers

Bob
by joaniebo
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: hook question
Replies: 20
Views: 1178

Re: hook question

From "The Book": "HOOKS A hook's shape is largely a matter of opinion. Personally, I prefer a round bend secured for me by Messeena's of London, England. These hooks leave nothing to be desired. They may be seen in the photographs of my flies in the chapter on Fly Patterns and Dressings. My next cho...