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by PhilA
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Greentail
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Greentail

John, The Greentail (a.k.a. Green Tail) goes waaaaay back, and an "accurate" dressing depends on who wrote the book. Yours is certainly recognizeable as as a Green Tail. The earliest Green Tail recipes were winged flies, but if you're wanting a wingless wet, Pritt's recipe copied above by Bob would ...
by PhilA
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)
Replies: 21
Views: 999

Re: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)

ForumGhillie wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:58 am
Ray, these are Winger patches from Feather Emporium... I forgot I had these until I read this.
Ray and John,
That's it ... Winger Patches. Yesterday I searched Dave's web site for "winging patches", but found nothing. Looks like they are still available in lots of colors.
by PhilA
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies
Replies: 28
Views: 3382

Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

If my 722 can't be brought back to life I guess I need some more. Great Feathers does not have any for sale. They seem to have less and less products for sale based on the size of their website about 5 years ago. Several different tying waxes, including 6-2-1, 7-2-1, and 7-2-2 formulas, are availab...
by PhilA
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)
Replies: 21
Views: 999

Re: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)

Dana - I was hoping you would chime in with the background on the hackle. Thank you. Do you know why they are called “Knee” hackle. Do these feathers come from the legs (thigh region) of the chickens? They are beautiful little soft hackle feathers. Very soft and webby, with nice dark barring. I thi...
by PhilA
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Coch - y - Bondhu
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Coch - y - Bondhu

Beautiful! I especially like the medium C-y-B capes. Perhaps you could show us your range of furnace hen capes?

Phil
by PhilA
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Green Caddis Soft Hackle
Replies: 26
Views: 1487

Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Tie2fish - I appreciate your comment. You're correct--I watched a video where Hans Weilenmann did a demo of the split thread technique. Do you know if he originated that technique? Ken, After some digging... F.M. Halford described "fibre-hackles" in Floating Flies and How to Dress Them (1886) that ...
by PhilA
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Quote of the Day
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day... “ The memory of an old angler is rich with innumerable spoils and trophies of the past; it is vivid, detailed, exact. Something in the nature of the sport makes our angling memories more enduring than others. . . . Every observation he has ever made in fishing, however minute, ha...
by PhilA
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: New Cochybondu or Coch-y-bondu?
Replies: 15
Views: 869

Re: New Cochybondu or Coch-y-bondu?

Dana,
That is a Coch-y-Beautiful cape!
Phil
by PhilA
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 67
Views: 2667

Re: Blue Winged Olive

When any of the many species of small olive or brown-olive mayflies with gray wings are about on my home waters, this pattern works very well when tied in a matching size and fished either deeply or near the surface...

Skues' Iron Blue Nymph:
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by PhilA
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Quote of the Day
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Quote of the Day

" To take large fish that are shy is the acme of sport. A day now and then on preserved waters crowded with fish eager for your flies is a pleasant novelty, but for real sport, give us free water where the trout are critical, hard to please, and highly valued when caught ." --Theodore Gordon in Amer...