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by PhilA
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Just in English Wood cock..
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Just in English Wood dock.

I go through quite a lot of woodcock wings, and those are in pristine condition. Mine often arrive somewhat ragged. Raggedness doesn't matter for the marginal coverts, but those primaries are in great shape.

Phil
by PhilA
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect
Replies: 32
Views: 2110

Re: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect

About the color blue in trout flies... John "Jack" Atherton was an eloquent proponent of impressionism in fly design. "Impressionism" to him meant rendering a perception of reality rather than its true form. He was an accomplished artist who brought an understanding of light, color, and visual perce...
by PhilA
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect
Replies: 32
Views: 2110

Re: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect

It's important to consider the depths involved in the above charts and graphs. The visible wavelengths of light are scattered and absorbed in clear water, but the distances involved are quite large relative to typical fishing depths. This chart expresses the effect of depth on light penetration a bi...
by PhilA
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 66
Views: 6545

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

John, I'm not an expert on Paul Young rods either. If you want the best estimate of its builder, you might send photos to Bob Summers. Bob Golder is probably the best expert about PHY rods other than Bob Summers. Golder is very active on Clark's Board (the CFRF), and I did some sleuthing with the CF...
by PhilA
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 66
Views: 6545

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Do you have any other PHY rods? John John, Do you know when your Perfectionist was built? And, by whom? It's not in Bob Golder's PHY database. ( http://phydatabase.com ). I'm quite a fan of Paul Young tapers. Strictly speaking, I own no other PHY rods, but I do own two other Bob Summers rods. (Summ...
by PhilA
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 66
Views: 6545

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Phil, that rod looks suspiciously like a PHY Perfectionist, perhaps from the Summers era. Wow! Good eye. It's PHY #4036, a Perfectionist built by Bob Summers in 1962 (two years after Paul Young's death). Quite a remarkable rod. I've cast many Perfectionists, and this is the only one that in my hand...
by PhilA
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 66
Views: 6545

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

ForumGhillie wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:53 pm
Serious note: I like seeing the mirror effect outside the beer's window of vision.
John
John,
Very observant! Only two beers are actually in that photo, with the other two being reflected images. ;)
Phil
by PhilA
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 66
Views: 6545

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

ForumGhillie wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:25 pm
PhilA, I don't judge a man by the reels he uses, only by what he drinks. ;)
John, well in that case...

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by PhilA
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 66
Views: 6545

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

The Andersons stand united. The purr of a Hardy when reeled in is reasonably pleasant, but the sqawking scream as line strips out can be quite annoying in quiet places. When I hear that out-of-control clickity clack, I can't help but think, "Hey! Look at me! I'm catching a fish!". Perhaps it's becau...
by PhilA
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson soft hackle
Replies: 30
Views: 2423

Re: Hendrickson soft hackle

John, I don't know those northern freestone rivers like you, but on the rare occasions I encounter Hendricksons in the spring creeks of SW WI, this is my current choice for trout feeding under the surface. It's similar to your fly, but with woodcock hackle. https://i.imgur.com/K1WuO4e.jpg This is on...