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by dj1212
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Couple more tying questions
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Couple more tying questions

Thanks for the welcome. A little about me. I first got into fly fishing for trout when I was 19 - 20 years old. A long time ago. lol I'm now 67. I live in Virginia so the first trout I caught were from small mountain streams where most trout in Va. are found. I soon discovered Shenandoah National Pa...
by dj1212
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Couple more tying questions
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Couple more tying questions

So I was thinking about a couple of things relating to tying North country spiders. Wondering how others do it. When you're tying a fly that calls for the body to be made with the tying silk how many layers of thread do you use? I normally tie in the thread near the eye and then wind down the hook a...
by dj1212
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Cow Dung Fly
Replies: 23
Views: 2811

Re: Cow Dung Fly

Great looking fly. Like it alot. Could you tell me what color the Veniard dyed starling is? Thanks Thanks for the compliment. Veniard used to sell starling wings dyed brown as a credible sub for land rail; even those are in very short supply these days. I do not know whether they bleached them firs...
by dj1212
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Cow Dung Fly
Replies: 23
Views: 2811

Re: Cow Dung Fly

Great looking fly. Like it alot. Could you tell me what color the Veniard dyed starling is? Thanks
by dj1212
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2094

Re: Tying Question

wsbailey wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:27 am
If you look at this book you can zoom in on each fly pictured. Maybe not as good as a photograph but it is original.

https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ite ... 9/mode/1up
Thanks for the link. Hadn't seen this before. Excellent.
by dj1212
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Spring Black, Little Black
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Spring Black, Little Black

Beautiful fly. I'm going to get some dyed pheasant tail and try it.
by dj1212
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2094

Re: Tying Question

Not to drag this topic on and on but I did notice in the list of patterns from Pitt, same list I got the Little Black pattern from, he uses the term dubbed with fur also. So it may be the term dubbed means wrapped onto the hook or dressed. Also noticed in the old pattern lists the term hurled as in ...
by dj1212
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2094

Re: Tying Question

Looked again at a pattern list from Pritt. Here's the dressing of one fly with the use of dubbed hurl.

2. Little Black:
Hook: 0, short. (#15)
Wings: hackled with a feather from a Black Cock's hackle, or Starling's neck
Body: purple silk, dubbed sparingly with Magpie hurl
Head: purple.
by dj1212
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2094

Re: Tying Question

Thanks much for the welcome. I've been interested in soft hackles, flymphs, spiders, what ever you want to call them for a long time. I've taken some good fish from heavily fished water with this type of fly when they would take nothing else. Someone mentioned Pritt and I think this is where I saw a...
by dj1212
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2094

Re: Tying Question

"When I first saw this tying instruction in an old recipe several years ago, I actually thought it might mean applying the beautiful green leavings from stripping a peacock herl to a thread using tacky wax. Take my word for it -- this doesn't work very well." This is exactly why I asked this questio...