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by ForumGhillie
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Who Fishes Wood?
Replies: 38
Views: 1723

Re: Who Fishes Wood?

Nope, but I fish grass. :lol: :lol:

I am taking 3 bamboo fly rods with me to the Lamar & HF.

I will also add... fish whatever rod type you want. Nothing wrong with glass, graphite, "Sintrex" :) , wood stick, etc.
by ForumGhillie
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: "The Mayfly Guide" by Al Caucci
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: "The Mayfly Guide" by Al Caucci

I have about 6 digital books downloaded.

The Ghillie
by ForumGhillie
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up
Replies: 21
Views: 978

Re: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up

Next a snipe lesser covert feather. Like the starling the barbs move easily in the water.

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Similar to snipe.. on this fly I used two Jackdaw head feathers, and like snipe the barb's movement is very good.

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by ForumGhillie
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up
Replies: 21
Views: 978

Re: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up

Now trying a starling feather. Starling barbs produce the best movement so far. The barbs move with the slightest pull on the tippet. In slow water or lakes starling soft hackles would be a good choice if you are looking for barbs that move with the slightest twitch. starling1.jpg I like the trailin...
by ForumGhillie
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up
Replies: 21
Views: 978

Re: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up

John, We've got to stop meeting this way! The very long length of feather barbs on hen saddle feathers is an unsolvable problem. Such feathers work great on large flies, but not well on small ones. That's why I don't use hen saddles for small soft-hackled flies. I instead use feathers of game birds...
by ForumGhillie
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up
Replies: 21
Views: 978

Re: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up

Okay, last one. PhilA in an email suggested the hen saddles feathers were probably softer. So i tied a soft hackle using a Collin hen saddle feather on a size #16 hook. I tied the feather in at the base and even left a few barbs of fluff. When I wiggled in the water it Phil was correct. The hen sadd...
by ForumGhillie
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up
Replies: 21
Views: 978

Re: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up

Phil, When shooting the flies while in our lake I lost two flies to small bluegills. So no fishies in the mini-bathtub. :) Reading chapter 4 again in The Flyfisher & the Trout's Point of View is what fired me up early this morning. So it is your fault Phil. Over my short lunch break I whipped up a s...
by ForumGhillie
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up
Replies: 21
Views: 978

Re: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up

More photos.,, I tied a gold ribbed hare's ear with a partridge feather. The partridge barbule movement is slight but better than any hen feather I have tested. I use the clear plastic GoPro case for my mini-aquarium. I am using the Olympus TG-6 in macro for the photos. hares-ear-and-partridge.jpg o...
by ForumGhillie
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Yellow and Red
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Yellow and Red

DUBBN wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:17 pm
By far my most productive soft hackle last year.

Size 16

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Lovely pattern!

What is the hook and dressing for that size #16 soft hackle?

Thanks,
by ForumGhillie
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up
Replies: 21
Views: 978

Re: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up

Phil, Thanks for the reminder. I pulled out my copy of the book. I need to re-read chapters 3, 4, etc. I will find my test with soft hackle patterns with game bird feathers underwater. There is not much of a difference. I also have a a short Youtube video doing a trial test with a friend swinging we...