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by ForumGhillie
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: An old standby
Replies: 3
Views: 1678

An old standby

Ever so often I get in the mood to tie some of my old standby by patterns I used to fish when I was younger. They worked well back then and probably still work today. I just forget to pull them out and fish them. http://www.wiflyfisher.com/images/wetflies/Winged-wet-flies.jpg In the above photo is a...
by ForumGhillie
Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Clark Spinning Block
Replies: 28
Views: 22705

Re: Clark Spinning Block

Ray, no he had not heard of the Flymph Forum until I told him about it yesterday. He is an excellent fly tier, teaches fly tying for a TU chapter, loves the history of fly fishing and is a wingless wet nut. He showed me at the show his original copy of one of Jim Leisenring's book from 1941. He also...
by ForumGhillie
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Clark Spinning Block
Replies: 28
Views: 22705

Clark Spinning Block

At a small fly fishing show in Madison WI I got to watch a friend (Phil A) demonstrate using William Anderson's Clark Spinning Block. It sure looks a lot easier than watching Jim S. doing it on his knee. http://www.wiflyfisher.com/images/BadgerShow/Phil-demo-Clark-Spinning-Block.jpg BTW, the guest s...
by ForumGhillie
Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fishing Drake Soft-Hackles
Replies: 4
Views: 3585

Re: Fishing Drake Soft-Hackles

For Iso I fish a nymph since they go to the edge of the stream and crawl onto a rock, log or along the shoreline to hatch. Eric has an excellent Iso bicolor nymph pattern he can show you. I use one similar but for Iso sadleri which does not have the bold strip down the back of the nymph (Basically p...
by ForumGhillie
Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Swinging Emergers?
Replies: 17
Views: 10692

Re: Swinging Emergers?

John - How long have you had that avatar? What a beautiful fly! A long time... nothing special. It's a pretty simple and standard soft hackle pattern that I have used since I was a kid many moons ago. I believe it was called the March Brown Spider when I first began tying it as a kid. Body is hare'...
by ForumGhillie
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Swinging Emergers?
Replies: 17
Views: 10692

Re: Swinging Emergers?

I generally think of "emergers" as an insect in the film transforming from a nymph to an adult stage (such as a mayfly dun). Thus, I am not swinging the emerger but instead seeing where the fish is rising and place my emerger pattern about 3 feet ahead and drift it down into his feeding lane. I used...
by ForumGhillie
Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Twisted Soft-Hackles: Light, Medium and Dark
Replies: 15
Views: 5548

Re: Twisted Soft-Hackles: Light, Medium and Dark

All three patterns look great. The older I get the more i like simplicity.
by ForumGhillie
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New Hackle Site
Replies: 14
Views: 10045

Re: New Hackle Site

Jim does mention in his popup window descriptions the size hooks the cape or saddle will tie. It would be up to Jim to count the number of feathers for each size, but I am doubtful anyone would ever do that. With his huge inventory of Whiting hackle that Jim has that would be a daunting task to coun...
by ForumGhillie
Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Pearsall's and Twisted Thread Dubbing
Replies: 15
Views: 9402

Re: Pearsall's and Twisted Thread Dubbing

Old Hat, that is very cool!!
by ForumGhillie
Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New Hackle Site
Replies: 14
Views: 10045

Re: New Hackle Site

Being able to see a photo of the actual cape or saddle do you feel you would then be confident enough about buying it online rather than waiting to touch and feel it? Do you buy dry fly capes, saddles, 100 packs, or none (soft hackle only)? As an avid fly tier and Jim's web developer I gotta ask. :)