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by ForumGhillie
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: New Backdrop for Tying Vice
Replies: 9
Views: 4299

Re: New Backdrop for Tying Vice

Behind my Regal vise is a base of my Ott Light which makes a nice background and to both sides is a lovely mess of all kinds of stuff in small shelves. I don't think i could tie in a perfectly clean environment.
by ForumGhillie
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Simple Nail Knot Tool and Tutorial Showing How to Use It.
Replies: 9
Views: 4554

Re: Simple Nail Knot Tool and Tutorial Showing How to Use It.

Ray, I like that technique. I may have to get some amnesia this winter and try that.
by ForumGhillie
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: BWO Soft Hackles
Replies: 13
Views: 6077

Re: BWO Soft Hackles

Smuggler what is the bobbin in your first photo?

I have some used some short shank FullingMill hooks which I like as well as the Hends, and Hanaks.
by ForumGhillie
Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: BWO Soft Hackles
Replies: 13
Views: 6077

Re: BWO Soft Hackles

John, Your patterns look fantastic! These are bound to be real foolers even on the most discriminating trout in the world! I really like your style of tying and the look of the end product! Have you ever dove into Sylvester Nemes' book "Soft-hackle Imitations"? In it, he list four distinctly differ...
by ForumGhillie
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: BWO Soft Hackles
Replies: 13
Views: 6077

Re: BWO Soft Hackles

Ray, the pattern is really simple, which is what I like for fly patterns. I prefer either the Hends BL454 size #18 & #20 barbless dry fly hooks ( http://competitiveangler.com/products/hends-products-barbless-hooks-bl-454 ) or the TMC 2488 straight eye hooks and pinch down the mini barb. For the BWO ...
by ForumGhillie
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: BWO Soft Hackles
Replies: 13
Views: 6077

Re: BWO Soft Hackles

My soft hackle pattern is meant to mimic the duns trying to get their wings upright. I see a lot of them on the Madison at times and the trout are sipping in the struggling duns. I have to tie my PT floating nymphs yet and my fav. BWO comparaduns/sparkle duns. Thanks... I love to see what others tie...
by ForumGhillie
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: BWO Soft Hackles
Replies: 13
Views: 6077

BWO Soft Hackles

'Tis the season for me to start tying flies for out West again this Fall. First up are the BWO patterns. Although I prefer a BWO comparadun pattern this year I decided to tie some BWO soft hackles for some of the more finicky sipping trout.... http://www.wiflyfisher.com/images/Blue-Wing-Olive/BWO-So...
by ForumGhillie
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Denying the take
Replies: 11
Views: 8431

Re: Denying the take

William excellent. I try to always remember that we don't know what a trout really sees or thinks. But I do believe "movement" means life and that could mean "food" to the trout. They are opportunistic feeders especially when there is no hatch to speak of, and dead stuff (ie: debris in the water ) d...
by ForumGhillie
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: A few more numphs of a similar theme...
Replies: 14
Views: 7234

Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

:o Shocking! Those are great nymphs John. You tye some really interesting flies. Love it! Ray, I am conducting an experiment. I have read numerous times that blue/purple are the last colors absorbed in the water. So I want to see if these nymphs attract or repel the trout in pools on my favorite fr...
by ForumGhillie
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: A few more numphs of a similar theme...
Replies: 14
Views: 7234

Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

. I also tie a very simple version that is basically a carrot shaped hares ear dubbed body with a wire ribbed abdomen, That one sounds about perfect, shove a copper tungsten bead up front and you have a numf I hold very dear...... but these others you show here are not too shabby I guess. :lol: So ...