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by Hankinsfly
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Brown Drake Nymph
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Brown Drake Nymph

The closer I look, the more I like every aspect of this pattern (color, profile, proportions, lively elements, fish-appeal, and execution). Marvelous in each category. When are we going fishing? I need to “borrow” some flies... :twisted: ;) Thank you, truly appreciate it. There is also a wink of fl...
by Hankinsfly
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Brown Drake Nymph
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Brown Drake Nymph

Glad to hear you had a great trip.... thanks for the closeup, you have a nice pattern there. Good photo, too!! Well thanks! Trying to improve my fly photos. Bought the latest, greatest iPhone when my phone went wet-wading with me on a smallmouth trip a few weeks ago. Caught my biggest smallmouth ev...
by Hankinsfly
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Midge Emerger
Replies: 26
Views: 1331

Re: Midge Emerger

Those all look great. One of the great challenges I have yet to successfully engage is trout taking tiny midges on top. This is a pattern I need to borrow.
by Hankinsfly
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Brown Drake Nymph
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Brown Drake Nymph

Tied on a 2x long size 14.

Trip was great! Dry fly nirvana. Big drakes, browns, bamboo.
by Hankinsfly
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Leftover Grouse
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Leftover Grouse

88EC2C68-2AD3-4A39-9794-0ADDBE0BFC7B.jpeg F593776F-34D9-4AD7-B11C-C1EB64D858E3.jpeg Sounds rather unappealing, huh? Haha These spiders were tied from the hackle tips left from the Brown Drake Nymphs (see Nymph page). 2x heavy, short nymph hook. Watery Olive UTC 70. Split-thread bleached ginger poss...
by Hankinsfly
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Brown Drake Nymph
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Brown Drake Nymph

Made these up for summer trip. They worked! Had in mind a brown drake nymph. Not sure if that’s what the fish took it for. Used the longer, lower barbs of grouse feathers for the tail and legs, and saved the tips for spiders (stay tuned). Abdomen is some kind of hare’s ear + antron blend with a wink...
by Hankinsfly
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Badger Flymph
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Badger Flymph

Very nice tie, sir. I like the bit of shagginess in the dubbing.
by Hankinsfly
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & Moose
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Starling & Moose

Ronr- those look good. Have thought about some UV stuff but haven’t gotten around to it. Have used the UV stuff on some Copper Johns and Jujubaetis.
by Hankinsfly
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: The Violet Midge Spider.
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

I may have caught one fish ever on a starling purple (too lazy to buy snipe). Purple zebra midges, however, kill.
by Hankinsfly
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: The Violet Midge Spider.
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

Beautiful. Is that one turn of hackle?