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by Hankinsfly
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: First post: Starling and Red
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: First post: Starling and Red

Hankinsfly, Howdy; Welcome to the forum, Beautiful set of flies you've presented to us. Hope you don't get bored with us and run off. Looking forward to your thoughts and questions. hank Thank you. I don’t see that happening honestly. My tying is probably 75% wet flies and my fishing is probably ab...
by Hankinsfly
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: First post: Starling and Red
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: First post: Starling and Red

Thanks, theroe and William Anderson. The hooks are a Daiichi model.
by Hankinsfly
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rod length & action in spider fishing
Replies: 15
Views: 3069

Re: Rod length & action in spider fishing

I've got to admit, I fish whatever rod I feel like on a given day (or is most suitable for whatever stream I'm fishing) rather than tailoring it to spiders. Even though most of my fishing is in fact with soft hackle wets, I'll often fish dries or streamers on the same day, so I don't want to get to...
by Hankinsfly
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rod length & action in spider fishing
Replies: 15
Views: 3069

Rod length & action in spider fishing

Morning, all. My mind has not left spider-land since last night. Watching the video posted on dead-drifting spiders has magnified it. In that video, the fisherman uses a 10’ rod. Anyone care to share your rod choices for spider fishing? Do you prefer a short 7.5 - 8’ rod, bamboo perhaps? Or do you f...
by Hankinsfly
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Spider fishing video.
Replies: 16
Views: 4022

Re: Spider fishing video.

Ron, it was my pleasure. He always seems so relaxed when fishing, far from the competitive world of noise and selfpromoting. dd Your statement resonates with me. Noise and self-promotion. I found the video excellent in that, aside from the fishing, there was no trendy music or hype. This was as rel...
by Hankinsfly
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: First post: Starling and Red
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: First post: Starling and Red

Thank you, tie2fish.
by Hankinsfly
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: First post: Starling and Red
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

First post: Starling and Red

Hello, all. This is my first post on your forum. I really have enjoyed skimming the archives here. I love tying and fishing wet flies, namely soft hackles (North Country Spiders). Here is one that has been very effective on cloudy winter days for me on the White in Arkansas. Particularly, in the Sta...