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by newriverspey
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Where have all the Soft Hackle Tiers gone?
Replies: 27
Views: 13315

Re: Where have all the Soft Hackle Tiers gone?

This is a very interesting post and I use to post on this forum regularly but life threw me a curve ball and I had to deal with that for a while. During that time, I have continued to fish and have always swung soft hackle/hackled flies and flymphs for trout and smallmouth bass. I started with a 10’...
by newriverspey
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pale Flymph
Replies: 10
Views: 4319

Re: Pale Flymph

William that is an excellent tie and thanks for sharing!
by newriverspey
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: One of my fav numfs ;)
Replies: 18
Views: 8677

Re: One of my fav numfs ;)

Damn Jeff! I am a veterinarian as well..............Shit fire! :)
by newriverspey
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: One of my fav numfs ;)
Replies: 18
Views: 8677

Re: One of my fav numfs ;)

Hey, now. I happen to live in the heart of Ginseng and Moonshine makers. :)
by newriverspey
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Your Most Productive flies in 2015
Replies: 41
Views: 17171

Re: Your Most Productive flies in 2015

I almost could not sleep last night. I would be remiss if I did post a very close second place fly. Same pattern as size as above but I use Yellow Veevus thread that is well waxed.
by newriverspey
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Your Most Productive flies in 2015
Replies: 41
Views: 17171

Re: Your Most Productive flies in 2015

This was a hard decision but my best fly last year was a #20 Purple and Partridge with a small amount of mole dubbing for the thorax. I mainly fished a tailwater river this year and this proved to be highly affective, especially fishing it in an upstream fashion.
by newriverspey
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Questionable Fly
Replies: 9
Views: 8172

Questionable Fly

Prior to all the snow coming our way, I decided to get a day of fishing in. I tied the usual lot of flies for where I fish: midges, bwo's, and pheasant tails and right before I finished I experimented by using a partridge feather on a bead head pheasant tail. I have to admit that I looked at the fly...
by newriverspey
Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: beaten up flies......
Replies: 9
Views: 5750

beaten up flies......

Just an observation that I noticed last week after unpacking from a trip and seeing what flies I needed to tie but it seemed that the flies that were chewed up and beaten up after catching a few fish seemed to worked better than a "fresh" new fly. Perhaps I over dressed the flies or it just goes to ...
by newriverspey
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Swinging soft hackles
Replies: 17
Views: 10003

Re: Swinging soft hackles

The switch rod that I used was made by Darrel at Skagit Spey Custom Rods. It really is a great set up for swinging flies in tight areas. Here is a video of the same rod being used by Ed Ward. You may have to copy and paste the following link to see it : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC_pzl_PKig Th...
by newriverspey
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Swinging soft hackles
Replies: 17
Views: 10003

Re: Swinging soft hackles

I did ok today. I was using a #24 purple and starling and a #20 purple and partridge as a trailing fly. The switch rod I am using is a 9' 4 wt with a 13 ft, 200 grain skagit line (OSP Commando head) and a 7 ft versi leader with a 6 ft leader of 6.5 X fluorocarbon. It is what Ed Ward calls a micro sp...