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by Old Hat
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Nothing to write home about
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Nothing to write home about

Excellent. Love the hint of red.
by Old Hat
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Vixen and Hare Flymph
Replies: 5
Views: 33

Vixen and Hare Flymph

Played around with some dubbing blends today. This one I really liked. Stained vixen fox underfur and hare's cheek 2:1. Has that tups-like look to it. Tied it with primrose silk and grizzly dyed dun.
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by Old Hat
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Wolverine Avenger
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Wolverine Avenger

Nice looking hair hackle Bill. Boy, do I miss River City Fly Shop. You could walk in there and find anything. If it wasn't on the wall you just had to ask and then they would disappear through that hidden back door and 15 minutes later BOOM! 10x more than you would ever need of whatever it was you w...
by Old Hat
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Tups wingless wet
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Tups wingless wet

Looks great on this end. Love the colors.
by Old Hat
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: YLI 6b Alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: YLI 6b Alternative

Unfortunately, the YLI does not have a close substitute for the 6B. If you want to stick with the YLI, I would go with a lighter shade of orange and put some dark cobbler's wax on it. Close enough.
by Old Hat
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Gray Grizzly Flymph
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Gray Grizzly Flymph

Here is a Pete Hidy pattern I got from Lance a while back. This pattern is just perfect in the hand for a lot of bugs.

Ash silk
Grizzly hackle and tail
Body called for muskrat dubbing tips which I assumed was guard hairs?
Silver rib
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by Old Hat
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle
Replies: 14
Views: 291

Re: Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle

Welcome GinkyLady! Glad you finally decided to join in the conversation. I sure hope we see more from your vise. You are learning from one of the best.

Excellent pattern. Myself as well as the fish are suckers for bright green, add the pheasant tail and I can sure see why it works so well.
by Old Hat
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: May fly Honey Dun a V.S. Hidy pattern.
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: May fly Honey Dun a V.S. Hidy pattern.

I love these Hidy patterns, but keep thinking they need to be fine tuned to the bugs I see on the stream. What bug do we think is this pattern aimed at imitating, or perhaps better said, evoking? I use to have the same thoughts. For the longest time I fine tuned my patterns to every species of bug ...
by Old Hat
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbings & Hackles, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 1060

Re: Dubbings & Hackles, etc.

Last picture explains Dave's large inventory of "Bargain Bin" skins perfectly. :lol:
by Old Hat
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Begun the drowned grasshopper fly wars have
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Begun the drowned grasshopper fly wars have

Excellent wet hopper 4-8, and Ray - one of my favorites of your patterns.

I use two hopper patterns. One is simple a soft hackle with knotted pheasant tail legs out from behind the hackle and the other is this Dyret Hopper variation.
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