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by Old Hat
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Rena Caddis
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Rena Caddis

I don't have one Ron. It is pretty straight forward. Tie in the hair on top of the hook. Helps to not trim the head until the very last step in order to lift it and tie off underneath. Tie in the hackle at tail. Dub forward to the where the legs are to be. Keep dubbing bulky. Tie in the legs. Contin...
by Old Hat
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Rena Caddis
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Rena Caddis

Glad you are going to try it Paul. It's such an easy hopper pattern. The hardest part is knotting the pheasant tail for legs. But a tier could use whatever makes it easier for the legs. I tie knot the pheasant tail in pairs. I can use one pair on either side for smaller flies. Or if I need larger le...
by Old Hat
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Irresistible Wet
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: The Irresistible Wet

Black is a great idea!.

This is on a #14 hook. I can see where that would be deceiving.
by Old Hat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Irresistible Wet
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: The Irresistible Wet

Thanks Bill. Caddis was the intention. Hopper...maybe I could split the tail end hairs.
by Old Hat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Rena Caddis
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Rena Caddis

Yeah that's the original design I was looking at. Its very nice...for a dry fly. :D Joking aside, it really is a very attractive design to me. I am also a big fan of the Dyret. I used to tie them at the shows years ago before the pattern was as well-known in the states as it is today. In fact, I hav...
by Old Hat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Mearn's Quail
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Mearn's Quail

Yeah, they don't come up too often in good shape. Usually shot to $#&!

I found this as a set on Ebay. I am an occasional bird hunter but these are more of a southwest species.
by Old Hat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Rena Caddis
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Rena Caddis

Came across this pattern recently. New to me. Often called the Rena caddis. Swedish river? It's a dry fly and the original uses hackle not hare. I was really drawn to the ease of tying and generalist look of the pattern. Original has a dubbed body, Antron type material for the wing and hackle tied p...
by Old Hat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Irresistible Wet
Replies: 6
Views: 207

The Irresistible Wet

An experiment yet to be tested although I suspect a decent pattern in the film or just under of slightly faster water. Deer hair and English hare for the hackle.
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by Old Hat
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Mearn's Quail
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Mearn's Quail

Recently acquired a cock and hen Mearn's quail skins. A couple of my favorites.
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Useful cock feathers
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Useful hen feather
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Uses the speckled hen feather
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by Old Hat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 15
Views: 725

Re: Fly Tying Tools

That's a good one for sure. Many years ago I took Darrell Martin's day long Antique Angler class at the FFI conclave. He covered most of what was in the book including a lot of hands on projects from the book.