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by Old Hat
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Mearns and Pheasant
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Mearns and Pheasant

If you guys find a source for them, let me know. I haven't been able to find any. They are used for some salmon fly patterns and are hard to come by. I have seen some on Ebay but sold just as a couple feathers as opposed to a skin. These came from a friend who ties salmon flies and had sent me a sma...
by Old Hat
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Mearns and Mole
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: Mearns and Mole

Thanks gentlemen. Glassjet, actually the fibers are wonderful soft hackle, not stiff at all, it is just the individual hackle fibers like to twist around and go everywhere. Not a concern for fishing, just hard to tame for me. I like them to flow back a bit for my enjoyment is all. I think I have som...
by Old Hat
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Mearns and Mole
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: Mearns and Mole

Thanks Doug for the gracious reply. The 3121 is an older hook that I came upon in my searches for limerick hooks. I am a fan of the limerick bend for no other reason than the looks. This model, unlike the 94842, is a heavy hook not a dry. The barb has a classic look and you're right is rather large....
by Old Hat
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Red Hackle V.
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Red Hackle V.

One of my favorite wet fly patterns tweaked just a bit.

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Hook: Ken Sawada Old Limerick Wet #12
Thread: Griffith's 14/0 Cranberry
Ribbing: Fine gold braid
Body: Peacock herl dyed red
Hackle: genetic hen furnace
by Old Hat
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Mearns and Pheasant
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Mearns and Pheasant

Another one with the Mearns quail hackle. This particular feather is closer to the breast of the bird and the feather was half spotted and half red. http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/OldHat_photos/MearnsandPheasant.jpg Hook: Ken Sawada Old Limerick Wet #12 Thread: Griffith's 14/0 Cranberry Bo...
by Old Hat
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Mearns and Mole
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Mearns and Mole

Given some Mearns Quail feathers by a friend a while ago and am now just getting at it. It is a wiley feather and hard to tame. http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/OldHat_photos/MearnsandMole.jpg Hook: Mustad 3121 #12 Thread: Griffith's 14/0 Grey Body: Mole dubbing dyed blue dun Hackle: Mearns ...
by Old Hat
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Orange & Partridge (1800's) - Dark Watchet Follow up
Replies: 24
Views: 8252

Re: Orange & Partridge (1800's) - Dark Watchet Follow up

I'm curious as to the leader being attached to the top of the hook shank. Standard for the era? Or just tyer's preference?
by Old Hat
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Dark Watchet
Replies: 13
Views: 3217

Re: Dark Watchet

Welcome...nice looking fly hatch! Thanks for contributing.
by Old Hat
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Revamped my site
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

Re: Revamped my site

2 thumbs up Jim! Great upgrade job. Very nicely displayed with a lot options for viewing the items. I like it.
by Old Hat
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Picric and Purple (Various Styles)
Replies: 10
Views: 2203

Re: Picric and Purple (Various Styles)

I like them all. The Glanrhos Style is 8-)

Great color scheme.