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by Old Hat
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Fuzzle Flymph
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Fuzzle Flymph

When I was in Bozeman area I came across an extra small crystal chenille by UTC that was sold on spools. Karsten (fly fisha) introduced me to fuzzle flies years ago and I have found them very productive especially the Fuzzle Tadpole and Fuzzle Bugger as well as my version of a Fuzzle Minnow. When I ...
by Old Hat
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Stripping barbules from a partridge feather
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Stripping barbules from a partridge feather

Use the force.

Seriously though, grab the top of the stem and feather in one hand, the barbs in the other, and peel the stem away from the barbs (as opposed to pulling the barbs from the stem). Often, just that change in physics can make a difference.
by Old Hat
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: John Barr's Graphic Caddis, size 16
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: John Barr's Graphic Caddis, size 16

Nice design. I like it.
by Old Hat
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A wet fly bound to raise some hackles ;)
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: A wet fly bound to raise some hackles ;)

These are just simply beautiful Karsten. Really wonderful tying and renditions of this style. The color choice is perfect. Here is a great hackle chart I found quite a few years ago that may help some people out on the Tenkara flies.
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by Old Hat
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Useing wool for dubbing
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Useing wool for dubbing

You can really do it anyway you like. I use separated yarn and tie it in like chenille. I’ve used felted yarn and you can start twisting cords of it off and tie those directly onto the hook and wrap or you can make dubbing. If I make dubbing I try to tear the wool into about 1/2 inch pieces, not cut...
by Old Hat
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Stonefly Creeper
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: Stonefly Creeper

Very classy ties. Love that color combination.
by Old Hat
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: UV2 Dun
Replies: 16
Views: 726

Re: UV2 Dun

Makes a nice cousin to the Iron Blue Dun. I like it.
by Old Hat
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: JUPITER WET FLY
Replies: 18
Views: 950

Re: JUPITER WINGLESS WET FLY

Ken sent me the photos to reduce and post. Here they are.
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by Old Hat
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying Wingless Wets
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Tying Wingless Wets

Welcome Dean. Without being too specific, most soft hackles use 2 different categories of hackle...Gamebird hackle (grouse, partridge, dove, pheasant, quail etc.) and hackle from chicken hens which is softer than the hackle from most roosters. Just about any of either works great. I do tie my Stillw...