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by redietz
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A wet fly bound to raise some hackles ;)
Replies: 13
Views: 744

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

It seems it already has raised hackles!

That ought to fish.
by redietz
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Useing wool for dubbing
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Useing wool for dubbing

For larger bodied flies. it works well in a dubbing loop. Trim to shape like you would deer hair.

For example: https://www.flytierspage.com/eshenk/she ... minnow.htm
by redietz
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rio "Slinky Indicator"
Replies: 26
Views: 1173

Re: Rio "Slinky Indicator"

I’ve seen YouTube videos which describe Euro style nymphing as “lob” casting. I thought this forum was about traditional style flymph fly fishing. Sure, it’s ok in my book to digress into all soft hackles or even a beaded nymph or two, but defiantly not “lob” casting which require a two weight rod ...
by redietz
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rio "Slinky Indicator"
Replies: 26
Views: 1173

Re: Rio "Slinky Indicator"

With 20ft leaders and no fly line out the rod tip how can this be called fly fishing? Ted Fay and his Bomber Fly’s of the seventies used this method and back then it was called “high sticking “. A lot of fly fishermen back then also dismissed it as “not fly fishing”. Dynamite also catches lots of f...
by redietz
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Stonefly Creeper
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Stonefly Creeper

Nice looking fly. Do you weight it?
by redietz
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: emergers
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: emergers

zen leecher wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:15 am
good idea about the ants. I've seen that before long ago. Ants sink slightly (are never to emerge again) and will be taken just below the surface.
I saw it just last week. I took a dozen browns on a sunken ant on a day when nobody else I talked to seemed to be catching anything.
by redietz
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: emergers
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: emergers

I'm surprised that no body mentioned the possibility of terrestrials. At this time of year, a wet ant is always something to consider. (Or a dry ant for that matter.)

And I daresay, almost all other wet flies represent emergers. Just don't fish them too deep.
by redietz
Tue May 14, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 25
Views: 2179

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

The ones I use:

Iron blue dun
Light blue dun
Cream
Furnace
Ginger
Brown (aka Red)

I don't think I've ever used hen grizzly except as wings on an Adams dry. If I want grey barred hackle, there are plenty on a Hun skin.
by redietz
Sun May 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Remembering Mark L.
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Remembering Mark L.

Thanks, REE. Many of us miss Mark tremendously.
by redietz
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Presentation Methods
Replies: 12
Views: 1174

Re: Presentation Methods

When actively swinging the fly is moving pretty good and I think the tension pulls the fly out. When swinging I keep a small loop in my line or just some slack behind my reel hand and when I get a strike, I don't set, but just let the slack or loop go. I think this lets the fish take the fly in for...