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by daringduffer
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Let us talk wings...
Replies: 4
Views: 1976

Re: Let us talk wings...

Quite right Mike, not the concept but the idea that it is wingless. But "wingless wets" is a name I am fond of, and I believe most people understand what it means. I was just teasing somewhat and furthermore wanted to highlight what the fish ought to see in the hackle. I have a friend who is a funda...
by daringduffer
Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Let us talk wings...
Replies: 4
Views: 1976

Re: Let us talk wings...

Hans, If the hook point is below the shank, I think the hackle above the shank is "the upper portion". Just as you already knew. Some authors of old books spoke of the hackle "correctly set", meaning the hackle manipulated to be up and down but not umbrella style, representing wings and legs. Just l...
by daringduffer
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Let us talk wings...
Replies: 4
Views: 1976

Let us talk wings...

I sincerely hope that I am not annoying Mark now. I want to question the concept of wingless wets. To me, a wingless wet would only have a beard hackle, since I regard the upper portion of the hackle to be (represent) the wing.

What is your take on this semantic issue?

dd
by daringduffer
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: New Fiberglass Rod (I just finished it)
Replies: 21
Views: 7562

Re: New Fiberglass Rod (I just finished it)

Ray,

May the fishing gods be with you with your new POP rod. Well done! Looking forward to enthusiastic reports on how well it casts...

dd
by daringduffer
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Let us talk about heads some...
Replies: 23
Views: 8864

Re: Let us talk about heads some...

william,

I have often been amazed and envious when I have had the opportunity to see your progress in fly tying. william - the progressive fly tyer!!!!!!!!!

dd
by daringduffer
Sat May 30, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Link to spiders, sort of...
Replies: 3
Views: 1491

Re: Link to spiders, sort of...

This gentleman seems to be a flydresser highly above average. When my eye adjusts to his hook of choice, his skill is all I see. I recommend you to look at his other flies too....there are plenty. dd http://ukflydressing.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=tg&action=display&thread=3746 (Forgot to post the...
by daringduffer
Thu May 28, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Link to spiders, sort of...
Replies: 3
Views: 1491

Link to spiders, sort of...

http://ukflydressing.proboards.com/inde ... hread=3734
Different ways to swing a cat is not adequate but maybe different when it is swung (?)

dd
by daringduffer
Fri May 22, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Interesting technique.
Replies: 7
Views: 4180

Re: Interesting technique.

Being a purist - except on sundays - it was difficult for me to use antron. Somehow I managed, and even incorporated a black bead as thorax on my turmeric sheep (which I balanced with a forward-sloping starling hackle), but am now turning natural again. I want to further explore the possibilities wi...
by daringduffer
Wed May 20, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Interesting technique.
Replies: 7
Views: 4180

Interesting technique.

I happened upon this, and found it interesting: http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/sharks-caddis-larva/ I will try using dubbed thread instead of antron yarn to see the difference, although the antron versions came out really well. I tied one with my turmeric yellow long staple sheepwool as substit...
by daringduffer
Fri May 15, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pattern looking for a name - your chance to chip in...
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: Pattern looking for a name - your chance to chip in...

If it had not been friday, I would have suggested "Saturday Night Fever".

dd