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by NJpatbee
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: The Color Orange
Replies: 61
Views: 15844

The Color Orange

I have been tying and fishing several patterns that rely on the color orange and have had some good success. A good example are some of my Sulphur patterns, both dun and spinner, which appear to be a good match for some of the orange tinted sulphurs that I sometimes run across. What I have cannot re...
by NJpatbee
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: question: Top 5 flies
Replies: 31
Views: 9141

Re: question: Top 5 flies

Tups Indispensible
Pheasant Tail

I put a thorax on most of my soft hackles if the pattern doesn't already call for one.
by NJpatbee
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Journals
Replies: 15
Views: 6709

Re: Journals

I kept a journal for one season shortly after graduating from college. As a newlywed with no children I was free and easy, but at some point my spouse started to question the amount of time I spent fly fishing as opposed to other more domestic duties. I lived (and still do) within close range to som...
by NJpatbee
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Hardy Featherweight reel
Replies: 11
Views: 3963

Re: Hardy Featherweight reel

I have a couple of Hardy's that I bought new from the same period and the finish on the spools looks very similar to the picture that you posted. These reels are very low maintenance and just require an occasional cleaning and a touch or wipe of lubricant where the metals could wear or provide smoot...
by NJpatbee
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fishing?
Replies: 18
Views: 4093


I am relatively new to this site and I am surprised about the lack of posts regarding the new trout season. For what it is worth I will give my report on the past weekend: Water temperature 48F on a small wild trout stream in NJ as I began the afternoon fishing. Things were slow but I managed a heal...
by NJpatbee
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: vise
Replies: 17
Views: 4826

Re: vise

I use the HMH Spartan with midge jaws and have no problem with sizes 20-26 (other than my eyes!). One word of caution with the HMH is that I received a base which required an allen wrench to tighten the vise in the base which I did not like at all. Fortunately being a pack rat I had several other ba...
by NJpatbee
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Universal Appeal...
Replies: 19
Views: 4620

Re: Universal Appeal...

Although he wrote his book mostly in reference to dry flies, Len Wright's "Fishing the Dry Fly as a Living Insect" makes a simple point that applies to all artificial flies and trout fishing in general: Trout are exposed to a lot of "stuff" in the stream's current and in their own simple way have a ...
by NJpatbee
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: French Partridge Tenkara Style
Replies: 12
Views: 1943

Re: French Partridge Tenkara Style

Where did you get the peacock herl? Great variation.
by NJpatbee
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Sparse Dressing on large hooks discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 14783

Re: Sparse Dressing on large hooks discussion

I tend to tie my soft-hackles in a more traditional proportion because I see no advantage in "short-tying" since I ususally do not go below size 18. The problem I have is gently and quickly releasing a trout on an exceptionall small hook (<22), so when I tie spinners for a hatch like the Tricos or r...
by NJpatbee
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Anyone Home?
Replies: 15
Views: 4220

Re: Anyone Home?

Thanks for the welcome! I have a lot of catching up to do on all the past threads.