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by William Anderson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber
Replies: 71
Views: 29466

Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

Thanks, Phil. I always liked MG013. She is quite special. :D
by William Anderson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber
Replies: 71
Views: 29466

Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

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by William Anderson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber
Replies: 71
Views: 29466

Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

I haven't made many blocks in the past couple years and I'm out of finished blocks besides a couple that I owe people. I am working on them. I just found a couple pics I took when I was doing more of the exotic woods and thought I would share them. The blocks are essentially an expression of the Ame...
by William Anderson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Doug Does Dubbing
Replies: 29
Views: 3145

Re: Doug Does Dubbing

That’s quite the score, Doug. Nicely prepped. Now to see what you do with it. :)
by William Anderson
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson soft hackle
Replies: 30
Views: 3957

Re: Hendrickson soft hackle

John, your Hendrickson soft-hackles are gorgeous. I really like the dubbing silk combo. I have always loved tying flies that match Hendricksons and it's one of my favorite hatches. I've only caught the hatch on Central Pa streams and haven't seen the flies emerge in the Catskills when I was there. F...
by William Anderson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indespensible nymph
Replies: 12
Views: 1942

Re: Tups Indespensible nymph

Carl's correct that the rear is buttonhole twist, which is a size D silk, ... " [quote} Tups Flymph.jpg Bill, this is a quintessential tie for me. It's impeccably constructed and clearly reads more like a sulphur dun than a nymph pattern. Since I fish this pattern during a sulphur hatch I like the ...
by William Anderson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indespensible nymph
Replies: 12
Views: 1942

Re: Tups Indespensible nymph

P_20181231_093031.jpg Thank you every one for your critiques and observations. William your observation that the tails in Leisenrings book were Hackle tips is correct. I completely missed that when tying the fly the first time. The blend of seals fur is as it is described in the book.For the body I...
by William Anderson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indespensible nymph
Replies: 12
Views: 1942

Re: Tups Indespensible nymph

Tom, I'd fish these Tups just the way you've tied them. Carl's correct that the rear is buttonhole twist, which is a size D silk, like the Half Stone pattern, and the thorax is this orange shade, which is spot on for my preference. Kudos on this seal blend. In Leisenring the tails are two very small...
by William Anderson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 75
Views: 11709

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

There is so much going on in this thread and almost all of it is awesome. I have a couple points of contention however. First, the obnoxious clacking of a Hardy reel is just noise pollution for everyone else on the stream, like loud motorcycles in a neighborhood, or cigarettes in a restaurant. And t...
by William Anderson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hooks used on Leisenring & Hidy Dressings
Replies: 14
Views: 2042

Re: Hooks used on Leisenring & Hidy Dressings

There's a lot of good information here so I'll just add my own experience with both Leisenring and Hidy flies. Lance has be very generous sharing pics and sometimes access to hundreds of flies from each of these gents, as part of his research and efforts at confirm attributes for both. It should be ...