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by William Anderson
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fishing Deep
Replies: 12
Views: 4168

Re: Fishing Deep

Sometimes you just have to get the flies down to the fish. This is a very nice post.

I'm a believer.

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by William Anderson
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hot Temper
Replies: 9
Views: 4200

Re: Hot Temper

That's getting closer. Its hard to get any sweeter than something called a buttercup.

beautiful technique anyway.

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by William Anderson
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hot Temper
Replies: 9
Views: 4200

Re: Hot Temper

Hans, this technique/pattern/method, just rings very true for me. the rib, the dub, the hackle. its an assembly that I will very happily adopt, if in my limited way. fantastic assembly. For me though, the method would be just as well suited in a more calming color combination. Maybe a more Mild Mann...
by William Anderson
Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: CQ White Spider
Replies: 9
Views: 3756

Re: CQ White Spider

Hans,

These are great. When the dust starts to settle around my place I'll be on the hunt for a CQ and a Greenfinch.
Thanks for exposing us to such variety in materials. It's been a real treat.

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by William Anderson
Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Some spiders from last weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 3057

Re: Some spiders from last weeks

Those are some great looking spiders. I wish I had tied them, but in case anyone is wondering if they were mine, I can't take credit. I wish I could. And nice box too. That is a nice variety. I hope you get to wet those soon.

William Anderson.

:D
by William Anderson
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Greenfinch pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 2383

Re: Greenfinch pictures

Thanks Hans, that is an especially good looking skin. I was really impressed by the way the light played through the hackle fibers on the fly you tied. This is a good looking bird. I know there are a lot of flies that are not designed on any entomological bases, and it certainly never stopped a trou...
by William Anderson
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: CQ White Spider
Replies: 9
Views: 3756

Re: CQ White Spider

I'm sure I haven't seen that hackle used quite like that, and I think I've seen some others post using a California Quail feather. Maybe its the body that makes that hackle so striking, but that is a dazzling little fly. Very interesting.

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by William Anderson
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Greenfinch & Green
Replies: 18
Views: 5843

Re: Greenfinch & Green

Wow, that's a naturally occuring colored hackle? that is really great. I dont think I've ever seen a Greenfinch feather used. Nicely done.

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by William Anderson
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Red Spike
Replies: 5
Views: 2374

Re: Red Spike

Hey Hans, all the patterns have clearly expanded everyone's thinking about what soft-hackled flies can be. Its hard to believe the variety that we've seen. I have a question about this pattern. I liked some of the early patterns using the popper hackles and this one is nicely put together as well. B...
by William Anderson
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Sylvester Nemes on Bead Heads...
Replies: 15
Views: 6134

Re: Sylvester Nemes on Bead Heads...

beads.... :roll: I just hate casting them. I wouldn't knock em though. In a slump, you just do what you gotta do sometimes, hit bottom. It takes all the fun out of casting though.