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by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Tongariro Roll Cast
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

Re: Tongariro Roll Cast

tie2fish wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:24 am
For those of you who, like me, is/was not familiar with the "snake roll" cast ...




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by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Ash colored silk
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: Ash colored silk

I have a few spools of ash and each one is a slightly different, depending on the age, but it's unique enough to clearly be ash. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Wood vole
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Wood vole

It's nice to have a partner that understands your hobbies. :D
by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hackle Pliers
Replies: 12
Views: 1517

Re: Hackle Pliers

For the past 15 years I have been using almost exclusively the black, tear-drop shaped hackle pliers by J.Dorin. They used to come in a small and large, but in the past few years I've only seen them for sale in large. I've bought and still have half a dozen and I never want to be without them. They ...
by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Edmonds & Lee's March Brown - No 8b
Replies: 11
Views: 1532

Re: Edmonds & Lee's March Brown - No 8b

These are all just fantastic. That colored dubbing is beautiful, especially with the 8b thread. Such a nice combination. Lance ties a partridge flymph using a pink dubbing on waxed primrose or orange that gives a very similar effect. Of course I think I'm down to my last one.
by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hare's Ear & Cree
Replies: 9
Views: 1151

Re: Hare's Ear & Cree

joaniebo wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:26 am
Did these awhile back. Really liked the hackles.
That hackle is one of my favorites. I love the look of a more nuanced shift in tones and the thorax really looks amazing with the list if this hackle. That's a beautiful set.
by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Yellow Spiders
Replies: 27
Views: 2708

Re: Yellow Spiders

dj1212 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:33 am
Yes, thanks for writing more about the dye process. I have to try it. I like the idea of dyeing with natural materials. Thanks again.
Same here. I've dyed some white materials in a yellow RIT dye, but haven't tried the spice cabinet. These really came out nice.
by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: First post: Starling and Red
Replies: 13
Views: 1481

Re: First post: Starling and Red

Welcome, welcome. Glad to have you and I'm very excited to see these impeccable little red spiders. I have not doubt those do the trick in a lot of places, Sweet hook choice too.
by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rod length & action in spider fishing
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Re: Rod length & action in spider fishing

I don't have a lot to offer beyond what's been said already, but I'll add my personal preferences. I like a longer rod, 9'-10' and I like a medium action. It's actually just right down the middle. There are often times when I'm trying to nymph or present dries, and the 9' 4 wt works in almost every ...
by William Anderson
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Throstle Wing
Replies: 12
Views: 1448

Re: Throstle Wing

That is a beauty. French partridge does make one of the more springy looking hackles. This looks like a good one.