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by Johnno
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: A reasonable fish on a soft hackle...
Replies: 15
Views: 4245

Re: A reasonable fish on a soft hackle...

No Mike that is definately a "straight" brown. I have never really thought of the Motueka browns being an unusual colouration. They have swum in these waters and the tribs for some 140 odd years so over that time they may have slowly taken on this look. Its a free stone river with some bed rock as a...
by Johnno
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: A reasonable fish on a soft hackle...
Replies: 15
Views: 4245

Re: A reasonable fish on a soft hackle...

It's a Brown RnF, all there are in this system, in fact there are only very a few rivers in the top of the South Island with 'bows. (Dare I say it; I sometimes get sick of browns and hanker for a few dumb rainbows now and again...) REE, The fly was a purple thread, touch dubbed with mole fur and a s...
by Johnno
Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: A reasonable fish on a soft hackle...
Replies: 15
Views: 4245

A reasonable fish on a soft hackle...

A reasonable fish of around 2 3/4 lbs - just over 18 inches that fell to a Spur Winged Plover soft hackle today. http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd68/matuku/a0d4dc24.jpg http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd68/matuku/14af3b71.jpg There was a brief hatch of around 15 minutes and she gave a very go...
by Johnno
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tups Mix...
Replies: 16
Views: 5940

Re: Tups Mix...

Heh! I have crutched a fair few sheep in my time and I can assure you that a big strong and grumpy ram can be a handful. :shock:
by Johnno
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tups Mix...
Replies: 16
Views: 5940

Tups Mix...

Anyone know where I can source some (what now passes for the) original Tups mix? I have some old Sue Burgess Tups mix which although I can't testify as to how accurate the mix is, seems pretty good but have only enough now for about a couple of dozen flies. If I can't find any, I guess I'll have to ...
by Johnno
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Sylvester Nemes on Bead Heads...
Replies: 15
Views: 5742

Re: Sylvester Nemes on Bead Heads...

No weight for me either other than the hook or rib on SHs, however I have been known to place a bead on the tippet so it slides down and sits on the eye - just for the time it was required.... :oops: Not trying to hijack, but interesting the comment he prefers to tie in the hackle by the tip. I reca...
by Johnno
Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Which would you like in a swap?
Replies: 13
Views: 5128

Re: Which would you like in a swap?

Either would be fine by me. Both would work equally well.
by Johnno
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Which hackle collar slant do you aim for in your tying?
Replies: 29
Views: 11840

Re: Which hackle collar slant do you aim for in your tying?

It is mostly a matter of personal preference, the look & feel the tier prefers

We are in agreement!! The Confidence factor....

I have been far too busy and have not been fishing for some 4 weeks. Maybe next week....

Cheers.
by Johnno
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Which hackle collar slant do you aim for in your tying?
Replies: 29
Views: 11840

Re: Which hackle collar slant do you aim for in your tying?

Not trying to be offensive or anything, but to be brutally honest and maybe it's just a pragmatic Kiwi view but really to my mind, it does not matter one iota what angle the hackle is on. We are talking about fooling a creature with a brain the size of a pea. (OK maybe a brain the size of a crabappl...
by Johnno
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A small soft hackled green caddis
Replies: 6
Views: 2654

Re: A small soft hackled green caddis

I have not seen the Wapsi dubbings down here - don't even know if they are available, but I'll keep an eye out.