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by Johnno
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Sylvester Nemes on Bead Heads...
Replies: 15
Views: 6410

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: 5860

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: 13184

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: 13184

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: 3003

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.
by Johnno
Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Cuckoo and Green
Replies: 3
Views: 2045

Re: Cuckoo and Green The green hackle this time.

And this is an example of the metallic olive green back feather. Again apologies as the pic does not do the hackle colour justice but again it really is a striking colour. Can't wait to give them a swim....


Yellow Cuckoo:

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by Johnno
Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Cuckoo and Green
Replies: 3
Views: 2045

Cuckoo and Green

A skin from a New Zealand Native shining cuckoo found by an acquaintance dead on a local beach when out walking his dog has given me some great little soft hackled feathers. From a lovely metallic olive green back and covert feathers to white and dark green stripped throat feathers. The following fl...
by Johnno
Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A small soft hackled green caddis
Replies: 6
Views: 3003

A small soft hackled green caddis

Simple but seems effective enough. I would imagine most would have a similar pattern. This is mine. Hook: TMC2499SP BL #16 Thread" Unithread 8/0 green Hackle: French Partridge neck Tag: Gold Holographic flat Rib: Gold or dark green wire Body: Green dyed hare's fur mixed with regular and a pinch or t...