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by Old Hat
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Inspiration....from the web
Replies: 12
Views: 6344

Re: Inspiration....from the web

Recently I have been playing with ribbing using the vinyl type material, I don't know what it is exactly (the stuff they top czech nymphs with) in all sorts of colors with very good returns. Some of it incorporates a lot of different color shades and is translucent so that you can blend it with dubb...
by Old Hat
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: February Red
Replies: 3
Views: 1304

Re: February Red

Nice, Carl! What hook is that? Mark Thanks guys. Mark it's an old date Mustad 3121. I like the up eye for flymphs, and this is a pretty heavy wire hook, which I also like for flymphs. Might be a little overkill on spiders. Here is where I found them. I have found some great hooks here and the price...
by Old Hat
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: February Red
Replies: 3
Views: 1304

February Red

I know .... almost March but ....

Thread: Crimson Griffith's 14/0 waxed
Body: hare's mask mix predominantly yellow in split thread twist
Hackle: Med. dun hen

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by Old Hat
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Olive Quail
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Olive Quail

These quail have beautiful dun breast hackles with black tips. Not a lot of these feathers on a bird. It's a transition feather from the neck to colorful breast feather. Thread: grey Griffith's 14/0 Tail: Light blue dun Body: well waxed thread and muskrat Hackle: upper breast feather from a californ...
by Old Hat
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse Spider
Replies: 6
Views: 1948

Re: Grouse Spider

That transparent color is great. Really a beauty Andrew. I bet a little gold or silver tinsel under that waxed thread would really make it pop in clear water on a bright day.

Carl
by Old Hat
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Pattern Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 3060

Re: Pattern Suggestions

I was in line with Aaron, thinking a body of golden yellow with claret rib and partridge hackle. Of course an Iron Blue Dun would be a must. Maybe a claret body ribbed with purple and hackled with starling.
by Old Hat
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bi-colored Dubbing Brushes
Replies: 15
Views: 5691

Re: Bi-colored Dubbing Brushes

I try to keep Atherton's ideas on multiple color use in mind whenever I am coming up with a new pattern or mixing dubbing. I have a few flymphs and softies in my box inspired by Atherton's light and dark nymphs. I often use a two tone brush on my flymphs with a darker transition into the thorax area...
by Old Hat
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Harelug and Plover - SBS
Replies: 19
Views: 10952

Re: Harelug and Plover - SBS

Beautifully tied Roy and the tutuorial is a bonus. I just thought I would mention, only as an addition, that I believe Stewart, after winding the hackle with the thread back, tied off the hackle at that point and not at the head of the fly. Someone correct me if I am wrong. Many may know this but to...
by Old Hat
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: William's Favourite
Replies: 24
Views: 7055

Re: William's Favourite

I must have missed this one. Great fly Andrew. Add a very sparse red wool tag and you have a Reid's Assassin, one my favorites and my go to pattern on #18 for midges.
by Old Hat
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Glassjet's Glory! ;)
Replies: 9
Views: 2969

Re: Glassjet's Glory! ;)

Andrew, it looks wonderful. Great combination of colors that would, at least in my area, make a nice caddis imitation.