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by Old Hat
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenrings method revisited
Replies: 12
Views: 7821

Re: Leisenrings method revisited

To be honest, I see the knee and block methods as a neat part of history and an enjoyable endeavor to take part in that era. However, for practical purposes, I almost always employ the dubbing loop off the hook for larger flies and the split thread method for smaller flies. There is a tool Mitch's B...
by Old Hat
Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Orange & Partridge (1800's) - Dark Watchet Follow up
Replies: 24
Views: 10155

Re: Orange & Partridge (1800's) - Dark Watchet Follow up

Thanks Roy for the follow up and insight.
by Old Hat
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Waterhen Bloa
Replies: 8
Views: 2818

Re: Waterhen Bloa

V1.1 - that is the ticket. Beautifully tied.
by Old Hat
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Mearns and Pheasant
Replies: 4
Views: 1658

Re: Mearns and Pheasant

If you guys find a source for them, let me know. I haven't been able to find any. They are used for some salmon fly patterns and are hard to come by. I have seen some on Ebay but sold just as a couple feathers as opposed to a skin. These came from a friend who ties salmon flies and had sent me a sma...
by Old Hat
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Mearns and Mole
Replies: 9
Views: 2949

Re: Mearns and Mole

Thanks gentlemen. Glassjet, actually the fibers are wonderful soft hackle, not stiff at all, it is just the individual hackle fibers like to twist around and go everywhere. Not a concern for fishing, just hard to tame for me. I like them to flow back a bit for my enjoyment is all. I think I have som...
by Old Hat
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Mearns and Mole
Replies: 9
Views: 2949

Re: Mearns and Mole

Thanks Doug for the gracious reply. The 3121 is an older hook that I came upon in my searches for limerick hooks. I am a fan of the limerick bend for no other reason than the looks. This model, unlike the 94842, is a heavy hook not a dry. The barb has a classic look and you're right is rather large....
by Old Hat
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Red Hackle V.
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

Red Hackle V.

One of my favorite wet fly patterns tweaked just a bit.

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Hook: Ken Sawada Old Limerick Wet #12
Thread: Griffith's 14/0 Cranberry
Ribbing: Fine gold braid
Body: Peacock herl dyed red
Hackle: genetic hen furnace
by Old Hat
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Mearns and Pheasant
Replies: 4
Views: 1658

Mearns and Pheasant

Another one with the Mearns quail hackle. This particular feather is closer to the breast of the bird and the feather was half spotted and half red. http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/OldHat_photos/MearnsandPheasant.jpg Hook: Ken Sawada Old Limerick Wet #12 Thread: Griffith's 14/0 Cranberry Bo...
by Old Hat
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Mearns and Mole
Replies: 9
Views: 2949

Mearns and Mole

Given some Mearns Quail feathers by a friend a while ago and am now just getting at it. It is a wiley feather and hard to tame. http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/OldHat_photos/MearnsandMole.jpg Hook: Mustad 3121 #12 Thread: Griffith's 14/0 Grey Body: Mole dubbing dyed blue dun Hackle: Mearns ...
by Old Hat
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Orange & Partridge (1800's) - Dark Watchet Follow up
Replies: 24
Views: 10155

Re: Orange & Partridge (1800's) - Dark Watchet Follow up

I'm curious as to the leader being attached to the top of the hook shank. Standard for the era? Or just tyer's preference?