Irish Infused.

Moderators: William Anderson, letumgo

BrkTrt
Posts: 32
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:52 pm

Re: Irish Infused.

Post by BrkTrt » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:53 pm

zen leecher wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:24 am
I look at those flies and wonder if they spin the leader up when casting. About 5 years ago when I was buying a fair amount of the very long dry fly saddle hackle I was tying up some bivisibles as my dad fished those before I absconded with his gear. Anyways the long stiff hackle made me think that "anything worth doing is worth doing to excess". I over wound the hackle and put about 3 times as much on. Boy that fly bounced on what ever it landed on. Unfortunately it twisted real bad when casting and really wound the leader up.
I have not experienced "twisting" The hackle is not stiff at all.
BrkTrt
Posts: 32
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:52 pm

Re: Irish Infused.

Post by BrkTrt » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:01 pm

DOUGSDEN wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Alan,
These Irish Mays are drop dead gorgeous! The words Mega-Flymph" comes to mind. I can just imagine the amount of air or bubbles these hackle fibers will trap. Trout will not be able to refuse them! Brook trout in particular!
Please don't forget to post the results you get with these beauties on the larger members of the stream!
Doug
Doug, today.
DSCN0313.JPG
DSCN0313.JPG (197.63 KiB) Viewed 233 times
DSCN0314.JPG
DSCN0314.JPG (299.07 KiB) Viewed 233 times
daringduffer
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:11 am

Re: Irish Infused.

Post by daringduffer » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:19 pm

Wonderful flies and fishing!

My late friend hated his Metz hackles 'cause they made his standard flies twist his tippet. I told him to go back to his usual hackle but he couldn't do it since he had paid so much for 'better' hackle.

dd
DOUGSDEN
Posts: 1671
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:57 pm
Location: Sardis, Ohio

Re: Irish Infused.

Post by DOUGSDEN » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:21 pm

Alan,
This is awesome! I am glad you had the chance to get out and "experiment"! Beautiful Brookies responding to ultra beautiful flies! Ah, Ireland!
Your tying is incredible Alan!
Dougsden
Fish when you can, not when you should! Anything short of this is just a disaster.
daringduffer
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:11 am

Re: Irish Infused.

Post by daringduffer » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:28 am

I agree with Dougsden - your tying is acceptable Alan :shock: :roll: ;) .

dd
Post Reply