Ditto what Charlaine said.
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Ditto what Charlaine said.
I got the Christmas boxes as well. Good synthetic dubbing.
I like your style Scott.
I can sell you a steamer very cheap.
He also pushes hard against the wraps with his finger nail. If you notice, he also maintains perfect tension on the thread at all times. That will do more for your fly durability than how you want to...
In the end, we pick and choose what we want. I prefer to use only three turns going from bend to eye. Hans Weilenmann described why going towards the eye was best on another forum, and convinced me...
Wrap towards the eye. Watch where Hans places the wraps.
I like what you did with the split thread. Opens up a lot of possibilities for other patterns. Good job
Great looking fly, but the fluff in a split thread.... GENIUS!
DG, LeRoy at Pleasure Park use to push the flies he was stuck with, not what was working. I figured most fly shops did the same.
I threw my couple of spools away. For me, the Veevus was better, and easier to secure. I also like Bennechi, and Griffin Sheer.
I like your technique of tying in your hen feather first. I do the same.
If Fluoro is a scam then I have been a sucker for quite a few years. It may be like chicken soup. Doesn't do as much as you think it does, but does not hurt anything either. Except the pocket book.
20" x 4" patch of Blue Wildebeest? With some mane attached.
I have 3 boxes of Mustad 37160 hooks (50 count) I would trade. Would throw in a starling skin as well.
Maybe inferior for dries? No idea. The Whiting feathers work great for tails on nymphs. No need to go over board for sub surface flies. In my opinion.
Truth be told, for fish catching ability...
Great looking pattern. The Little Black Stones did very well for me this year. In fact, they did better for me this year than any other year I can remember. The fish started hammering them pre high...
For Soft Hackles the S82 (3906B) Is my favorite. The S80 (3906) is second. For nymphs the R73 (9671) is the one I use the most.
For eggs and Caddis pupa, the C67 Is my favorite hook.
Add me to the Mustad Signature hooks list as well. Great hooks for a great price.
byron, common mistake when reading such complex topics and sentences. I have faith you will catch up.
Hmmmmm, lets see Byron. I believe he said "yarn". Then maybe he said "tiny" Thingamabobber. Finally, I do believe he said "balsa". Or were you referring to the youtube video of the river being...
Thingamabobber will do just fine. Drag free drift, and the proper flies will get you in to plenty of fish. Just like any other river weight placement is a factor. Remember, the fish on the SJ are...
I may have done that once or three hundred times in the past 30 years.
I fish them dredging the bottom most of the time. Euro nymphing or under an indicator. At times I fish them in the film, but not often. For the next few weeks I will fish them down and across when I...
For more than 30 years the Simple Soft Hackle has done an outstanding job for me matching the Caddis Pupa. Peacock& Partridge, Muskrat Flymph, and a Tan soft hackle have accounted for the majority of...