Type: Posts; User: john52948
it is a basic zebra midge. some are tied using holographic tinsel in every .color under the rainbow. they may go by various names, ruby midge, root beer midge, crystal midge etc., but they are still...
thanks for the duh huh moment on tying in the biots . ive always been slightly frustrated with the additional wraps I would have to apply to cover the butt ends of the biots. never occurred...
i like a yellow under wrap it gives it a translucent effect. I do not overwrap the tinsel with any tubing material. I just taper a body with thread and over wrap it with the pearl tinsel.
I tie something similar called a pearl midge. one thing you might try for a variation is changing your thread color. the color of the thread under wrap changes the appearance of the...
nice tie think ill give this a try for a variation on a flashback pt.
what do you think of using flat waxed nylon instead of goose biots. might cut down on some of the bulk, and give you...
been using the brahama hen necks for about a year now and love them.
i think you will get a lot more use out of the neck if you learn to fold the hackle instead of wrapping it. the folding method...
how bt a 2 or 3"long zonker strip
i have been sitting here trying to figure out how to really answer your question, and find that without doing a heck of a lot of research i cant.
i do know that if i look thru my...
thanks for the replies guys
sounds like hanging a dropper from one should be okay
has anybody got any experience with fish being shy of tippet rings
thanks for the help and input . hope things take a turn in the right direction for you
try using olive colored snowshoe rabbits foot as dubbing for the body, and light dun for the wing. it will float like a cork
for the past 15 or so years ive used a wooden dowel, about the size of a pencil with a screw eye in both ends of the dowel. one end is hooked to a zinger on my vest, the other end I open up the screw...
steve, sorry to hear you took a dinger in the nasty weather we have been having this winter , I think everyone is having some difficulties in dealing with mother nature this year. as for the fly...
i wonder if its a discoloration caused by heat treating
im not a metalurgist, but my guess would brass, i think copper would be to soft and the jaws would crack after very little use
what i have used on saltwater flies, such, as a lefty's deceiver and deer hair bass bugs is goop.
thanks for all the great input. the reason i asked the question to begin with is i am having a lot of trouble with knot strength and slippage with 5x fluoro tippet material and was thinking...
from what i have read, fluoro carbon line is invisible to the fish. if this is true, then what is the advantage to using 6x tippet over 4x. the reason for my question is right now i carry with me...
went back and checked the article to see if he was doing something different. been using the same method since about year 2000 , and still think you get a hinging effect.
what tailingloop said.
only thing i would add is that i use this connection for fly line to backing only, not at the leader connection. i feel that the transition from fly line to braided nylon is...
nice looking fly byron,
im guessing the wing is also barred dark ginger. i dont recognize the pattern name, have you renamed this variation so that i dont get it confused with a real adams dry fly...
nice looking fly byron,
have you considered a couple light cahills, hendricksons, or quill gordons. dont know where you fish at but back in the mid 60's about all i would throw was a light or dark...
nice looking pattern.
really like the tip on making the eyes, never thought of using beads on the burnt mono. think that their maybe a lot of eyes in my future