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  1. Perhaps. He has little problem with the CDC&Elk -...

    Perhaps. He has little problem with the CDC&Elk - on account of the deer hair wing :cool:

    Cheers,
    Hans W
  2. Hi George, Bob and I have been friends for...

    Hi George,

    Bob and I have been friends for quite a few years. Our respective thoughts and opinions on fly design and trout behavior are very very similar - to the extent that I would be hard...
  3. *chuckle* Rumors of my demise are...

    *chuckle*

    Rumors of my demise are (fortunately) greatly exaggerated.

    Alive and doing well, thanks.

    There may even be a couple new videos in the near future :cool:

    Regards to all.
  4. Thread: Pluche

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    Hi Jeff, No, it is not a good sub for...

    Hi Jeff,

    No, it is not a good sub for Hungarian partridge - no distinct mottling, much finer taper in the barbs - but it is a superb hackle in its own right, very easy to work with and very...
  5. Thread: Pluche

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    Pluche

    One for winter grayling


    http://www.flytierspage.com/hweilenmann/pluche.jpg


    Pluche
    Hook: Tiemco 102Y #15-17
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, red
    Hackle: Whiting Coq de Leon hen, medium pardo
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    I replaced it with an HMH Premium, because that...

    I replaced it with an HMH Premium, because that was the better vise (at over twice the price) - for me.

    The HMH Premium in turn got replaced by the LAW Bench vise, because... well, you get the...
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    Memory lane indeed, Byron. The Xuron was the...

    Memory lane indeed, Byron.

    The Xuron was the second vise I bought, and I tied on it, hard, for two/three years - before replacing it with an HMH Premium.

    I bought my Xuron off Eric Leiser's The...
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    Hi Byron, How do you find the hook holding...

    Hi Byron,

    How do you find the hook holding ability in the larger hook sizes? The jaws appear to close from the back towards the tips, is this correct? I am also curious what the inside surface of...
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    LC, All depends how the hackle is tied in (tip...

    LC,

    All depends how the hackle is tied in (tip or butt) and in which direction (towards eye, or towards bend) it is wrapped. The heads on my flies, also the ones tied in with barbs stripped from...
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    Hen saddle, mallard hen breast feather, or...

    Hen saddle, mallard hen breast feather, or chukkar, or grey partridge - all will work.
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    Apricaria

    http://www.flytierspage.com/hweilenmann/apricaria.jpg


    Apricaria
    Hook: Medium wire scud hook #12
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
    Hackle: Golden Plover back feather
    Rib: Wire, silver fine...
  12. Thread: Lycan

    by Hans Weilenmann
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    Lycan

    http://www.flytierspage.com/hweilenmann/lycan.jpg


    Lycan
    Hook: Wet fly 2XL #10
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
    Body: Wapsi Crawdub, mud brown - in split thread
    Throat: Fluey barbs from base of...
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    Allan, I watched Vol 1 a couple times. My...

    Allan,

    I watched Vol 1 a couple times. My single biggest takeaway from it is to expect trout _anywhere_. Just because, from the angler's vantage point, it may not look favorable does not make it...
  14. Thread: Grimm

    by Hans Weilenmann
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    Hi Allan, In wingless wets the hackle barb...

    Hi Allan,

    In wingless wets the hackle barb length will generally be longer, while on winged wets the hackle barb length will be typically to the point of the hook.

    On fishing wingless wets -...
  15. Thread: Grimm

    by Hans Weilenmann
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    Grimm

    http://www.flytierspage.com/hweilenmann/grimm.jpg


    Grimm
    Hook: Medium wire #14
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
    Tail: Bronze mallard barbs, dyed chestnut
    Body: Spirit River Gliss 'n Glow, olive...
  16. Thread: Robin

    by Hans Weilenmann
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    Hi Ed, No, bunch of barbs, wrapped. Cheers,...

    Hi Ed,

    No, bunch of barbs, wrapped.

    Cheers,
    Hans W
  17. Thread: Robin

    by Hans Weilenmann
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    Thanks Cliff, I decided on these colors as my...

    Thanks Cliff,

    I decided on these colors as my first/strongest Robin Williams 'imprint' is from the Mork outfit 8)

    Cheers,
    Hans W
  18. Thread: Robin

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    Micro barb went flying when I flattened it...

    Micro barb went flying when I flattened it...
  19. Thread: Robin

    by Hans Weilenmann
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    Robin

    http://www.flytierspage.com/hweilenmann/robin.jpg


    Robin
    Hook: Tiemco 102Y #15
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
    Hackle: Silver badger
    Rib: Wire, silver fine
    Body: Fluey barbs from base of saddle...
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    *chuckle* too bad it is a Swiss, not Dutch, name....

    *chuckle* too bad it is a Swiss, not Dutch, name. Ah well... :lol:
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    He used to, several years back, but more recent...

    He used to, several years back, but more recent videos have the assembly arm horizontal.
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    Indeed Joe. Thanks. Corrected now. Cheers,...

    Indeed Joe. Thanks. Corrected now.

    Cheers,
    Hans "dyslexic fingers" W
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    Coch y bonddu

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    Coch y bonddu
    Hook: Medium weight #10 (pre-WW2 - see note), or modern equivalent
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, dark chocolate
    Hackle: Coch y...
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    Pfennig

    http://www.flytierspage.com/hweilenmann/pfennig.jpg


    Pfennig
    Hook: Grip 14723BL #14
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, dark chocolate
    Body: Krystal Flash, copper
    Hackle: Pine squirrel guard hair -...
  25. Thread: Dyson

    by Hans Weilenmann
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    It is indeed

    It is indeed
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