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    Question is, what exactly happened to Pete?...

    Question is, what exactly happened to Pete? :confused:

    Good looking pattern, Scott. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Hans W
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    Lots of views, Scott, but no comments. Surely it...

    Lots of views, Scott, but no comments. Surely it is not a too alien a pattern to scare some North American trout? :cool:

    Cheers,
    Hans W
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    Scott, Nice one. You may or may not be...

    Scott,

    Nice one.

    You may or may not be familiar with a fly design called Glanrhos, which utilizes a single feather to do hackle then wing, producing a very similar effect.

    Here is a video...
  4. Byron, *chuckle* I do use the technique -...

    Byron,

    *chuckle*
    I do use the technique - often :cool:

    Cheers,
    Hans W
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    Hi Scott, The Timberline Emerger was my...

    Hi Scott,

    The Timberline Emerger was my favorite pattern - it ticked my boxes - when I read through that Kaufmann book so many moons ago now. Thanks for the memory revival :cool:

    Cheers,
    Hans W
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    Thanks Bruce, Here is the proof of the...

    Thanks Bruce,

    Here is the proof of the pudding...

    Cheers,
    Hans W
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    Bruce, Really odd. I had retyped the relevant...

    Bruce,

    Really odd. I had retyped the relevant section in the .sig - same outcome.

    Color me confused,
    Hans W
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    I already had tried that before, the updating of...

    I already had tried that before, the updating of the .sig in my profile. No idea why the link comes out truncated. Suggestions very welcome.

    Cheers,
    Hans W
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    Hi Bruce, Color me confused - where am I...

    Hi Bruce,

    Color me confused - where am I overlooking the .sig error:



    Cheers,
    Hans W

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    It comes up fine for me, Dave

    It comes up fine for me, Dave
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    Hi Ed, Though Neil and I have been tying at...

    Hi Ed,

    Though Neil and I have been tying at several shows together, never side by side - I cannot recall actually having seen him tie a Funneldun from start to finish. His books and several...
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    *chuckle* amen to that

    *chuckle* amen to that
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    Well done, Alberto! (Long time no talk, btw. You...

    Well done, Alberto! (Long time no talk, btw. You look pretty happy, as does Peggy :cool: )

    Perhaps a small thing, but a suggestion nonetheless for another time. Very good choice of shirt, but...
  14. 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
  15. 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...
  16. *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.
  17. Thread: Pluche

    by Hans Weilenmann
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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...
  18. Thread: Pluche

    by Hans Weilenmann
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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...
  25. 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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