Nope, I simply smashed the barb.
Type: Posts; User: LWilliams
Nope, I simply smashed the barb.
This one has been super ;) deadly for me and my clients :
http://www.danica.com/flytier/lwilliams ... merger.htm
Hee-hee. I frequent Dan and Steve's site. Dan's article from a number of years ago does not discuss the originator like Steve usally does. Perhaps he/they do not know it either.
Thanks. I am very familiar with the pattern, but I'm interested in it's origins. :)
Who originated it and when? In the origin...is it the same as the Carpet Fly?
Thanks for the kind words! I do need to point out a typo that I missed before I get too many emails...
You should spin the thread CLOCKWISE if you are a rightie. :)
The chart appears to refer to ocean water which contain high levels of NaCl and that will effect light transmission as well as color.
I'm not arguing that red gows away the soonest but the actual...
http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/smile.gif I'll have to remember that one!
I soak them and I coat them with head cement and I find them to be very durable. To be really safe, go ahead and counter-rib them with a fine mono.
I keep them between moist paper...
I'd save the tail coverts (great for muddlers), marabou and a flats. Save all 18 tail feathers and every wing secondary--and a few primaries for biots.
A split thread dubbing loop with the dubbing applied sparsely works well......
What he said!
What are you using for the post? If it is a yarn of some type just leave it long and hold onto it with your off-hand while you wrap down with the hackle. You can then pull it apart wide to further...
Sort of like casting, your level of tying will only get as high as you want it to get. I suggest that the best tiers have unreachable goals, while most tiers simply want to catch fish.
Nope--I'm not a San Juan angler so you obviously have some local dilemmas to deal with. Yuck! The trout and steelhead I fish for ignroe the hook to a larger degree so I can tie trout sized eggs on...
I am wondering why you are using #18-#22 hooks? What type of eggs are you imitating?
My suggestion would be to up the hook size and use a very strong thread (Kevlar and dedicated scissors just...
The reason your are liking the foam is most likely becasue it is easier for you to cut so it gives a better end profile.
If you really need to have that bottom section of the hook engulfed in yarn...
Eric: The fish may indeed not see them from underneath, but in order for the fish get under your fly, the fish needs to see it coming. http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/wink.gif
RW: I am referring to the Slant Tank experiments. In general the first part of a mayfly that comes into a trout's view is it's wings--how the tier chooses to represent them is up to the tier.
"In a couple of weeks...done last month." I'm already confused! (j/k).
Actually Chris, I believe Vince Marinaro pretty conclusively depicted that the wings are the "first" thing a trout sees.
In addition to what Allan highlighted, CDC feathers would be used by many as would the matched wings from the wings (especially Canadas, Mallards and Blacks....).
fish: You need to deal direct with Lawrence in order to get the vise. It's going to run you well over $600 US, closer to $700 depending on the exchange with the Euro.
I have tied on the LAW and...
I'd give it a shot but I think Jeff is far more qualified to provide that answer. The short answer is that the Norwegian process results in a hook that is not as brittle.