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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...
  5. 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...
  7. 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 -...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Thread: Robin

    by Hans Weilenmann
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    Micro barb went flying when I flattened it...

    Micro barb went flying when I flattened it...
  12. 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

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

    by Hans Weilenmann
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    It is indeed

    It is indeed
  19. Thread: Dyson

    by Hans Weilenmann
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    Dyson

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


    Dyson
    Hook: Grub hook #14
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
    Hackle: Woodcock wing covert
    Rib: Wire, gold fine
    Body: Peacock herl, slender
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    Angora goat a very acceptable sub

    Angora goat a very acceptable sub
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    Fright Night

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    Fright Night
    Hook: Tiemco 7999 #6
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, red
    Abdomen: Tinsel, silver flat
    Flash: Krystal Flash, claret - four strands...
  22. Thread: Maggot

    by Hans Weilenmann
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    It absolutely is on the Q&E list, this bug. Well...

    It absolutely is on the Q&E list, this bug. Well worth tying and fishing.
  23. The CDC&Elk has been my most successful mayfly...

    The CDC&Elk has been my most successful mayfly imitation for the past twenty years :cool:

    Cheers,
    Hans W
  24. Thread: Maggot

    by Hans Weilenmann
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    Byron, Adding weight is of course always an...

    Byron,

    Adding weight is of course always an option, however...

    I typically fish the Maggot one of two ways.

    1. Casting to a sighted fish, finning higher in the water column
    2. As a (NZ...
  25. Thread: Maggot

    by Hans Weilenmann
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    Maggot

    There is something really attractive about simple yet very effective :cool:


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


    Maggot
    Hook: Sprite Grub #14 (or equivalent heavy wire scud...
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