I like it.
Type: Posts; User: herefishy
I like it.
Nice fly again, Scott. One question - do you tie the hackle in front of the wings, then wrap thread back through wings to tie down hackle behind wings, or wrap hackle back, then forward? I'm not...
Great idea - will have to try it.
That's how dumb I am, what do the lower class eyes lack - are the quills too narrow? That has been the only problem I notice with the stripped herl I bought long ago.
Allan, the slip knot leaves kinks in the leader, which this other system doesn't. If that doesn't bother you, great.
Joe, what blank did you make up? I think the newer glass is different from the old Fenwicks and would be interested in trying it.
So sorry for your troubles, Jim.
Will take the Winston im6 pm sent
I have had them come undone, but have quit doing hand whips and that seems to help. That darn Ultra70 denier thread seems to come undone the worst.
Glad you enjoyed your SJ trip - probably a good thing you left the pup home since you were able to wander around and see the whole river.
I got a "rubber leg tool" just before we left for the summer, but I can't find it now - should be perfect for threading legs through bodies.
Maybe this will work -
John Scott had quite a post on them back in 2009 - "cdl nymphs"
simpson, gumpertz and hager? st george hospital? Just what is sgh?
And more and more, I'm seeing no CP used - controversial subject. Did that on my last one and liked it fine. That really speeds up the process. Assemble, glue, wrap, finish.
That's the perfect rod for your Madison trip. Planning is half the fun.
What a tragedy after her difficult start - prayers go out for her and her family.
The putty works well, but seems to leave a residue that gets on your line when you wind it up. Also, it is hard to judge just how much you have on when dealing with tiny amounts like on the San Juan....
Don't know if Rock Creek fishes well this time of year, but everyone should fish it once in their life. If you're up for a drive, go to Phillipsburg and hit the upper end of Rock cr. Don't try to...
Thanks, will try some with the Veevus.
Was just reading about these flies, and wondered if anyone ties them in a smaller size, like for BWO's? Or is their effectiveness solely for imitating those large caddis? jSeems like there are other...
Yarn is the gold standard of indicators on the San Juan, but there are easier indicators to use, like maybe a tiny thingamabobber. Just keep that yarn in reserve. I put a palsa up higher on my line...
http://ifly4trout.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1071 - look here for the most important info. the flies you use aren't as important as the depth they're at - make sure and have some teeny weights, size...
I don't leave my flies intentionally where fur buddy can get them, but I drop an inordinate number that I never can find till they find my foot.
As I was picking up another fly off the carpet, I noticed my dog licking her chops and it occurred to me that fur and feathers must be awfully tasty to our critters. Do you ever hear of them...