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  1. Thread: La D22 SBS

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    Beautiful fly, Scott A bit of a follow-up from...

    Beautiful fly, Scott

    A bit of a follow-up from Martin's comment on the partridge front hackle. I use another french wet fly pattern, the Assassine, that is close to the D22 above. It omits the...
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    Maybe a synthetic material like EP fibers or KF...

    Maybe a synthetic material like EP fibers or KF in a dubbing loop?

    Alberto
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    Ray, I presented this question to two friends...

    Ray,

    I presented this question to two friends who tie streamers commercially, they both like the light dun saddles from the Whiting American Hackle series.

    Regards,

    Alberto
  4. Thread: The Skittle

    by Alberto
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    Ralph, Out of curiosity, have you tied it with...

    Ralph,

    Out of curiosity, have you tied it with softer hen hackle? And did you see a difference in the performance of the fly?

    Alberto
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    From the Hatch Guide for New England Streams by...

    From the Hatch Guide for New England Streams by Thomas Ames Jr:

    "The pupae of Brachycentrus Americanus have pale green bodies with brown heads and wings. Those of B. Lateralis are olive bodied,...
  6. Thanks Scott and Mike! My tying desk is next to...

    Thanks Scott and Mike! My tying desk is next to the utility room in my basement. Our old boiler had a malfunction, overheated and cracked. We got home in time to avoid major damage but the smoke and...
  7. Jim Warner featherwing and marabou-winged streamers

    After a short break due to a boiler malfunction, I was able to get back to my tying desk to continue tying some older patterns. Living in NH, I decided to tie a few of the streamer patterns created...
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    Here is mine, it is a re-purposed TV armoire. The...

    Here is mine, it is a re-purposed TV armoire. The cabinets on either side hold materials:

    http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j32/peruman99/IMG_2391_zpsovh702rc.jpg?1427160158387&1427160159350...
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    Scott, Another great tie! Is there a reason...

    Scott,

    Another great tie! Is there a reason you went with the straight-eye hook over the down-eye hook?

    Regards,

    Alberto
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    Scott, Nice pattern! You only take a couple...

    Scott,

    Nice pattern! You only take a couple turns of hackle, right?

    Substituting the chenille body for a spun deer hair one would make for a nice variation, I'll have to put that on my ideas...
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    Scott, Nice trick! Did you find the touch-up...

    Scott,

    Nice trick! Did you find the touch-up pen gummed up the feather fibers at all?

    Alberto
  12. Thread: old fly id

    by Alberto
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    Bill, From the hook size versus the reel I...

    Bill,

    From the hook size versus the reel I would guess that is a lake fly. I looked in a couple of my reference books, including "Forgotten Flies", and I could not find a fly to match the one in...
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    Martin, The flies and photos are gorgeous! How...

    Martin,

    The flies and photos are gorgeous! How do you achieve the lighting? It is very even across the fly.

    Regards,

    Alberto
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    I agree with Jay, you want different threads. My...

    I agree with Jay, you want different threads. My preferences are:

    Danville's Flymaster+ or Flat-waxed nylon for bass bugs and other spun deer hair flies
    Danville's 140-denier for streamers...
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    Martin, Those are great flies but I feel your...

    Martin,

    Those are great flies but I feel your pain with macro-photography. Every time I look at photos of my stuff all I can do is find the blemishes. The way I see it, it makes you a better tier....
  16. Yes, it's a technique similar to yours. Tied in...

    Yes, it's a technique similar to yours. Tied in by the tip, concave side of feather facing towards me, then I fold the hackle backwards and wrap the the eye. I think you tie your collars with the...
  17. Scott, Thanks, although most classic wets do...

    Scott,

    Thanks, although most classic wets do have throat hackles, the ones I tie for my fly boxes end up with hackle collars. I like the way they look over throat hackles. I also like the way the...
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    That is a well-tied fly. I like that the eye is...

    That is a well-tied fly. I like that the eye is not crowded, you left plenty of room for a nice thread head. Hackle and tail sizing is something that changes from tier to tier. I like to size mine...
  19. The Jenny Lind, as a lake fly and a wet fly

    I tied the lake fly as a request from a close friend, I liked the color combination so much I ended up tying 3 more as wet flies for my own fly box.

    Tag: oval silver tinsel
    Tail: blue goose...
  20. Success! Thanks Scott!

    Success! Thanks Scott!
  21. Thanks! I have tried the different [IMG] codes...

    Thanks!

    I have tried the different [IMG] codes specified in the FAQ for the BB and still can't get the images to show up over the links.

    I also searched in the archives with little luck, all...
  22. A few more featherwings: Black Ghost, Garrison, Bean Special, and the Gees-Beau

    All the snow we have gotten in New England has given me a chance to sit at my desk, here are a few of the ties:

    Black Ghost Herb Welch pattern
    Hook: Fulling Mill 3220, sz 4
    Tail: yellow hackle...
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    Scott, Another great tie. I had never heard of...

    Scott,

    Another great tie. I had never heard of cut-shank hooks so I looked it up. Wouldn't it be a similar setup to use a tube? What are the advantages of the cut-shank hook over the tube?
    ...
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    Melk - I updated the first post with the recipes....

    Melk - I updated the first post with the recipes. The wet fly in the photo was tied with medium flat tinsel, I did not like the proportions and have since switched it to small flat tinsel. This lets...
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    Scott, Did you use hen hackle tips for the...

    Scott,

    Did you use hen hackle tips for the tail? Skip Morris is one of my favorite tiers, I try to duplicate his clean lines and proportions on my flies. I need to add this one to my fly box....
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