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by ibookje
Sun May 30, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: How do duns float on the water?
Replies: 5
Views: 402

How do duns float on the water?

Was watching a video by the Jensen Fly Fishing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1HWdD25hFA) and saw this close up of a March Brown dun on the water. Look how the dun floats with the abdomen angled up pushed by its the legs. This really comes close how the classic Catskill dries floats on the water....
by ibookje
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Humpy
Replies: 56
Views: 14197

Re: Humpy

Finally getting a Humpy tied by my hero Jack Dennis soon.
Here's one I tied for him.

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by ibookje
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Humpy
Replies: 56
Views: 14197

Re: Humpy

Here is a rare Humpy tied by the late fly fisherman & fly tier André Puyans (1935 - 2005). André was a renowned fly fisherman and fly tier who used to own a fly shop in California and spent his later years running a fly fishing school at the Henry’s Fork. The book in the background is 'The art of th...
by ibookje
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Delaware Adams
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

Re: Delaware Adams

Mary Dette turned 90(!) yesterday.
Tied a few Delaware Adams on a vintage Allcock W175 size 12 to celebrate.

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by ibookje
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: The mystery of Orvis line weight ratings
Replies: 8
Views: 3487

Re: The mystery of Orvis line weight ratings

I have a 7ft Superfine that's rated for a HDG (6 weight) I prefer fishing with a 4 weight line. I've also fished it with a 3 weight line and that was fine too. A Seven/Four is rated as a 4 weight rod and I fish it with a 4 weight.
by ibookje
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Emerging mayfly
Replies: 0
Views: 284

Emerging mayfly

Emerging mayfly
Clip off the tails and you can use it as an emerging caddis

Hook: TMC 212Y size 13
Tails: peccary
Body: golden olive peacock quill
Thorax: olive squirrel dubbing
Wings: deer hair

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by ibookje
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Free style Catskill dry & emerger
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Free style Catskill dry & emerger

Thanks BB!
Yes, peccary tails are quite stiff indeed. But it looks different than hackle fibers.
by ibookje
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Free style Catskill dry & emerger
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Free style Catskill dry & emerger

Thanks guys!
by ibookje
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Free style Catskill dry & emerger
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Free style Catskill dry & emerger

A free style Catskill style dry fly Mustad 94840 size 12 Golden olive stripped peacock quill Peccary tail Teal wings Golden Badger hackle https://i.postimg.cc/rpsy0tXP/IMG-4795.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/6qJBmj7k/IMG-4797.jpg Same fly, now as an emerger 🙂 Teal wings replaced by short tipped deer hair ...
by ibookje
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Carrie Stevens, the hard way (long winded)
Replies: 50
Views: 25923

Re: Carrie Stevens, the hard way (long winded)

They are amazing. Well done BB!