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by benkann
Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: mouse pattern question
Replies: 11
Views: 2606

Re: mouse pattern question

Thank you all for these replies. This looks like some really useful info.
Ben
by benkann
Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: mouse pattern question
Replies: 11
Views: 2606

mouse pattern question

I'll be tying deer hair mice soon. I use them for bass and would like to use them for night fishing for trout. My question is this: what's the best choice of hook? Ive been using bass stinger hooks and wonder if there isn't something better. Also any other thoughts -- size, ears/no ears, whatever --...
by benkann
Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Wulff flies -- getting 'em to alight/float properly
Replies: 15
Views: 2709

Re: Wulff flies -- getting 'em to alight/float properly

I'm going to add one thing. I fish a lot of Wulffs (my poor eyesight is my excuse) and I tie them on an up-eyed hook (the old Mustad 94842) and used to attach them with a Turle knot--and they almost always landed upright. Now I use the Clinch and the results are as you all describe. The Turle isn't ...
by benkann
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: The Unnaturals
Topic: Need input, have to buy two new fly lines
Replies: 3
Views: 4032

Re: Need input, have to buy two new fly lines

most of my lines are now Hook & Hackle DT's and I like them very much with both my bamboos and ash rods. I also have a H&H WF-6 (use it occasionally with a phillipson 8-1/2' rod) which is not as satisfying (feels a little underweight).
by benkann
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: furled leaders and soft hackles
Replies: 3
Views: 825

furled leaders and soft hackles

all of my (trout--everything from 3- to 6-wgt.) reels are equipped with furled leaders. Does anyone here fish soft hackles with a furled leader, and if so, how do you rig the leader for multiple flies?
Ben