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by bearbutt
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Light Cahill & Quill Gordon
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: Light Cahill & Quill Gordon

Jay, those are nicely done--great proportions. Here's a couple of Gordons with vintage proportions, and with the wings centered, not split:

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by bearbutt
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: So what are you tying now?
Replies: 30
Views: 2498

Re: So what are you tying now?

Theroe wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:50 am
Do these count?

No. Christmas is all over, we will discuss Christmas tree ornaments next December--this is a thread for fishing flies.

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by bearbutt
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Flies tied by the Dettes
Replies: 24
Views: 2147

Re: Flies tied by the Dettes

Is that period good because of certain hatches? Or even lack of crowd on the water! :) Hatches: Green drakes, sulphurs, isos, and stone flies--it's party time for the fish. It can get crowded at some pools, of course, but the fish are there, the weather and water levels will affect things--you shou...
by bearbutt
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: So what are you tying now?
Replies: 30
Views: 2498

Re: So what are you tying now?

Mr. Don--these look great--can you tell us about the different colored thread heads--what is your basis for the thread coloration?
by bearbutt
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: It has been a while, and some Elk Hair Caddis
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: It has been a while, and some Elk Hair Caddis

As the others said, welcome back!--please keep posting more of your ties!
by bearbutt
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Flies tied by the Dettes
Replies: 24
Views: 2147

Re: Flies tied by the Dettes

These look great, Jay!--and yes, you need to visit the Catskills--I'd suggest late May/early June. I have a number of Dette flies, but need ot take some better pics. Here's a couple in the interim: https://i.postimg.cc/13ZrPX3n/IMG-7523.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/13cczS8W/IMG-7529.jpg Also--not sure i...
by bearbutt
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: No Hackle dun
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: No Hackle dun

It does take some time to get it right. LOL--I'll bet it does! I tried them once in the 1970s and told myself never again--and so far, I've kept my promise. I can't tie a 'neat' fly to save my life. Where will you use these? Have you fished the Risle of other spring creeks on the Continent? bb
by bearbutt
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: So what are you tying now?
Replies: 30
Views: 2498

Re: So what are you tying now?

Nice ties, guys--. Like Matt, I;ve been getting my paws into CDC lately--a variant of the IOBO tied as an emerger in size 14 and 16:

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Keep them coming!

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by bearbutt
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: So what are you tying now?
Replies: 30
Views: 2498

Re: So what are you tying now?

I still have some fighting gamecock necks from the 80’s. They have the stiffest hackle from any hackle that you buy in a store. A friend of mine use to fight them but gave it up in the latter part of the 80’s. I would get the losers and it would take me all day to strip them down wash them and then...
by bearbutt
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: So what are you tying now?
Replies: 30
Views: 2498

Re: So what are you tying now?

Lots of great tying here, guys--keep it up! John, I fish big spiders and skaters too--though not often enough. For hackle, I use spades for the skaters, and Krosch saddles for the spiders--. Bill, maybe start tying earlier this year? Nobody's going anywhere the next couple of months anyhow. Dana?--C...