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by Bishthefish1
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: First post for a while
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: First post for a while

Hi Caneghost Actually the Leven is rainfed, it rises up on the North Yorkshire Moors near the historic town of Whitby then drops through the west side of the Cleveland Escarpment onto the Cleveland Plain where it joins the much bigger River Tees. We are lucky that we get two of the three UK species ...
by Bishthefish1
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: First post for a while
Replies: 4
Views: 212

First post for a while

Hi All, Not posted in ages, but still been keeping an eye on the forum now and again..... I though I Would give a quick synopsis of my latest trip out. It is Mayfly season here in the UK where Ephemera Danica and Vulgata hatch and the trout loose all sense of reality and this year we are experiencin...
by Bishthefish1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Quill Adams
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: Quill Adams

Hi all, I have used these for a while and can confirm that the trout in North Yorkshire are rather partial! Having read (or studied?) Mikes book, I gave it the nickname of the 'mongrel' when listing it in my clubs catch returns when recording my days fishing. Mongrel as it was a cross between a Quil...
by Bishthefish1
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Shadow box flies
Replies: 15
Views: 1106

Re: Shadow box flies

Simply stunning Corlay, love the picture of your grandfather!
by Bishthefish1
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Shadow box flies
Replies: 15
Views: 1106

Re: Shadow box flies

Thanks Gents
by Bishthefish1
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Shadow box flies
Replies: 15
Views: 1106

Re: Shadow box flies

Hi all

I made one some time ago to hang in my tying room

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It is quite basic I know but for a 1st attempt I think it works.

Alistair
by Bishthefish1
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Skues' Orange Quill
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Skues' Orange Quill

Hi Dana
The hackles on the duns (green bodies) are Hebert Miner dark cree. The spinners (orange bodies) are Root River blue dun splash.
Thanks
Alistair
by Bishthefish1
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Skues' Orange Quill
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Skues' Orange Quill

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A few examples of the BWO patterns I use here in N.Yorkshire.
by Bishthefish1
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Skues' Orange Quill
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Skues' Orange Quill

Thanks, Alistair!--the rusty orange biot over olive thread sounds like a good solution--do you have any photos you could post? As for this-- Forgot to add the sherry is very old Palo Cortado - not Amontillado or Oloroso :D :lol: I'll remember this the next time Dana and I end up in a bar in NYC. bb...
by Bishthefish1
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Skues' Orange Quill
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Skues' Orange Quill

Forgot to add the sherry is very old Palo Cortado - not Amontillado or Oloroso :D :lol: