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by Bishthefish1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Quill Adams
Replies: 8
Views: 467

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: 1014

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: 1014

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: 1014

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: 1768

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: 1768

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: 1768

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: 1768

Re: Skues' Orange Quill

Forgot to add the sherry is very old Palo Cortado - not Amontillado or Oloroso :D :lol:
by Bishthefish1
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Skues' Orange Quill
Replies: 23
Views: 1768

Re: Skues' Orange Quill

Hi all, My local stream, the little river Leven in North Yorkshire, has fantastic hatches and falls of the BWO from about mid-July through to the end of the season on September 30th. The duns start coming of at lunch time and are about a #18 - 20 with olive green / bronze bodies and slate blue wings...
by Bishthefish1
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Little Dark Watchet
Replies: 14
Views: 1317

Re: Little Dark Watchet

Yeah Dave's smile should e on every bottle of Newcastle.... Allister, Sorry about not giving enough info. NE England? I have a few friends from Grimsby . I have also fished the Great Eue (spelling?) Toft and in Yorkshire. Lovely country. You going to the BFFI? Hi Ted, Grimsby is about a 2 1/2 hour ...