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by joaniebo
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Black Magic
Replies: 12
Views: 2421

Re: Black Magic

Probably 10+ years ago, a fellow in the UK sent me a pic and info for the "Black Magic" spider he uses in the UK. It looks quite a bit like yours (that's pictured) except under the peacock herl thorax are several wraps of wire to make the fly sink faster. I used this fly a lot and on some days, it i...
by joaniebo
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: The Winter Brown
Replies: 11
Views: 2573

Re: The Winter Brown

Very interesting. Two slightly different versions of the same Yorkshire fly. Good info.
by joaniebo
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Chadwicks 477
Replies: 24
Views: 10198

Re: Chadwicks 477

I have on hand, and have tied Killer Bugs, with all the materials / lot nos., etc. shown on: http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=85951 After tying and wetting the various tied KBs of various plies / separated plies and yarns "right off the skein", have settled on the Shetland Sp...
by joaniebo
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: The Winter Brown
Replies: 11
Views: 2573

Re: The Winter Brown

In Brook & River Trouting, the dressing for the WInter Brown is shown as: No. l Winter Brown Perlidae Hook. 1 or 2 Wings - Hackled with a greyish feather, barred, from the under coverts of a Woodcock's wing. (The lighter side of the feather towards the head of the fly). Body - Orange silk, No. 6a, d...
by joaniebo
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Sawyer and the Pheasant Tail Nymph
Replies: 14
Views: 3293

Re: Sawyer and the Pheasant Tail Nymph

Just last night at a fly-tying session that our local TU Chapter hosts, I mentioned to the attendees that I probably catch more fish on a Flashback Pheasant Tail than I do on any other nymph - - tied on size 16 & 18 Daiichi #1710 hooks; orange, olive or brown threads; copper bead; X-small copper wir...
by joaniebo
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: First dry in a while
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Re: First dry in a while

Very nice. Thanks for the pic.
by joaniebo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Crackleback Variation (Dry Fly)
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

Re: Crackleback Variation (Dry Fly)

Crackleback Variation Dressing: Hook: Daiichi #1190 – Dry Fly Barbless sizes 12 - 16 Silk: Black Danville 8/0 or Pearsall Gossamer Silk Body: Light Olive – (Hareline – Pale Evening Dun) or Light Yellow – (Hareline – Pale Morning Dun) Back Spine: Two Strands of green peacock herl Hackle: 3 turns at e...
by joaniebo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Pink Squirrel
Replies: 22
Views: 9702

Re: Pink Squirrel

As an update, John Bethke has added a fourth material to his Pink Squirrel dubbing (I've been sworn to secrecy), so I recently tied a few dozen Pink Squirrel nymphs for next season. I also tie several "Pink Collared Variations' where I sub natural, dark and olive Hare's Ear fur; black squirrel and b...
by joaniebo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Crackleback Variation (Dry Fly)
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

Crackleback Variation (Dry Fly)

If I recall correctly, Ed Story's original Crackleback was tied to be used as a combination dry and wet fly. There's a YouTube video showing Mr. Story tying a Crackleback - for those interested in seeing an original Crackleback. Quite a few years ago, I started tying a variation of the Crackleback a...
by joaniebo
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Chauncy Lively vise?
Replies: 8
Views: 2699

Re: Chauncy Lively vise?

A couple years ago, Chauncy Lively's daughter (Ann) sent me a picture of her Dad's fly tying desk (attached)