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by Frequenttyer
Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Dette Isonychia
Replies: 4
Views: 2394

Dette Isonychia

I tied some of these today from the pattern in Eric Leiser's book. I don't weight mine as heavily mostly because I don't like the bulk it adds to the abdomen, but otherwise these are according to pattern. I volunteered to tie at the Catskill Guild table at Somerset next weekend and this is one of th...
by Frequenttyer
Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Flick's Stonefly
Replies: 25
Views: 6166

Re: Flick's Stonefly

Thanks for the comments and all the helpful information guys! In thinking about it, I often change how I tie a pattern based on available material, finding a new technique to get it to look the way I want, even quality of material at times. So it's no surprise that over the course of time that any o...
by Frequenttyer
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Flick's Stonefly
Replies: 25
Views: 6166

Re: Flick's Stonefly

After reading this interesting and helpful thread about 40 times, I finally got around to trying my hand at tying this pattern. I didn't have grouse, so I used partridge for the legs. Also, my amber seal dubbing is an odd shade of olive yellow, and my amber rabbit is an odd shade of orange, so I mix...
by Frequenttyer
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Flick's Stonefly
Replies: 25
Views: 6166

Re: Flick's Stonefly

That is a great looking pattern and nicely tied. I've been looking for a stonefly nymph pattern that would scale well to smaller sizes to match the snowfly or early winter stonefly (Capniidae) and this looks like it might do the trick. Even better, this thread got me to finally buy a copy of Art Fli...
by Frequenttyer
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Halford and the “common” dry fly
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: Halford and the “common” dry fly

Thanks for the informative response CJ! It's funny, but as I read Halford's "Floating flies and how to dress them" I am struck more by the similarities than differences. He emphasizes the need for at least 4 or 5 turns of "glossy" cock hackle (even lamenting the difficulty in finding a good shade of...
by Frequenttyer
Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Halford and the “common” dry fly
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Halford and the “common” dry fly

I have been tying for a long time, but I'm relatively new to classic dry fly patterns and I'm getting a bit confused about some styles. I have a pretty good grasp of what folks mean when they talk about a Catskill style dry, and have been lucky to find so much information here on this forum. To my e...
by Frequenttyer
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: CFTG Rendezvouse
Replies: 16
Views: 2242

Re: CFTG Rendezvouse

I have been lurking here for a bit and have really enjoyed evesdropping on the discussions. I will be at the Rendezvous and hope I get a chance to meet some of the folks from the board.
Mike.