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Mike, in the "color" context, you may get a kick out of this one. Years back, when my good friends Al Caucci & Bob Nastasi were working on The Fly Tyers Color Guide , Al asked if I would share my dubbing mix for the PMDs ( Ephemerella infrequens/inermis now genus Drunella, I think) knowing I fished ...
Mike, The Steenrod March Brown fascinates me because one of the characteristics I always noted about the natural (eastern) March Brown dun was when the fly was on the water, the wings were sharply back-slanted, and that was a feature I always attempted to mimic in my own imitations (not Catskill sty...
I used the Danville (Herb Howard) Flymaster for years (about 30), but about 3-4 months ago shifted over to Benecchi 12/0. It was a revelation in terms of strength and compactness.
The Peter Ross is a favorite trout flky of a Scottish friend of mine, who uses it regularly in the Highland streams. I fished one he gave me in the Rockies a few years back and took a number of fish in the Madison before it and I parted ways.
- Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:09 am
- Forum: The Dry Fly
- Topic: Skaters, Spiders & Variants
- Replies: 5
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The Hewitt quotes are wonderful. A man of few opinions. :D Harry's comments following are equally priceless. Variants were the first dry flies I ever got from Orvis (early '60s), and they were tied to Hewitt's description with gold tinsel bodies. I caught a lot of Catskill fish on those flies. Once ...