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by redietz
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Grey Hackle Peacock
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Re: Grey Hackle Peacock

I was reading Bergman the other day and he mentions that sneck hooks were good for keeping bait on a hook, but he never mentions them with respect to flies. Although I've seen plenty of pictures of flies tied on them, they are to my eye, the ugliest hook ever invented (at least of hooks with a singl...
by redietz
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Latest build
Replies: 11
Views: 1637

Re: Latest build

catskilljohn wrote: I actually got the impression he was just going to build a display cabinet for it and stare at it forever, cause he's afraid to get it wet :lol: !
I might be too. It's almost too pretty to fish.
by redietz
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Who knew, not me
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Who knew, not me

Rods and flies are two different animals. A rod, properly cared for, could last a lifetime; if new models didn't come out then the market would be mostly new entries into the sport; the only way for a rod company to get a customer to buy another rod is to offer something different. I'm exagerating s...
by redietz
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: A couple softhackle wets
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: A couple softhackle wets

Eperous wrote: Harry Murray, of Mr. Rapidan fame and perhaps the Fran Betters of the Blue Ridge Mountains southern Appalachian range.
That's not a bad description of Harry Murray. I've long considered the Mr. Rapidan dry and the Ausable Wulff to be minor variations on each other.
by redietz
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: cahills
Replies: 19
Views: 2639

Re: cahills

catskilljohn wrote: Like alot of you guys do, I vary these with different shades of body and hackle color. This pattern is great, easy to see and so many flies are light colored by mid season you just use it for a searching fly. CJ
Yep, and tied small, they make great sulfur imitations as well.
by redietz
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Style vs Ability
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Style vs Ability

For the fly swap I have tied 15 so far for the nine for the swap. I do that for every swap I'm in, and plan to do so from the start. If I'm a 12 person swap, I buy a box (or bag) of 25 hooks and tie until the hooks have all been used. The 12 flies that look the most alike go into the swap. If you'r...
by redietz
Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Value for Bergman's Trout 1st ed?
Replies: 9
Views: 1728

Re: Value for Bergman's Trout 1st ed?

RDeMarsJr wrote: the idiot who owned it circled all the flies he had.

What a great idea! I think I'll go that right now. :roll:
by redietz
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Mustad 3399's
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Mustad 3399's

You could lash that thing to stick and use it as a gaff.
by redietz
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: A duo from Bergmans "Trout"
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: A do from Bergmans "Trout"

Yellow Creek, har to understand the name of this pattern :roll: liked kind of anyways.. I'm reasonably sure that this fly was named after Yellow Creek, a limestone stream in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Many of the flies in Bergman are named for streams or lakes. (There are multiple streams in the...
by redietz
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: White Jungle Cock
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: White Jungle Cock

Very nice.

Nik raises a good point, though. From a practical fishing point of view wouldn't the cheeks be more eye-like if they were shorter?