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by redietz
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Rainbow Warrior
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Rainbow Warrior

Quite a coincidence that you brought that up. Just yesterday I was thinking about how much the dubbing on that fly reminds me of a Tup's dubbing and thinking I could use it as a substitute in a pinch.
by redietz
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Humpy
Replies: 40
Views: 2947

Re: Humpy

You now, I've been throwing Humpy's almost from the beginning and I've yet to catch a trout on one. I keep looking at them and seeing the possibilities, and then I cast my proverbial bread upon the waters and... zip, nada, ziltch. This is one of those patterns that, to me, has 'potential' written a...
by redietz
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Herman Christian
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: Herman Christian

I can see the white thread wraps at the base of the "split" wings but I don't see white thread wraps directly behind the eye where he would have finished tying off the fly. Is it just me or are the thread wraps hidden? Many of us who tie with white thread color a few inches of it with a marker befo...
by redietz
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Donato's Tri-Visible
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Donato's Tri-Visible

I would think that reversing the order of the colors would make the fly easier to see.
by redietz
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Pin tail ducks
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: Pin tail ducks

narcodog wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:05 am
Joe's smelt is the one, I think. If I'm correct there are only four back feathers available on the bird to tye it correctly.
I've used pintail for that fly. I tied a bunch for a swap a few years back. The feathers are flank feathers. I can't imagine that there are only four peer bird.
by redietz
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Palmered Dry Flies
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Palmered Dry Flies

I tie and use Wickham's Fancy wets. I've never had a problem with the hackle slipping. I tie them as you described -- wind the hackle front to back and secure with wire wrapped back to front. I don't see why the dry version should be any different.
by redietz
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: The Complete Fly Tier (Reuben Cross)
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: The Complete Fly Tier (Reuben Cross)

Ted & Tom, you are sort of answering my thoughts about the separate thread and fur used to make the dubbing for the body long ago. Is the bobbin really the reason that technique went away? Surely, those earlier tiers tried spinning the fur on the waxed thread that was already secured to the hook sh...
by redietz
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Site Updates & Suggestions
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 9
Views: 4984

Re: Spammers

At least the Vietnamese spammer was selling cinnamon capsules, something for which there may be more demand than fake Albanian passports.
by redietz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Scout Trout
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Re: Scout Trout

Living near and fishing the Battenkill for many years we would see fish doing this at times. Always a large fish. At the time the region 5 biologist thought it might be a way for fish to clean the lice from their gills. There is mention of this on line and photos. The only place I've really noticed...
by redietz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Site Updates & Suggestions
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 9
Views: 4984

Re: Spammers

I wonder how many fake passports he sells on this site, that he's so persistent in coming back?