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by eaustin
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Salmon Flies
Topic: Popham
Replies: 6
Views: 2385

Re: Popham

Sorry Eric and Allan, I thought I had posted a reply to you both but it's not here. Eric, the trip to Montana was amazing. Had a great day on one of the Missouri side channels, maybe the best flat water fishing I've ever had. The whole trip was phenomenal, Big Horn, Beaverhead, and Missouri all fant...
by eaustin
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Salmon Flies
Topic: Popham
Replies: 6
Views: 2385

Re: Popham

Thanks John. Good to be back, and your flies have always been and still are some of my favorites.
Eric
by eaustin
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Soft hackle with a dry?
Replies: 9
Views: 1834

Re: Soft hackle with a dry?

You're right of course, that's been done for years, a team of wets. I was referring to the dry fly-wet fly rig mentioned in the original post. That's where the swinging doesn't make sense to me, if you want the dry fly to remain so. That said, perhaps it could work as well.
Eric
by eaustin
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Salmon Flies
Topic: Popham
Replies: 6
Views: 2385

Popham

I post this only because I think that this forum should have at least one fly by someone other than Catskill John. (grin) Seriously, I'm a big fan of John's work and have enjoyed looking through all his contributions here today.
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by eaustin
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Soft hackles for Adirondack brookies?
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

Re: Soft hackles for Adirondack brookies?

I grew up in the Adirondacks, and it's my opinion that it makes very little difference what you use. I hiked up Mt. Dix one time and there was a small stream the entire length of the river. It was choked with small brook trout, all around 6". You could have thrown the foil from a gum wrapper in ther...
by eaustin
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Soft hackle with a dry?
Replies: 9
Views: 1834

Re: Soft hackle with a dry?

Other flies dropped off the back of a dry works great much of the time, be they nymphs, ants, midges, soft hackles, emergers, you name it. The only caveat is whether or not you create drag on the DRY fly in doing so. If the fish are on the duns or spinners, I like to fish just a solo fly if it's rea...
by eaustin
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Irish Wet Flies
Replies: 5
Views: 3066

Re: Irish Wet Flies

Haven't posted anywhere in awhile, but saw this thread. I'm visiting Ireland in June and plan to meet Alice Conba after all these years of corresponding with her on line. I now have a rather "vast" collection of her work and she is my favorite tier. I'll be staying with Roy Christie while there, and...
by eaustin
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Microfibbets
Replies: 16
Views: 3047

Re: Microfibbets

John, I use them for smaller split-tail flies like no-hackles, spinners and comparaduns. They work better for me there as I don't have to use a dubbing ball, I can just get away with a thread ball to split them widely. Something about the stiffness of them. I've caught a lot of fish out West with th...
by eaustin
Mon May 04, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Jess Wood
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Re: Jess Wood

The fly is really beautifully done John, I should have mentioned that in my post but was so curious about the feathers. One I've always wanted to do myself.
Eric
by eaustin
Sat May 02, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Jess Wood
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Re: Jess Wood

John, did you use actual Yanosh feathers? I've heard they're hard to work with, but have never seen any.
Eric