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by Roy
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Soft-hackles
Replies: 19
Views: 2724

Re: Soft-hackles

LOVELY flies
by Roy
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Technique question-Wrapping hackle
Replies: 11
Views: 1249

Re: Technique question-Wrapping hackle

On page 238 of Trout Fishing in the Catskills by Ed Van Put this technique is described as a unique figure8 hackling method. We are informed that Herman had some of his dry flies (one a Quill Gordon) photographed and presented in George Parker Holden's book - Streamcraft. If anyone has a copy there ...
by Roy
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Purple snipes on a #14
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Purple snipes on a #14

Snipe and Purple

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Dark Snipe

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by Roy
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Partridge and Orange
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Partridge and Orange

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Partridge and Orange
#14
by Roy
Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Chadwicks 477
Replies: 24
Views: 8885

Re: Chadwicks 477

I was offered a two pound spool of 477 at a show a few weeks ago. No thanks, I don't rate it, different strokes for different folks. 477 is spot on for matching shrimps on the floor of a couple of miles of Hampshire's Upper Avon, the Armed Services' Water, where Sawyer worked. End of. On my home fre...
by Roy
Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Avon Special Emerger
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Avon Special Emerger

Thanks, Niklas.

narcodog - that is a Sprite grub hook #16
Any scud hook or short shank sproat should suffice
by Roy
Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Avon Special Emerger
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Avon Special Emerger

size 16, tie to match the hatch

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8-)
by Roy
Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Blackbird Spider
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Blackbird Spider

That fly is beautifully proportioned and wispy Nik.
Love it.
Can you do a Stewart Spider with that hackle?

Happy 2011 mate, Roy
by Roy
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Greenwell
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Greenwell

A beauty. Are the wings a tad longer than usual? maybe a tad, I want a long wing as this fly will sit low, I want me and the fish to see it in high waters in the early part of the year. The longer wing is pretty accurate to the natural and will allow the fly to land lightly on the water. It is some...
by Roy
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Greenwell
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Greenwell

Eperous wrote:Absolutely lovely Roy... :D Looking at that fly makes me think of so many great English angling books that I've read over the years, and where the seeds of our Catskill fly fishing heritage were first sown... Happy New Year's to you my friend... ;)

Ed
Cheers Ed