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by David S.
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Gray Drake
Replies: 6
Views: 1582

Gray Drake

I just booked myself four days of fishing in one of Sweden's most reputable trout streams, hopefully we'll hit " duffers fortnight " just like last year when we had some massive Danica (Green Drake) hatches, and accompanying spinner falls. Quite the spectacle :D Of course this got me in the mood to ...
by David S.
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: The "Ed"- effect..
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: The "Ed"- effect..

SgtMajUSMC wrote:David,

Nice looking flies, and a great photo, as well!

Tim
Thanks Tim, I'm glad you liked them. Fran Betters sure created some real interesting and innovative patterns..

/David S.
by David S.
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: The "Ed"- effect..
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: The "Ed"- effect..

Yikes David, you're branching out... :| leaning just a bit away from Catskill classics here... :? be careful, could be a slippery slope... :P Nice ties, as always... ;) Thanks Ed, I do tie quite a few flies that are definitely not of Catskill origin, even the occasional bead-head nymph ;) Fran Bett...
by David S.
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: The "Ed"- effect..
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

The "Ed"- effect..

I've been looking closely at those very "fishy" looking Fran Betters'- patterns posted by Eperous, some great looking dries that got me wanting some of my own. I tied me up some Ausable Wulffs, some Haystacks and a couple of Usuals for this summers fishing. Thanks for the inspiration Ed :) There's a...
by David S.
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Oriole
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: Oriole

Thanks Gents, I'm glad you liked it. It is a rather striking pattern this one, I'd love to catch a fish one one of these :)

/David S.
by David S.
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Oriole
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Oriole

I got myself a new black Whiting Herbert Miner-cape in the mail today and thought I would try it out on an "Oriole". In "Fur, Feathers and Steel" Rube Cross lists the pattern as having " orange " wings, I think mine are perhaps a bit too red to suit Cross' recipe but that was the most orange hackle ...
by David S.
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Quill Gordon Emerger
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Re: Quill Gordon Emerger

Thanks gents, glad you find it to your liking :) I do quite a bit of emerger-fishing and I have found this style of fly quite effective. I also like Bob Wyatt's different emerger patterns, nice simple patterns that really catch.. /David S.
by David S.
Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Dette Waxed Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 6070

Re: Dette Waxed Thread

Joe,

Put me down for four UNI 8/0 in white whenever the machine is up and running again :)

/David S.
by David S.
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Quill Gordon Emerger
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Quill Gordon Emerger

I've been playing around with these emergers for a while trying to incorporate the major traits of some of my favorite classic patterns. This one is basically the same type of fly as the Red Quill-emerger I posted some time back, but tied in the style of the Quill Gordon. The hook is a Partridge K14...
by David S.
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: A couple of classic wets
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

A couple of classic wets

Ever since I found that article on fly-fishing by John McDonald's in that 1946 Fortune Magazine I've had a hankering for some nice classic wets. In the section of " Fancy Wet Flies - American and English " I found the "Professor", and in Ogden on Fly-Tying from 1887 I found the "Invicta". I like the...