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by troutingintas
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Quack Coachman or is it a Royal Wulff?
Replies: 20
Views: 4356

Re: Quack Coachman or is it a Royal Wulff?

I assumed A.J. McClane was referring to African Impala which is a bit longer and more translucent than calf tail. I'd love to see an original Cross Quack or the Dette Quack that mikevalla is referring to on page 32 of 'Founding Flies'. Put yourself in the mind of Reuben Cross given the task by Leona...
by troutingintas
Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Quack Coachman or is it a Royal Wulff?
Replies: 20
Views: 4356

Re: Quack Coachman or is it a Royal Wulff?

I think Schwiebert is also wrong stating: "Cross tied some using upright wings of calftail ....." According to The Practical Fly Fisherman by A.J. McClane, 1953, 1977. "Reub asked his supplier for any part of an animal with stiff, kinky, white hair. All the dealer could find was a half-dozen impala ...
by troutingintas
Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Quack Coachman or is it a Royal Wulff?
Replies: 20
Views: 4356

Re: Quack Coachman or is it a Royal Wulff?

Schwiebert says it was L.Q. Quackenbush who first conceived the upright hair wing, but his grandson informed me that his name was actually Leonard Charles Quackenbush. From 'Trout' by Ernest Schwiebert, 1978 "Hair-wing flies had their beginnings on the Henry's Fork of the Snake before the First Worl...
by troutingintas
Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Red Quill's
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Red Quill's

Hello narcodog, In very old fly recipies, where they state 'red' they mean brown, however, Flick probably called it a 'Red Quill' because he used the quill from a stripped Rhode Island Red feather. I like the look of a fly body made with a stripped natural Rhode Island Red feather, especially if one...
by troutingintas
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Cahill Bivisible Spider - Arnold Gingrich
Replies: 44
Views: 14396

Re: Cahill Bivisible Spider - Arnold Gingrich

If it's called the Cahill Bivisible Spider and it was created in the 1930's, one would think that it would be a dry bivisible fly modelled on the wet Cahill. When where those old wet Cahill dark and light patterns adapted to the Cahill dry flies we see today? Would not the front hackle replace the w...
by troutingintas
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Red Quill Variant
Replies: 12
Views: 3408

Re: Red Quill Variant

Love that body.
Is the quill over claret dubbing finished with a coat of clear?
Or, did you use something like claret coloured T/shirt ink (wiped back with a damp cloth) to fill the gaps between the quill and then, when dry, finish with a coat of clear?
by troutingintas
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Spinning dubbing for smaller soft hackle flies
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Re: Tying fuzzy fur bodies for smaller flies

For the dubbing loop on small flies use the finest thread you can find, something like Danville's Spiderweb.
by troutingintas
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Cinberg step by step
Replies: 21
Views: 9462

Re: Cinberg step by step

Great technique JC.
It's easy, quick and it gives a more even length of barb than winding the feather like hackle.
You have me thinking of using the same method with other similar types of feather.

Alan
by troutingintas
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Extended body Bi-Vis
Replies: 0
Views: 720

Extended body Bi-Vis

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j308/trouting/Extfurledbivis.jpg Hook: # 12 Gamakatsu C12 Thread: Clear Abdomen: 3 strand of peacock herl furled with a dark iron blue cock hackle Rib: Copper wire - locking in thorax hackle Thorax: 4 strand of peacock herl palmered with a dark iron blue cock hackl...
by troutingintas
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Katterman tail?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Katterman tail?

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j308/trouting/Katterman.jpg The above photo of a 'Katterman' (tied by Frank Kuttner) is from the Sparse Grey Matter Dry Fly Pattern Database, posted by catskilljohn. When I first looked at the photo, I thought the hackle tip tail was tied horizontal like a beaver t...