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by troutingintas
Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Wet Fly Winging
Replies: 17
Views: 3110

Re: Wet Fly Winging

catskilljohn wrote: Image
I like the look of that brook trout fin fly. I wonder how a fly fashioned after the spawning fin colours of other species such brown or rainbow trout or whatever would go.
by troutingintas
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Truform
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: Truform

Allan P, How does this fly sit on or in the surface? Is the tail and abdomen supposed to ride high? You don't often see that technique of burning the mono to make a mushroom shaped blob to stop the hackle coming off. These days, fly dressers could use the method Roy Christie developed for his Revers...
by troutingintas
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Teddy Gordon Dark Cahill
Replies: 14
Views: 2405

Re: Teddy Gordon Dark Cahill

corlay wrote:seems like if a split wing were a necessary form,
"parachute" style ties would incorporate them also - but they don't.
corlay, "parachute" style split wing flies are called Water Walkers.

http://www.flytyer.com/index.php?option ... &Itemid=90
by troutingintas
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Teddy Gordon Dark Cahill
Replies: 14
Views: 2405

Re: Teddy Gordon Dark Cahill

zazzer, Lee Wulff actually preferred to tie his flies with a single wing. In the film, Wulff was most likely refering to his hair-wing flies of the late 1920's, but in truth, the same theory applies to upright split woodduck wings. Wulffs close friend and fishing companion Dan Bailey marketed Lee's ...
by troutingintas
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Raffia
Replies: 21
Views: 3002

Re: Raffia

Here's what H. G. McClelland states in his 1898 book, How to Tie Flies for Trout and Grayling Fishing. “I have recently turned my attention to a new material, which I believe to be a very useful one. It is roffia grass, used by gardeners to train plants and make up bouquets. It is to be had of a ver...
by troutingintas
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Teddy Gordon Dark Cahill
Replies: 14
Views: 2405

Re: Teddy Gordon Dark Cahill

I found Harry McClelland's book on line and once I looked at Fig. 57 and read the text, I realised I should have been more specific. Sorry guys. Let me rephrase my enquiry ... when and why did Catskill fly dressers begin making dry flies with split upright woodduck flank feather wings.
by troutingintas
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Teddy Gordon Dark Cahill
Replies: 14
Views: 2405

Re: Teddy Gordon Dark Cahill

Love classic old flies with a history.

After reading the article, I wondered when and why did Catskill fly dressers begin dressing flies with split wings?

Can anyone answer this question?

Alan
by troutingintas
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Raffia
Replies: 21
Views: 3002

Re: Raffia

narcodog, I hope that Joselands 1906 kapok underbody concept works well for whatever dry fly you, or any others happen to dress. I did some research on raffia and found that it doesn't shrink with moisture. This suggests to me that generally raffia should be wound tight, but not so tight with a kapo...
by troutingintas
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Raffia
Replies: 21
Views: 3002

Re: Raffia

Here's an old Australian pattern that for flotation, Joseland cleverly used kapok under the raffia. Hackle Hopper (Howard Joseland) wet or dry - circa 1906 http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j308/trouting/HackleHopper380.jpg Hook: # 12, 10 or 8 down eye Body: Raffia grass over kapok Hackle: Partridge...
by troutingintas
Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hooks-Then vs. Now
Replies: 23
Views: 3139

Re: Hooks-Then vs. Now

Are chemically sharpened hooks worth the money just to have them real sharp before the elements start to take their toll? Personally, I think that they are worth paying a bit more for, but anglers should be aware that they soon become dull. Are most of the used flies in your fly box still sharp? Go ...