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  1. I use both , I explained in article
  2. Hi guys, I wrote a short article about biots and herls used in fly tying: Is especially wrote for beginners, I hope you like it and I'l be very happy to know your opinions cheers Lucian
  3. Hi Bob Nelson, thanks for the idea Fotwin: try in the following way: make 3-4turns under the barbs to spread them. After that you make another 3 turns over the spreaded tail to fix them in the desired direction. Do not sart making the body right away from the base of the tail. leave 1mm of thread and then start making the body like the photo bellow:
  4. Hi Fotwim, glad that you like the article. I just answered to your question there on my blog. What type of thread do you use? The thicker thread that I use is 70 Denier UTC. Usually I use 17/0 Uni even for my flies tied on size #12. best, Lucian
  5. I wrote for beginners a small tutorial about tying tails for dry flies. if somebody is interested and is curious to read it. cheers, Lucian
  6. Silver Creek an apartment is around 80000-150000 eur. Rockworm please find bellow: Materials: Hooks: Maruto Dohitomi C46WBL in size #16-18 or Daiichi D1130 #16-20. Thread: UTC 70 Denier olive, cream and yellow or other threads that lays flat in colors closed to the insects color from your local rivers Tail: partridge barbs Hot Spot: white pearl UV Ribbing fibers Bead: 2mm or 1.5mm tungsten bead Coating: UV Resin – what you like, for me works excellent Trout Line Classic UV Resin Keep in mind that the fly should be very slim. best, Lucian
  7. here are a few micro baetis tiedfor crystal clear rivers. Where I go for fishing in Lombardia the fishing pressure is very high ( a lot of fishermen from Milano and near by are visiting these parts) so Catch and Release make the fish very spooky and educated. I prefer to fish differently to catch more than others and for this reason I use micro nymphs and thin tippets. Beatis start to be more efficient so I tie them in different ways . One way is to make them on small and very small hooks and I apply one layer of thin UV Resin to decrease the water resistance. Perdigones are nymphs tied like I described but tied with over sized beads. I prefer to fish lighter as possible so I use under sized beads . Here is a photo of them and I presume that will work fantastic also in US A river from these parts: fiume Mera best, Lucian
  8. Thanks guys, I tie them with normal tying thread , nothing else: Uni , UTC, Gordon G, what I found. If I go for grayling I don't apply anything on the body to increase the resistance . For trout one layer of head cement will help. The most common size is $16 but #14 will work fine. Sometimes I tie these flies on #18 but then I tie the fly without any wings, I make the and very sparse : cheers, Lucian
  9. Hi guys, became hot outside and ants started to be all over the places. I'd like to share a few of my ants that I use in Summer time. I prefer to tie on grub/caddis type of hook to provide a look more close to the natural look of dead ants. Hope you like them: best, Lucian
  10. Hi Joe, Totally agree with you. CDC in water has a particular transparency and movement. I like it very much and I use it a lot for nymphs and wet flies cheers lucian
  11. Hi guys, Here is a nymph that I recommend to all who like to add CDC in tying nymphs. This model is simple and effective and I never go for trout in May and June without having this model in size 12 and 14. Normally I fish using a long leader (6m aprox ) with 2 flies and this one is on the dropper. Whet water is ginger clear ( depending if is cold outside and snow from Alpine mountains didn't start melting ) I don't use a hot spot. A few small tricks for beginners: -to have a visible hot spot I start ribbing saving a small space of 2mm of orange thread. If I make turns with ribbing materials right away from butt I cover a big part of the orange spot and will not be so visible. -when I make the hackle , I fix the CDC barb from the tip and I don't apply more than 3 turns.The stem is more elastic in the tip area and the length of the CDC will suit perfectly for these type of flies. cheers, Lucian
  12. I tie for more than 20 years and I presume that I'm able to make a difference between turkey and other feathers. These are longer and more stiffer than turkey. With a turkey biot you cannot tie on size 12, 10 or 8 hooks. probably those from wild turkey and only from big and old birds. Devaux don't have any business agreement with Nature Spirit and don't buy products from them. More than that Devaux started to use these feathers from 50 years ago, I think that Nature Spirit was not on the market in that time... cheers Lucian
  13. I asked devaux and they told me that is these pcs are from swam. Cheers, lucian
  14. They look similar because are feathers but I'm sure that these feathers are not from turkey or goose. These are more wide in barbs and more resistant. Tying time for a fly like this one is around 3 min. A very easy to tie type of fly
  15. No, with goose biots you cannot tye on hook size #12 and #10. ore than that are not so wide and not so resistant. These are condor substitutes from Mouche Devaux France:
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