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Rodd Gunn

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About Rodd Gunn

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  • Birthday 02/10/1945

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    Trout, Bass
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    Lebanon, PA

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  1. Rodd Gunn

    Going to PA

    If you want to go somewhere where there are trout, go to the Yellow Breeches at Boiling Springs. There is a fly shop right there.
  2. Try spraying the feather with clear Krylon on the underside of the feather only. Not on the brightly colored side. See how that works.
  3. I was curious myself. Personally, I don't like this new format. I liked the previous format. Maybe that has something to do with it.
  4. I have been tying my own leaders for over 35 years. I start off with about 12 inches of .020 Yellow Stren, then 24 inches of .019 yellow stren, then 16 inches of .017 yellow stren, then 16 inches of .015 yellow stren, then .013, .010, .009, .008. .007. everything below .010 is florocarbon. My .010 section is red mono. So when I break off I know what section to replace. By using yellow stren, I have a built in strike indicator. My length measurements are not exact. I try to keep the leader at 9 feet.
  5. Those are some great pictures along with some nice weather. Our weather here in Pennsylvania stinks right now. Cold and rainy all the time. Could that brownie be stream bred? Sure looks like one.
  6. Interesting looking nymph. I like it.
  7. I just made a photo of my poster board. This makes it a lot easier to understand.
  8. I never saw a woolly bugger gage. You have to make it yourself. Draw one on the edge of your poster board. An example would be for a size 8 bugger, the hackle should be no more than twice the gap of the hook. Do the same for a size 12, 10 and maybe a 6. Rodd Gunn
  9. First of all here is what i would do. Get yourself some white poster board large enough to fit under your vise (24" x 24"). Not only does it give you good visibility, but lets you mark right on the board some indicators that you use regularly. Now, at the bottom of the poster board closet to you draw a hackle gage. Beginning at size 22 and going upward to size 8. Then draw a hackle gage specifically for woolly bugger in the same fashion but using your size bugger hooks. Additionally on your board, you can draw a gage for tinsel on streamers and another gage for the length of streamer wings for various size hooks. All this comes in vary handy. Using these gages will help make your hackles more consistent. I hope this helps.
  10. That is a nice spinner. What's the recipe?
  11. Here is a modification to a bugger I saw on another site. Supposed to be a good Brook Trout Bugger. Keep in mind this will be a working fly this year. Not a presentation fly. Thanks for looking. Rodd Gunn
  12. The only reason I am trying these hooks is to try something new. I like the look of the black hook. I do realize that there are less expensive hooks and I have plenty of them. Like I said, tying something new.
  13. Very nice tie. That is my go to nymph. In fact I have been tying several colors in the same style as your PT. I have also switched over to a scud hook when tying them.
  14. I once raised some dun Orpington's that produced some real great dry fly quality feathers. The feathers are not as long as the specialty birds, but they were good. In fact I still have some I am using. You might have to use two hackles for a standard dry fly. They are also good layers. Google Orpington to get some information about the breed.
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