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André Ribeiro

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About André Ribeiro

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  • Birthday 09/12/1969

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    Trout, Snook, Tilapia
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    Niterói - RJ - Brasil

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  1. Hi Dave, If you like vintage items, like me, you will love it, like me. In recently trip to USA, I have purchased another reel to use with this bamboo rod, a New Zealand Brown Trout from Leland: I hope to premier it soon. Big Hug
  2. These are some parts of The complete book of fly fishing (by Tom McNally): And these are some photos of my Milward Para 15 7'6": The reel is a Vom Hofe reproduction from Angler's Roost Enterprise. Big Hug
  3. The appearance looks good, but I don't know about the mix of the materials. I guess your intent was to tie an dry, so you shoud avoid chenille cause it soaks very easy and it's very difficult to dry again, try a synthetic dubbing instead, like superfine and a floss for the ribbing. I think the wing is very thin too, try to put more fibers. Be carefully with the head, it looks a little bulky (too many turns), maybe less turns or a thinner thread, a varnish on it it's not a bad idea. Great Job
  4. Nice birds! These are some of the excelent poppers for bass, tied by a friend of mine Jorge here in Brasil. Big Hug
  5. I also liked both, and I tie both a little different too. For the Coachman (I call it Royal Wulff), I like to use moose hair for the tail (or elk hair or deer hair in the same size of the shank), because it floats better and don't soak. Proportions are very critical to dry flies, I use to tie the calft tail fibers about 75% of the shank, the three segments peacock-floss-peacock should be 1/3 of the size between the wing and the hook bend. I also like to use ultra wire over these three segments to add some flash and reinforce too. For the hackle, three turns behind the wing and two in front, reserve a little more space for the head. For the King Trude, I use half dubbing and half hackle (and a small space for the head). The tail should shows the two bars of the pheasant tail fibers. Try to draw the fly that you will tie and make some notes, it helps to pay attention to some details. Overall I guess your hackle could be a little longer (between 1.5 and 2 times the hook gap). And be carefull with the fibbers twist on the tail, it seems they are a little in the far side of the hook. Big Hug
  6. This is a Quack Coachman (a Royal Coachman with calf tail wings), that after some time had the golden pheasant tail fibers of the tail changed to hair (deer, elk or moose). So became called Royal Wullf ('cause it was similar with the Wulffs' patterns).
  7. Perfect! Excelent tip. Thanks for sharing.
  8. At your service. Royal Coachman uses duck feathers as wings. In fact it's an interesting story. Q L Quackenbush, a member of the Beaverkill Trout Club, like the fanwinged Royal Coachman but found the wings too flimsy and fragile. He asked Reuben Cross (a fly tyer) to dress a Royal Coachman with a more robust wing. Reuben asked his suppliers to send him suitable material that was stiff, white and kinky. They sent him Impala Tails that were ideal for the task. To the fly produced was given the name of the Quack Coachman by members of the Beverkill Trout Club. But, this fly looked very similar to the more popular Wulff dry flies and gradually became known as the Royal Wulff. Nowadays we use Calf Tail in substitution to the Impala Tail.
  9. There's a good material too at Hareline
  10. Are you refering my blog? I live in Brazil and my postages are written in portuguese, but as you said, there's a translator tool in it. I don't think it works very well, but it'll always be better than my translation. Big Hug
  11. Thanks Mike, This pattern supposed to imitate a stonefly and/or a hopper, so I agree there's no need tail. But it's an attractor, then I think all these hair and feather fiber are justified, even it looks something odd. Big Hug
  12. Thanks, It's a very interesting pattern in fact. I really know what you mean, my list is huge too. Big Hug
  13. Material List: Hook Tiemco 5263 #6 Thread 6/0 fluo orange Foam 2mm tan Angora Goat Dubbing burnt orange Poly Yarn white Golden Pheasant tippets Rubber legs barred (white/black) DNA Holo Chromosome Flash pearl Elk Hair natural Permanent Marker black Step by step tying instructions: http://www.fuzzyflies.com/2014/12/ho-candy-double-x.html Big Hug
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