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Toothy

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  • Birthday 11/08/1978

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  1. Mixed Color CDC & Biot Baetis Emerger Perhaps not the prettiest but definitely one of the fishiest patterns I fish. I am not sure exactly why it fishes so well, I tell myself that the CDC creates movement, no matter the reason it simply works. Materials: Hook: FireHole 316 size 18 Tail: Bronze Mallard Shuck: TroutHunter CNE Dubbing in black Abdomen: Canada Goose Biot in brown olive Ribbing: Semperfli 0.1 mm in copper Thorax: TroutHunter CDC in a split thread technique using Golden Brown, Brown, Black and Dun colors. Wing: TroutHunter CDC in Dark Dun Head: TroutHunter Professional Dry Fly Dubbing in Dark Honey - Nathan
  2. Hackle Stacker Emerger and Dun in Hendrickson Started to experiment with Bob Quigley's hackle stacker method recently. It gives a very nice profile. The use of Speckled Dun and Speckled Badger hackle gives them a little extra eye appeal, at least to me, as I know the trout don't care. The hackle stacker method is an interesting idea to incorporate in to a lot of different patterns. Materials Emerger: Hook: TMC 206 BL Tail: Bronze Mallard Shuck: TroutHunter CNE Dubbing Abdomen: Rusty brown Canada goose biot Ribbing: Semperfli 0.1mm Light Gold wire Thorax: TroutHunter Professional Dry Fly Dubbing in Hendrickson Hackle: Whiting Speckled Dun Saddle Thread: Semperfli 18/0 Nano Copper Materials Dun: Hook: TMC 101 Tail: Coq de Leon Ginger Bardo with CDC Abdomen: Hendrickson Goose Biot Thorax: Nature's Spirit: Tan Peacock herl Hackle: Whiting: Speckled Badger Saddle Thread: Semperfli 18/0 Nano Copper Nathan
  3. @vicrider Haha! Too true! Who could possibly order only one when you see all that he has to offer! What color are you hunting for this time? I also enjoy tying with Cree. Such a great combination of colors!
  4. Agree with the recommendation of Feather Emporium. He has stuff that no one else seems to have. Also, if he has what you are looking for the $20 cost of a 100 pack is not much of a risk.
  5. CDC Biot Emerger in Blue Wing Olive Materials Hook: TMC 226 BL Thread: Semperfli 18/0 in Olive Tail: Bronze Mallard Shuck: TroutHunter CEN Olive Brown Abdomen: Canada goose biot in Olive Thorax: TroutHunter Professional Dry Fly Dubbing in Blue Wing Olive Hackle: Hungarian Partridge Wing: Polish CDC in Dun
  6. Quality tools that perform their job admirably are a joy to use!
  7. The name "Cree" sure makes people cough up a lot of cash! While the Gold grading means it has a TON of feathers, this particular saddle has too little ginger/brown in it's coloration to be something I would be looking for if I were one the hunt for a really great Cree.
  8. Nice pictures. When I look at mine closely they look like this on both sides. I don't see any coating, I just think this is an area that the paint didn't cover...🤷🏼‍♂️ Regardless, they hold beautifully and the ring on the other side is very comfortable to hold and wrap with. I mostly use mine while wrapping biots.
  9. No coating or texture. The sides however bend away from each other after the contact point. See photos
  10. For me it is the fact that the hackle, or whatever is being held, NEVER slips out of the jaws. Additionally, they hold firmly without weakening the material being held. If the materials break near the hook it is likely due to either brittle materials or excessive pressure. A little practice should eliminate the excessive pressure issue however.
  11. Peacock herl can be very brittle and frustrating sometime regardless of whether you are trying to twist them on to a hook with hackle pliers or your fingers. Another vote for C&F Design hackle pliers as one of the best.
  12. Thanks man! Right back at ya! That Lady Caroline is well done!
  13. Harrop's Last Chance Cripples in.... you guessed it Hendrickson! Both soft hackled and neck hackled versions I have always liked the way this pattern fishes when tied with a soft hackle as opposed to stiff neck or saddle hackle. it seems to sit in the film better and have more movement. I have tied them with partridge, hen hackle and speckled CDC in the past. All work beautifully and in my opinion, are more effectively than their stiff hackled counterparts. Materials Used Hook: TMC 101 (here size 14) Thread: Semperfli 18/0 Nanosilk in Copper Tail: Lemon Wood Duck Shuck: TroutHunter CNE Dubbing in Olive Brown Abdomen: Rusty Canada goose biot Ribbing: Danville Fine Gold Thorax: TroutHunter Professional Dry Fly Dubbing in Pink Albert Wing: Natural Brown CDC Hackle: Hungarian Partridge for the soft hackle and Speckled Golden Badger for the standard version Best, Nathan
  14. Kelly’s Swinger Stackers are very beautifully engineered tools. Hair stackers should be selected based on the diameter of the clump and the length of hair being stacked. if you’re in to small hair wing flies the small Swinger Stacker is a thing of beauty because you won’t have any hairs fall horizontally inside the stacker. Additionally the XL Swinger is a great tool for big collars on streamer patterns. These stackers took some getting used to for me. I used the brass Edgin stackers for around 20 years before getting the full range of Swinger Stackers. In the end they all accomplish the same thing. The more important matter, to me anyway, is having a range of sizes based on the flies you are going to be tying. I would imagine the Loon offering would be similar in use, but I have not tried them. Best, Nathan
  15. @Sandan Well put, I agree completely. Fun to get ready for a trip like that!
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