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About Par_Spots

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  1. That's the one! Thanks so much. The one forum that I didn't think to look in, and there it was.
  2. I could have sworn I saw a caddis larva pattern here 2 or 3 days ago that used cream/white antron or some other yarn to form a dubbing loop. The dubbing loop was filled with cream dubbing, and when wet, the black thread spiraled underneath the dubbing loop was visible. It was a really cool pattern, but I can't find it now, even after looking back several pages in multiple forums. :wallbash: Anyone happen to know the post I'm talking about and willing to point me in the right direction, or am I really losing it? Work has been worse than usual lately.... Thanks in advance.
  3. Sorry to dig up an old post. For you guys who use a hand whip finish, can you do them successfully for small flies? I can make a hand whip finish on my saltwater flies (size 6 and larger) pretty easily. But when I'm trying to tie stuff for tailwater fishing, I just can't seem to make it work for the size 18 flies. Any tips? :wallbash: Or should I just give up and keep using a whip finish tool?
  4. I was wondering the same thing, Taxon...
  5. You could pull an Edward Scissorhands.... a pair of scissors for each hand.
  6. That does help a lot. Now I have something to start working with at your site and at the Troutnut website. Thanks, Roger!
  7. I'm new to trout fishing, and consequently, I'm new to aquatic entomology. I live in Texas, but I visit eastern Tennessee and fish the tailwaters there (S. Holston and Watauga) for a day or two every couple of months. I have been trying to learn about the life cycles of the mayflies of those waters, but I only know the common names of the insects. I was hoping that some intrepid entomologist from that area could shed some light on the scientific name of the BWO and the "sulphurs" of that area. I would assume that the BWO's are a Baetis of some sort. I have no idea about the sulphurs. I'm trying to learn where (riffles vs. slack water) and how the different species emerge, as well as the behavior of the nymphs (swimmers, clingers, etc.), but it's impossible without the scientific name. If someone could help me out, I'd really appreciate it. Sorry I don't have pictures. I'll try to take some next time I'm there. Thanks!
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    Warning: This may be a stupid question from the new guy. :baby: What did you wind the parachute hackle around, since the wing is on top? As far as the foam goes, it looks like the soft foam used in cushioning electronics and other delicate objects for shipping. I have experimented with it before for wings on midge emergers. I don't think it would be any more stiff than a comparably sized poly wing post. Just my opinion, though.
  9. Very nice. And well-tied also. I'll be tying up a few of these.
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