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Soft Hackled Nymph Swap
Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:21 PM
Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:31 PM
Flies went in the mail this afternoon. Thanks for hosting.
“The thing about fishing is that it gives a man hope. Each cast builds a little hope and if he can lose himself to that hope, then the worries and the heartache fade into the background. The wind inside him dies down for a while”
The Royal Wulff Murders, by Keith McCafferty
Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:17 AM
Posted 31 January 2018 - 03:18 PM
Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:29 PM
Mine hit the mail today. Since I had just gotten some of the "477" replacement yarn from another member I stuck some red wire on another bobbin and tied up a dozen Sawyer Killer Bugs in size 16. Probably wouldn't be a bad thing to trail out behind the bigger pheasant tail for a swinging double.
Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:49 PM
Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:11 AM
I have some of the original on a small card...maybe a yard or so sent me by a generous old friend. The only way I'd tie with it is I get to go to the England stretch of river it was developed on.
I have about 5 or 6 different substitutes and the one I used seemed to be the closest in both wet and dry versions a guy did on another board. I tied these as per his instructions of only one wrap of yarn over the red wire base. Red wire butt, red wire head, yarn wrapped over wire in between. I have several I've tied but over wrapped yarn to give some bulk. He actually fishes them regularly unlike me and says the thin wrap is better. I tied them on either a 16 barbless hook (most of mine are today) and hope someone really gives them a try. I do know a guy who threw it on a pond just for fun and found out bluegills liked, but if looks slimy and fits in their mouth they eat it.
Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:47 PM
vicrider and Mainard I did get yours
everything looking great!