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Member Since 26 Jul 2018
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In Topic: most unrealistic fly that works

19 March 2019 - 05:45 AM

I caught several decent bluegill in a buddy's Iowa farm fond as a kid on a bare hook.  When that slowed down, we put pieces of grass on the hook and caught several more.  In Minnesota, we ran out of worms so I got some red yarn from my grandmother and tied it on a hook in a double overhand knot.  Caught several nice rock bass, bluegill, and crappie under the dock.  Maybe my indirect introduction to fly fishing. 

In Topic: New fly to tie

15 March 2019 - 04:16 AM

I have always recommended GRHE, Pheasant Tail, and Montana Nymph as starter nymphs.  For the same reasons others have stated, they each teach different techniques and they are all fish catchers.

In Topic: Storing hares dubbing

15 March 2019 - 03:42 AM

I prefer to pick what I need from different parts of the mask.  If you were to harvest all the fur, I would make at least 4 batches with different characteristics.

In Topic: Confused on feather selections. HELP

08 March 2019 - 01:46 PM

The expensive ones are the ones you need.

Seriously, there are different uses for all types of hackle. An explanation would be a huge post. In a nutshell, saddle hackle (used for wings on streamers and hackle on wooly buggers for example)is usually longer and webbier and a little softer than cape hackle (used on dry fly hackle and tails). Hen hackle is broader, rounded, webby, and soft. Usually used for wet flies.

In Topic: February 2019 Flies From the Vise

28 February 2019 - 04:16 PM

Dubbed. Ha!