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  1. I do live in Western Mass. I intend to use these mainly on the Farmington in Connecticut, a little south of me, as well as the Swift river in Massachusetts, although the Swift is not famous for it's Hendrickson hatch. Not sure about the Ware river. I will visit the Beaverkill and Willowemoc in the the Catskills in early June for a couple of days, but it maybe too late in the season for Hendricksons. In summary, these are intended mainly for the Farmington river in Connecticut.
  2. With possibly one or two exceptions (e.g. it is legal to hunt Wilson's Snipe in most states), it is illegal to sell or even possess most of the species mentioned in this video in the USA.
  3. If I choose to dub a male Hendrickson dry fly (dark Hendrickson), rather than use a quill body, what do you suggest for dubbing material and particularly which color? Thanks in advance.
  4. I was going to say "wingless Catskill style dry flies", but I figured that by making them wingless we are deviating from the Catskill style, and I realize that some originated elsewhere, e.g. the Adams originated in Michigan. What do you think of "wingless" flies with traditional hackle and tailing, but lacking simulation of Mayfly wings? There is some tradition in this for e.g. Art Flick's Dun and Cream Variants. Basically hackled variants of the Adams, BWO, Hendrickson, March Brown etc. in addition to the Art Flick's Variants (which I would also alter in the sense of a dubbed rather than quill body), but lacking the traditional "wing". Does the trout care about the Mayfly wing? Do they see it clearly eyeing the fly from below? Do they care? Obviously I am aiming at simplifying the tying of the fly from both a difficulty and time spent tying each perspective. Opinions, feedback or banter welcome.
  5. Count me in probably for a wingless Adams variant. I am however a little dismayed that you have not received the nymph submission yet. Serves me right for procrastinating.
  6. I mailed mine today. For anyone who is interested, the recipe for my Caddisfly Larva is: - Wet fly hook (actually Daiichi 1530) - 6/0 thread (Brown Uni) - 6 to 7 turns of 0.15 lead free wire - Australian Possum dubbing in golden olive for the body - Australian Possum dubbing in brown for the head - Chartreuse colored copper wire ("Brassie" size) for the rib It is mostly following a pattern by Tim Flagler. This is a bad picture of a prototype. The final flies had brown instead of black "heads":
  7. I was one of the ones who wanted in during the first swap. Count me in with the Partridge and Orange.
  8. Keep the extra flies, one can never have enough Woolly Buggers. Mine may not be pretty, but I am not sure if the trout care!
  9. A mess? What are you talking about! Looks perfectly organized to me. I am not kidding!
  10. I plan to send you a "simple" caddisfly larva, from Paul Fling's and Donald Puterbaugh's "The Basic Manual of Fly-Tying" book, or a close variation on it. BTW, in all honesty, I think I belong more in the beginner section of this swap. Thanks.
  11. Ah yes, of course; THE whip capital of the world! Much to my surprise, there is actually still a whip manufacturer left in Westfield. Westfield Whip; the last one standing!
  12. Looking at the latest edition of Leiser's book, he lists Universal Vise, even listing a website for them! Sadly, it is no longer valid. Turns out they were based in the next town over from me! Anybody have any info regarding the company, and the company's history? When did they go out of business? Thanks.
  13. The second in the series - Nymphs Swap - is now posted and, as promised, you are first on the list.  Let me know your pattern.  If there is a change just let me know - this is a swap NOT a contract! :)

    Kim 

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