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  1. 3 hours ago, Moshup said:

    OP is from Massachusetts.


    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. On 3/3/2021 at 6:20 PM, redietz said:

    I believe that all of the suggested substitutes are legal here.

    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. 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.

  4. 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":



  5. On 9/24/2020 at 8:33 PM, Mark Knapp said:

    I went into my fly tying room to look for my Opti-visors and this is what I saw. I should probably a little be ashamed but I'm really not. What with moose season and all I haven't had time to straighten up.

    It's probably all about priorities, and you can see where mine are. I'll get to it somewhere between goose season/soft water fishing and ice fishing.



    It's a mess, I know. They say the first step in solving a problem is acknowledging it. I think I see a problem.


    A mess? What are you talking about! Looks perfectly organized to me.

    I am not kidding!



  6. 7 hours ago, niveker said:

    I'm on the opposite side of the CT River from you. 

    From what I can recall, the United States Whip Company became the US Line Company, which became or created as a subsidiary the Universal Vice Corp..............


    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!



  7. 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?


  8. Sparkle Dun. Here tied on a size 10 hook since I still struggle with spinning deer hair and with the proportions on this fly. I really hate spinning deer hair, meaning, so far, I stink at it! It does not show well on the pictures, but the deer hair "wings" on this fly are fairly asymmetrical.

    I found the fly (commercially tied) to be quite productive this morning, so I had to try!

    Any input or feedback is welcome.






  9. 7 hours ago, WWKimba said:

    I look forward to seeing the Buggers and I'll have your name first on the NYMPH Swap when I post it's sign-up (in a little over a week from now or so).



    And to be really...really premature, count me in for Partridge and Orange, for the wet fly swap. Question is should I go all Partridge and Orange, or go wild and give you Partridge and Orange, Partridge and Yellow and Partridge and Olive!? Hmmm, decisions, decisions.....

    I'd better start cracking on those Woolly Buggers....



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