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by flickingfeathers
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Poppers - how much?
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Poppers - how much?

Those Vinces poppers should be about 7 quid, stage tied for speed I recon you could bang out 10-15 tail sections in an hour then do all the heads in another hour.
We can sit and do a few this week if you want.
by flickingfeathers
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Best fishing moments
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Re: Best fishing moments

I can't remember my first fly caught trout, but my first fish on a toby when i was about 8 still sticks out. My first mahi mahi-one of my favourite fish- is definitely up there for me, along with my first first mahi from shore. The first carp I caught on fly is another of my best moments, I had been...
by flickingfeathers
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: "Just touching the line" in slip shoot PULD
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: "Just touching the line" in slip shoot PULD

The briefest of touches was something I certainly struggled with while learning this cast.
Still find myself somewhat puzzled by it at times, usually when thinking about it during practice rather than when I've used it in fishing situations.
by flickingfeathers
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Hi-viz hare
Replies: 17
Views: 1843

Re: Hi-viz hare

by flickingfeathers
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: old fashioned
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: old fashioned

Paul Arden wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:40 pm
I haven’t tied split wings in close to 30 years. I’ll have a go when I’m next at a vise to see if I still can :D

Thanks,
Paul
it's like riding a bike...
by flickingfeathers
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: old fashioned
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: old fashioned

Exquisite tying! I have Greenwell's in the box as well, and I love fishing them. It's quite difficult getting the fly just right in terms of scruffiness, in a pattern that doesn't really lend itself well to scruffiness, unless you get the wings just right (or maybe just a little bit wrong?). Lars T...
by flickingfeathers
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Bernd's spinning fly
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Bernd's spinning fly

I like this a lot. Totally agree that it's a fly too.
I use poplips a lot here in Japan for seabass and black bass. I'm also playing around with the pro-sportfisher propellers on my floating minnows with good results.
Keen to hear what others think or are doing..
by flickingfeathers
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: old fashioned
Replies: 5
Views: 669

old fashioned

Following from my FP I'm doing some more of these old fashioned flies. Here's a Greenwell's with an old fashioned bunched and split wing of starling. It's a tricky winging style to get right, especially with starling, and a fly with a normal slip wing(or even EP) will catch just as many fish I'm sur...
by flickingfeathers
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Weedless Frog
Replies: 20
Views: 2085

Re: Weedless Frog


Here's one I do quite well on.
just change the colour for froggyness
by flickingfeathers
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Do you wax on or wax off?
Replies: 22
Views: 3485

Re: Do you wax on or wax off?

I use wax quite a lot, and find it makes a big difference in some instances. When I tie North Country Spiders, which I do quite a lot, I like to use real silk threads (both old Gossamer and modern variants), and they require wax to get the right colour, and, more importantly, to preserve the thread...

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