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Leisenring Spider
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Patridge and Olive Emerger (Weilenmann)
Patridge and Olive Emerger (Weilenmann)
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Black Gnat
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Gtay Hackle
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Red Hackle
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Brahma Spider
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PT Nymph
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Hare's Ear, Wet
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Snipe and Pheasant
Snipe and Pheasant
SofthackleSeptember 26th, 2007, 7:29 am
Site Editor
Wellsville, NY

Posts: 540
Here's a selection of fall flies I use. Anyone else have favorites? If you can post them, please do.

Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

Flymphs, Soft-hackles and Spiders: http://www.troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/index.html
Shawnny3September 26th, 2007, 2:07 pm
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Hmmm... most of those look like soft hackles.

Nice flies and pics, Mark.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
JADSeptember 26th, 2007, 7:45 pm
Alexandria Pa

Posts: 362


Mark----fine job as usual. Many of your patterns are in my fly box. Where I fish ,I would add a size 12 Ginger Soft Hackle for the fall Caddis and a large Slate Drake S-H and that would be all a man would need.

JaD

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cocks wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
DavezSeptember 27th, 2007, 5:52 am
Pennsylvania

Posts: 59
i wouldnt limit thos flies to fall! those peacock bodied thangs are spring flies too! grannoms anyone??????
SofthackleSeptember 27th, 2007, 7:07 am
Site Editor
Wellsville, NY

Posts: 540
Dave,
I agree with you. Many of these flies work consistantly throughout the season and beyond. I selected these because I felt these were most likely to produce results in the fall. I consider the Red Hackle and Gray Hackle as attractor patterns. The combination of Peacock herl and red thread or floss has been and still is, very effective.

Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

Flymphs, Soft-hackles and Spiders: http://www.troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/index.html
MartinlfSeptember 27th, 2007, 8:16 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3042
Mark, what are your favorite hooks for wet flies?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
SofthackleSeptember 27th, 2007, 8:51 am
Site Editor
Wellsville, NY

Posts: 540
Louis,
Most of these flies I've shown are tied on Mustad 3399A, standard wire. I've used these for years without any problems. They are less expensive that the 3906s. The Partridge and Olive Emerger is on the same hook but carefully bent with rounded jeweler's pliers. I use other hooks as well, recently, and have been tying the P & O Emerger on Mustad C 49S. The Brahma Spider is tied on a Mustad R 48, caddis short. I like these for some spiders. I have also used Mustad C 53S for some flymph patterns. I try to fit my hooks to specific needs and insects I'm trying to represent. I want to try some Daiichi wet fly hooks as well as soon as I can. For nymphs I use Mustad 9671 and 9672.

I'm constantly looking at hooks for their shape and performance. I thumb through catalogs and scan web sites with great enthusiasm. I've noticed the Kamasan hooks recently, but have been told they are the same as Daiichi. Also like the look of Partridge Flashpoint hooks, too.

Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

Flymphs, Soft-hackles and Spiders: http://www.troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/index.html
CaseyPSeptember 27th, 2007, 9:10 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
Mark, those photos are nifty; thanks for taking the trouble to post them. in each one, the hook retains its barb; do you crimp them on the stream when you use the fly? to avoid injury at the tying desk i crimp first thing, but most photos of flies seem to show a barb.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
SofthackleSeptember 27th, 2007, 2:42 pm
Site Editor
Wellsville, NY

Posts: 540
Hi Casey,
Occasionally, I give flies to family and friends, and I leave that chore up to them. Most fly fishermen do crimp, as I do myself, but many others do not. Some feel there is not much difference as to whether one does or does not. I've always felt it makes a difference.

Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

Flymphs, Soft-hackles and Spiders: http://www.troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/index.html
Luc384October 5th, 2007, 12:54 pm
Belgium / zoersel

Posts: 14
First of all i`ll introduce myselve here..
I`m Luc and i live in Belgium, i`ve been flyfishing for over 20 years now and i started recently to practice flytying.
The pictures here are very nice examples for me to ty! Thanks for posting them here.
The flys i have tied are on my website www.flyfishingpassion.net

Kind regards from
Luc
The worst day fishing is still better than the best day at work!!
www.flyfishingpassion.net
TaxonOctober 5th, 2007, 3:22 pm
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1311
Nice site, Luk. I see we not only share the same vice, but also use same vise.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
SofthackleOctober 5th, 2007, 5:08 pm
Site Editor
Wellsville, NY

Posts: 540
Hi Luc,
Welcome. It's good to have a person, here, from Belgium. To help, some of the fly patterns are listed on my site at

My Fly Site

For those that are interested in the patterns not on my site, send me a private message and I'll get them to you.

Mark

"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

Flymphs, Soft-hackles and Spiders: http://www.troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/index.html
Shawnny3October 6th, 2007, 4:48 am
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Nice one, Roger.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
FlybyknightOctober 6th, 2007, 5:06 am
Milton, DE

Posts: 82
Beautiful ties. Balance and proportion to perfection.
My problem is that I can not tie any 2 flies that look exactly alike.
Again, nice, very nice.
Dick
Lightly on the dimpling eddy fling;
the hypocritic fly's unruffled wing.
Thomas Scott
CaseyPOctober 6th, 2007, 10:33 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
'way, 'way back, when i had NO IDEA what i was doing, i signed up for my first fly-tying class. the owner of the shop called to talk about the details. after the predictable chat about days and times, i heard her ask,
"Do you have a vice.?"

long...pause...finally i answered, "Um, soft porn and chocolate ice cream?"

another...longer... pause...

finally she asked, "Do you have any tools at all for tying flies?"

"Nope," i said.

"You better come in tomorrow and we'll set you up," she said.

and so i went over, and all was explained...we laugh about that to this day!
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
MartinlfOctober 6th, 2007, 11:27 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3042
What a great story. As I tell my Shakespeare students, sometimes the pauses tell more than words could.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Shawnny3October 6th, 2007, 11:38 am
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Outstanding, Casey.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com

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