bobbrown

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  1. Sorry if I offended you flatwing.My post about the yak was directed to the fly presented in the original post.....which...by the way is the subject of the thread.
  2. Not so sure about the SF blend...don’t see his flash throughout the material. how about yak? That’s my guess
  3. Rio outbound short shooting heads.intermediate, s3, s6
  4. Caught a bunch on the flats. Fly.....big and orange
  5. If you plan to use thin shooting line the “open” spool on those reels might pose a problem. I know on my set ups the mono would get caught between the spool and the frame....not good. I’d be looking much closer to a closed spool design....or is it called full frame...not sure Perfect opportunity to go on eBay and buy a good used Billy Pate Marlin anti reverse!
  6. If you plan to use thin shooting line the “open” spool on those reels might pose a problem. I know on my set ups the mono would get caught between the spool and the frame....not good. I’d be looking much closer to a closed spool design....or is it called full frame...not sure
  7. Take a look at Flymen’s Pop n Fly..... fly fishing answer to the popping cork. works great for redfish in muddy water.
  8. We mostly fished the Letort from the barn meadow downstream thru a long run that ended right before the “new” Route 81 bridge then thru a turn that ended by Charlie fox’s house. That long run was lined with dense Elodea (the weed in your Aquarium) about 10 feet from both banks with a clear run between the banks. We would pull a handful of weed and marvel at it coming alive with cress bugs. Took a few to a fly shop in Norristown (Jacks ...I Think) that had some extra secret dubbing material. Matched it perfectly with some baby seal ...the real stuff...that he dyed in a silver olive. Hook size 18 2x long....make a dubbing ball and wind it on. Trim flat top and bottom and curve the sides. The stuff was a perfect solid color core and translucent edges these fish loved. Tie it to some 6x .. DT floating line...fiberglass rod ...and watch for the white of their mouths to indicate a take. The white mouth was the key as these were pre strike indicator times. Great fun!!!
  9. I fished the Letort every weekend for several years. Saw and talked to Charlie Fox and Vince Marinaro a lot. Dropped grasshoppers above Vince’s lair for photo shots. In essence...I knew the water well. But this was back in the 70’s and I’m sure things have changed. But here goes... used only one fly...cress bug tied with silver olive seal. Fly was so simple it ruined my tiring. never walked in the water. Stood back with optics to find feeding fish the approached very slowly. looked for fish nosing the cress to work out cress bugs then normally had good success on large fish. these were the great loch leven browns....think their all gone due to chemicals used up at the cress farm. the memories of the fishing are very special!
  10. The beast is great! So is the Conomo special! Also....take a look at the articulated trout fly patterns. A lot to learn from those patterns. Kelly Galloup ties with marabou. So..I up size them. Use a couple b10s in 2/0 and 1/0 with wire connector in marabou and you have a easy casting big fly that has great action. The marabou is much easier casting than longer artificial or natural fibers and with the two hooks you get length without weight. streamers are all the rage and these guys have really make a science out of it. check out Gunnar Bremmer you tubes about how Head design effects action. great stuff!
  11. I’m not sure exactly what you mean by hinge. And how exactly do you notice it in your cast. thanks
  12. Thanks Jonny......great to have you participate!
  13. Local 66. Your applying several coats prior to attaching eyes? You allow complete dry time between coats? thanks
  14. Having a bit of a problem on some of the ties. Seems like when I bodkin the LF back over the head sometimes it deforms or flattens the head a bit. maybe I need to thin the stuff? If so...how much
  15. Thanks. Thats a great SBS. Tried the LF like the SBS showed and worked great. Just turned the vise a couple times during first 1/2 hour. Turned out great. a little time consuming....but good result.