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Forum: News & articles for discussion 07-02-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By bocast
Re: Going back in time with wet flies

A soft hackle is one type of wet fly, while there are several varieties of wet flies, for example, winged wets like the Silver Invicta and Wickham's Fancy (two of the very best).

Seek out and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 06-21-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By bocast
Re: Guide recomendations

Guide recommendation:

. Eric Stroup in central PA

Brian Shumaker on the Susquehanna

Don't expect the same average trout size as the big western tailgaters, but the Pennsylvania fish are...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 06-18-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By bocast
Re: First trout on fly rod - SWVA

Beautiful fish in a beautiful spot. Congratulations! That first trout is a rush, isn't it?
Thanks for the great report.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 06-18-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By bocast
Weekend fishing in Slatyfork, WV

Over breakfast, a seasoned fly fisherman who travels to fish the Elk often generously shared his great local knowledge. A hike into the upper Elk River, along the old railway was rewarded by...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 06-18-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By bocast
Spend money on casting lessons and any decent rod will work great for you

Casting lessons are key. I spent years building bad habits that a few casting lessons early on would have prevented.

In that area I would recommend Eric Stroup for casting lessons. He fixed all...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-28-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By bocast
Re: Question about Kaman B160 hooks

Great hook. Love it for sparse soft hackles. It's quite strong, holding up well to big fish. I get mine from Great Feathers.

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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-16-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By bocast
Re: 5wt switch, Sage One or Orvis H2

I'd cast em if you can. Use a Rio switch line for the weight switch that you get or try a long belly line for a 7 wt. Single hand rod like a steelhead line.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-16-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,466
Posted By bocast
Re: What have you been tying today?

Planettrout, that MOOS VL CRUNCHA is a gorgeous pattern. Would you mind listing the materials? What a fishy looking soft hackle!
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-04-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By bocast
Re: Opinions on SLF Prism dubbing

I use it a lot, especially the Peacock Prism SLF. That particular dubbing on the thorax of a silver spider with black hackle has caught me an amazing number of trout. (Wotton's "Black & Silver...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-04-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By bocast
Re: How did you get interested in Tying?

My best friend showed me how to tie a red rock worm when I picked up fly fishing in Wyoming on the North Platte. I didn't take up tying regularly until I fell in love with wet fly fishing. To fish...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-25-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,466
Posted By bocast
Re: What have you been tying today?

Granny Smith

[IMG]http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p667/bocast/April%2025%202015%20100123%20PM%20EDT_zpsitxsifsh.jpg...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-19-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,466
Posted By bocast
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p667/bocast/Picture_zps95fae294.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/bocast/media/Picture_zps95fae294.jpg.html)

Hook: Kamasan B160 #16
Thread: Pearsall's...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-19-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,035
Posted By bocast
Re: Frank Sawyer's Killer Bug and Chadwick-477

Moucheur2003, the Scotty's Rare Steak looks ready for a prime lie in the river.

When my order of Berroco UAF comes in, I will (try to) tie one up just as pretty, and also see if I can separate...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-04-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,466
Posted By bocast
Re: What have you been tying today?

Planettrout, That wobble right caddis is one of the best and most piscatorially promising soft hackle ties I have ever seen! I love the elegant use of darker back and lighter ventral surface...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-29-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5,891
Views: 381,466
Posted By bocast
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p667/bocast/bk_ties/Squatter%20Soft%20Hackle_zpspi6qsz9i.jpeg...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-21-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By bocast
Re: Can a permanent marker serve as a sub for dyeing hackle? (Maybe a dumb question,

Thank you all, especially silver creek.. I will be investing in art markers! Silver creek, those great photo examples with the hoppers in different color schemes make the point convincingly.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-21-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By bocast
Re: Can a permanent marker serve as a sub for dyeing hackle? (Maybe a dumb question,

Thank you for the advice. If the permanent marker can work temporarily, I can use it to try a pattern. If it catches well, I'll use Veniards, RIT or KoolAid and the dyeing threads here to dye some...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-21-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By bocast
Can a permanent marker serve as a sub for dyeing hackle? (Maybe a dumb question, but

In a thread which showed dc410's attractive tie of a Leisenring Black Gnat, a brief mention was made of trying a permanent marker to color hackle.

Does that work?

I would like to tie a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-21-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By bocast
Re: bugs and imitations

Fantastic video. Thanks for the post!
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-21-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,035
Posted By bocast
Re: Frank Sawyer's Killer Bug and Chadwick-477

Moucheur2003 those look great. I'm betting they live up to the name killer bugs.

Flytire, with all respect I disagree. I think the tiny variegations from thin inner strands lend an impression...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-21-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By bocast
Re: Soft Hackle hook

Kamasan hooks like the B175. Heavy wire that stands up to Wyoming rainbows and Great Lakes steelhead, great hookup rate, classic proportions for a wet fly hook

Hanak barbless

Tiemco barbless
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-25-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,238
Posted By bocast
Re: Silver Creeks UV Products

UV resin can add accents to old school flies. I use CCG to add a tail spot to a spider. The hackle is tied in with the stem of the feather along the hook shank. A permanent marker is used to color...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-22-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By bocast
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-22-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,035
Posted By bocast
Re: Frank Sawyer's Killer Bug and Chadwick-477

That Jamieson Shetland Spindrift 290 Oyster works great. Fish love it. I'm going to try some Sheep's Creek Specials tied with that yarn for trout this year, and incorporate it into some crayfish...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-10-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,480
Posted By bocast
Re: What's Your Favorite Dubbing?

I like SLF dubbing as my "go to dubbing", prism SLF especially the peacock color, ice dub, hare's ear, beaver, opposum and then mole fur, the last touch dubbed. I usually mix dubbings so there is...
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