Nate, drylinetim is the maker of the wax
His recipe is perfect in my opinion !!
Brother Adrian, I would have really liked to see a photo of you holding that fly !! Which pattern was it ??
Gianni, I am considering Quebec my friend, would love to swing those waters !!
Always difficult to fit in between family stuff and work ... I guess I just need to make the plans and work around it
Those empty clips are for some mix wings ... but thanks for the suggestion !! I have some Nighthawks in another tub that goes to the Margaree with me
letumgo, I use lots of JC nails ... it's more for me than the fish I think. The "eyes" give me confidence and I think that is what really matters.
Yes, JC nails on salmon flies are "proper" or traditional, but you can take it to another level as far as design is concerned. The JC nails add some POP
and contrast up front. Gives the fish something to focus in on, kind of mesmerizing
In my opinion, contrast is very important and only adds illusion of movement, which is a plus in the terms of fish-ability. Often you will see me comment about POP
factor. To me, it is another key in adding fish-ability to a fly. These factors only give me confidence and on the river, confidence is everything. Without confidence in your offering, you will be switching flies every second swing and not very effectively at all.
So, if I feel there is enough contrast up front or POP
, I will be fine with omitting the JC nails, knowing I will have confidence on the river and feel good tying that fly on to my tippet
Hope I explained it okay ...