I have been tying some " trout " flies, like a Wulff type fly without the wing, I just leave out the two feathers out of the collar because they don't last long with the bluegill. But they sure seem to work well down here for the gills when using the 4wt.
One question I have is that I seem to be putting too much palmered hackle on the fly as they seem to want to twist when casting. I am having to use 5X tippet in order to be able to tie the #14-16 size and after a few casts, the tippet is twisted up pretty badly.
How many wraps do you folks use when tying these flys? They work pretty well and I would like to use them more. Thanks and stay warm!!