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by Mike62
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: “Black Magic”
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: “Black Magic”

Yup, that works for me. Nicely done.
by Mike62
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: “Summer on the Test”
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: “Summer on the Test”

I think it's a great read. Hills does a wonderful job describing fly fishing in the late 19th, early 20th century. My paperback copy has been thumbed to death, literally, it's in pieces.
by Mike62
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling

I really like the different looks that a good bronze herl can give you. Nice ties, Bob.
by Mike62
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hackle Names vs Colors
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Hackle Names vs Colors

The reason we use the word 'dun' is because it can be annunciated -cleanly, crisply. Without the word 'dun' in our vocabulary we'd all be walking around trying wrap our tongues around blae.
by Mike62
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lime Green Rockworm
Replies: 24
Views: 547

Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Well there! ...a worm pattern I can get behind. Very nice, Ray. And thank you for posting a pic of the yarn baggie! I've wanted a handful of different Jamieson's wools, but didn't want to buy a whole skein. I bookmarked the FlytyingYarn site. Thanks!
by Mike62
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Spindrift Pink Killer Bugs
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Spindrift Pink Killer Bugs

I understand that Chadwick's is the Holy Grail of yarns, but color-wise, I prefer the Jamieson's Oyster. I also like Bob's choice of hook over either of the ones used by Davie or Oliver. Watching Oliver and Davie cut the Chadwick's so casually gave me the willy's; I've never had a vasectomy but I'm ...
by Mike62
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Half Stone Nymph
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Half Stone Nymph

Nice. I just added those to the 'must steal' list.
by Mike62
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: 477
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: 477

I'm looking forward to the pics of what you tie with it.
by Mike62
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Poodle Sniffer
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Poodle Sniffer

I absolutely love this fly and I'm going to steal it; but if anybody asks, I'm calling it something else.
by Mike62
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Wagon Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Wagon Wheel

Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:19 am That will hunt. That's probably the best herl body I've ever seen. Lovely fly.
I know, right? His are so elegant, almost bonsai-like. Mine come out looking like something that would grow off a 1980's hair band drummer.