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by Fishnkilts
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge & Orange; but Different!
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Partridge & Orange; but Different!

Mercy! My goodness, that's a fly to be proud of. If I tied that I'd just display it somewhere just to look at.
by Fishnkilts
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Black Spider... kind of
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Black Spider... kind of

Hank... some years ago fished the San Juan with the guides at Fishheads. One of the guides was a giant man, whose name escapes me.. about 6'4" 250# great guide, great sense of humor... His take was that you could catch all the little fish you wanted on the smaller flies... but if you wanted to...
by Fishnkilts
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Black Spider... kind of
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Black Spider... kind of

Fishnkilts, Kind of like casting... Practice, Practice, Practice. :) It also helps to have started tying over 60 years ago and learning at a couple decades of Expos with world class tyers! ;) Today the NET brings those expert tyers right into your home. :D I don't think I have 60 years left in me. ...
by Fishnkilts
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Black Spider... kind of
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Black Spider... kind of

Fishnkilts, Kind of like casting... Practice, Practice, Practice. :) It also helps to have started tying over 60 years ago and learning at a couple decades of Expos with world class tyers! ;) Today the NET brings those expert tyers right into your home. :D I don't think I have 60 years left in me. ...
by Fishnkilts
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Permanent Marker Pens - Does anyone use them on hackle?
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Permanent Marker Pens - Does anyone use them on hackle?

Like DUBBN, I too use Sharpies. But I have only colored the thread with them and have never thought to color quills and certainly not hackle. But it's now going to happen.

I read that coloring hackle with KOOL-AID works too, but wouldn't fishing with KOOL-AID colored hackle just wash out?
by Fishnkilts
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Plover Available; Yes in the USA!
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Golden Plover Available; Yes in the USA!

I don’t believe American golden plovers are legal to hunt or sell or even possess. The list of legal American birds is actually relatively short. Game birds, waterfowl and some invasive species like starlings and house sparrows. Some states allow crows to be hunted but I don’t think you can sell th...
by Fishnkilts
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Haul y Gwynt
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Haul y Gwynt

Words can't come close to giving that any praise. As soon as I saw it I was flabbergasted. Wow. Just wow!
by Fishnkilts
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Mustang Sally”
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: “Mustang Sally”

I am impressed on how the body looks. That is a heck of a gorgeous fly. Do more flies with horse tail and hair and show them. I hope your shoulder gets better too. But look at it this way, now's a good time to start tying with your other hand. Charlie Craven is right handed, but he ties left handed,...
by Fishnkilts
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Black Spider... kind of
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Black Spider... kind of

WOW! Just WOW on both flies DUBBN and Roadkill.

I'm very envious on how people can just throw things together and come out with super looking flies like those.
by Fishnkilts
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Plover Available; Yes in the USA!
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Golden Plover Available; Yes in the USA!

The markings on the skin are fantastic. I think it's worth the extra $20.