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by Mike62
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Okay, I don't feel so silly anymore. I've been using it for years; though some of the Klister's are positively evil and appropriate only for Spanish inquisitional sessions. I like his idea of the golf tee as an applicator. It's a lot cheaper than buying tubes of Overton's.
by Mike62
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Alfred Ronalds' "Companion"
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Alfred Ronalds' "Companion"

I can feel the history radiating from that book from here. Amazing is an understatement.
by Mike62
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Pass Lake Special (Paape) & (Srubenvoll)
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Pass Lake Special (Paape) & (Srubenvoll)

Man, those are some sharply dressed flies; beautifully tied. I ran into an ancient fisherman on Millinocket Stream many years back who was using this pattern; said he didn't carry much else. He gave me one, and I immediately came home and tied up half a dozen. The old dude was right, they work. I th...
by Mike62
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Pike flymphs
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Pike flymphs

Man, good luck; I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with for a pattern! We don't have Pike, but we do have Muskie. I don't think there's a huge difference, but then I don't know anything about either of them, really. Muskie have become established here in the Allagash. Thankfully, ...
by Mike62
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Pale Evening Dun(Catskills)
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Pale Evening Dun(Catskills)

Damn, there is serious talent running around this place...
by Mike62
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Winged Starling & Eggplant
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Winged Starling & Eggplant

Beautiful work; nicely done! I tie the same pattern in black (you tie it better) I tie it small, #18 because I can't tie #20's, and fish it very early in our season if I can find any open water. I had thought it might be a good representation of the Little Black stones that are everywhere at that po...
by Mike62
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Little Gray Bastard :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Little Gray Bastard :-)

Out east? I keep trying that one out but I can't make it work; it doesn't exactly trip off the tongue. It's like me referencing Montana by calling it 'back west'.

Other than that..., the flies are great!
by Mike62
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Lilith Li Chinese Silk Floss
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Lilith Li Chinese Silk Floss

...and when you get done with this masterful organizational stroke of business, you're invited up to my place where you can tackle the barn.
by Mike62
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Wet Fly Fishing (1960 Sports Illustrated Magazine)
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Wet Fly Fishing (1960 Sports Illustrated Magazine)

That's a great find, thanks for sharing it. I love to read stuff like this.
by Mike62
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: I've been busy ....
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: I've been busy ....

Damn. Motivation: get you some of that!

...I'm barely half way through my swap ties! Whatever you're on, bottle it, I'll buy it.