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by Mike62
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Source for Bullock's Hair?
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

I spent the last 30 years raising Scotch Highland cattle. I sent a few bags of highland fur out to some folks here but I don't know that anything ever got tied with it yet. The longer outer hair is a pain and I've never been able to figure out how to deal with it properly. After seeing Carl's magic ...
by Mike62
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Yellow Woodcock”
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: “Yellow Woodcock”

So, while trying to view this pattern, I realized that one of my grandsons had scribbled all over the computer screen with a pink sharpie; it made the fly look like it was constructed with Tups dubbing. Very nice, I love a good Tups.
by Mike62
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Desert Jewels
Replies: 24
Views: 786

Re: Desert Jewels

Enough with the magnets and the midges! I want more information on the Makers Mark!
by Mike62
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing
Replies: 32
Views: 1453

Re: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing

I got my copy a couple of days ago, and there's a lot to unpack in that book. I used to spend so much time trying to tie the perfect nymph pattern and here they are, using nothing but varnished copper wire. Good stuff.
by Mike62
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Skues No. 7 Black Gnat.
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Skues No. 7 Black Gnat.

Nicely done, that's a fantastic tie.
by Mike62
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Not material...
Replies: 22
Views: 2519

Re: Not material...

Theroe wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:57 am Mike
Why don’t you take the “start drinking early” approach, and see what comes out????


Ya Never know :shock: :lol: :lol:

Dana
My twin grandsons, 2.5 years old, live with me; I already drink to excess.
by Mike62
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendricksons
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Hendricksons

I've never tried to mix the dubbing colors like that on the block; I will now. Gorgeous fly.
by Mike62
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: March is just around the corner
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: March is just around the corner

What Roadkill said.
by Mike62
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Seals the Deal Soft Hackle
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Seals the Deal Soft Hackle

letumgo wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:55 am
(swearing also helps when the tip breaks)
Swearing ...a lot, that's the part I'm wicked good at.
by Mike62
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Not material...
Replies: 22
Views: 2519

Re: Not material...

Well this thread has me thinking. What a wonderful gift; funny how the world works sometimes. I have enough whitetail antler kicking around, it's -10 below zero outside, the shop is heated... it's worth a try. Unfortunately, I think the bobbin is above my pay grade, but a few other bone handled impl...