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by Mike62
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 100
Views: 19869

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Mike62 - I posted a tutorial showing how to switch the retrieve on a Pfluger reel. Not sure if it will work on yours, but it might be worth looking at the tutorial to see if the internal geometry is similar. LINK TO TUTORIAL ---> https://flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=7632 I already check...
by Mike62
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 100
Views: 19869

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

I still have my very first reel. It is an all aluminum LLBean real that makes a god awful clacking that spooks every fish within 50 feet but is good for keeping away the bears in Yellowstone area. I think it was made by Hardy. I still have my first fly reel, a Bronson Royalist 370. My grandfather g...
by Mike62
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber
Replies: 71
Views: 41781

Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

SenecaLaker wrote: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:18 pm That would be nice, thinking Osage Orange would be pretty also. I have a piece from a broken long bow around here somewhere. I'll have to find it.
Osage orange leads me to Black Locust. I've got two pieces of birdseye maple that have been earmarked for blocks; I guess I should get to it...
by Mike62
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indespensible nymph
Replies: 12
Views: 2695

Re: Tups Indespensible nymph

I think they're great looking flies.
by Mike62
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pheasant Tails
Replies: 13
Views: 2385

Re: Pheasant Tails

You could also wash the feathers using Woolite in a tub and swishing them around so that they remarry. Don't know how well this would work on dyed feathers but it works wonders on Golden Pheasat tails. The best pheasant feathers I ever got came from a hunter friend of mine who only hunts wild birds...
by Mike62
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Molasses Cake
Replies: 24
Views: 3723

Re: Molasses Cake

That's a beautifully tied fly. Not sure how I'd fish it but I could look at it all day. I've never heard of shoo fly pie, I had to look that one up. We're more of a poutine and ployes crowd up here; we eat a lot of warm biscuits slathered in molasses.
by Mike62
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Rainbow Warrior Soft Hackle
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: Rainbow Warrior Soft Hackle

letumgo wrote: Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:27 am Beautiful pattern and excellent conversion. It looks like an effective searching pattern.

Your tinsel work is impeccable, by the way. ;)
It certainly is. I like this version better than the original, too.

...I keep looking at the tinsel work. Beautiful.
by Mike62
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 64
Views: 24700

Re: Tups Indispensable

A little more Tup's trivia... It's often described as a "dusty yellow", and I'm told that rendering it " thoroughly washed and cleansed of the natural oil " is not a pleasant task. A lot of things we do as farmers would seem genuinely unpleasant to a lot of people, and maybe the...
by Mike62
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Head Cementing Bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 1791

Re: Head Cementing Bodies

Mike I collect sap, maybe the size of a big marble. Then put it in a baby food jar and melt over very low heat - pick out the bits of bark, etc. Add just enough alcohol to turn from a solid to tacky paste: the consistency of cold bacon grease is just about right. Footnote- my tying wax is 40% of th...
by Mike62
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Proportions for Traditional North Country Spiders
Replies: 28
Views: 4651

Re: Proportions for Traditional North Country Spiders

redietz wrote: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:26 am
Bazzer69 wrote: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:38 am Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is a Catskill style head?
One with enough bare hook between the head and the eye to seat a Turle knot.
I learned something new today. Thank you.