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by Mike62
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Dying Related - pH Control (mostly for Mr. Bailey)
Replies: 18
Views: 3531

Re: Dying Related - pH Control (mostly for Mr. Bailey)

wsbailey wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:56 am The easy way.


https://m.wikihow.life/Dye-Polyester
Thank you for the link. There's just enough involved in the process to make me feel like I'm not cheating somehow. In my next life I will faithfully attend all those science-y courses I skipped out on in this one.
by Mike62
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Dying Related - pH Control (mostly for Mr. Bailey)
Replies: 18
Views: 3531

Re: Dying Related - pH Control (mostly for Mr. Bailey)

Having never attended a chemistry class of any kind I'm feeling a little out of my depth here. Look, I just got the hang of playing with Koolaid and now we're talking mordants, sulfuric acid, and something called 'anthocyanin'. All I want to do is channel my inner Burt Gummer and dye a bunch of whit...
by Mike62
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 15162

Re: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique

Turns out making the blocks is the easy part. Question: After I get the body spun up and slip it onto a card like William does, I still have an issue with the body wanting to unravel while on the card. (try a thicker card perhaps?) Problem #2. The thread is waxed thoroughly, twisted up, and let sit...
by Mike62
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 15162

Re: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique

You will be on a roll in no time Mike. The wax is the key here. Also, just for future reference, the process doesn't work near as well with any threads other than silk. You will get some of the same issues. It is a sum of all parts. I've been practicing with regular thread; my adventures into grand...
by Mike62
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 15162

Re: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique

Hi Mike, I had a similar problem when I started . I was using some bow string wax. This wax wasn't nearly as soft and sticky as the toilet ring but also never seemed to harden up like William and the others on the board show. I was fortunate enough to come across a vendor who was selling cakes of d...
by Mike62
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 15162

Re: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique

Bazzer69 wrote: Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:39 pm Toilet ring wax is very soft and sticky and stays that way. I would recommend Bill Bailey’s wax, it’s made for the job. Will last forever as well.
Thank you, Sir.
by Mike62
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Purple March Brown Spider
Replies: 19
Views: 3938

Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Purple cows are tasty. Brown cows are so ...pedestrian. Resist the urge to cut your beef until you see that wonderfully mottled Pearsall's purple/Peacock herl green glow appear on its flanks. Like the beautiful fly that Upstate has posted, your beef will come alive with a translucent purple sheen t...
by Mike62
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 15162

Re: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique

Turns out making the blocks is the easy part. Question: After I get the body spun up and slip it onto a card like William does, I still have an issue with the body wanting to unravel while on the card. (try a thicker card perhaps?) Problem #2. The thread is waxed thoroughly, twisted up, and let sit...
by Mike62
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique
Replies: 26
Views: 15162

Re: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique

Turns out making the blocks is the easy part. Question: After I get the body spun up and slip it onto a card like William does, I still have an issue with the body wanting to unravel while on the card. (try a thicker card perhaps?) Problem #2. The thread is waxed thoroughly, twisted up, and let sit ...
by Mike62
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Purple March Brown Spider
Replies: 19
Views: 3938

Re: Purple March Brown Spider

I see hints of curry. It's like Mayfly chutney.