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by Mike62
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer
Replies: 26
Views: 4494

Re: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

That's good stuff, Dana. I have enough Swix and Klister left over from my skiing days to last a lifetime. Some of the Klister waxes were so tacky they were worse than fly paper if you got any on you. I'm not a wax junkie yet, but I'm really starting to see the benefits of using far more than I do. I...
by Mike62
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Bird's Nests color combos
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Bird's Nests color combos

Thank you for posting this, Carl. I love this pattern. I've turned into a dubbing junkie and this just strings the addiction along.
by Mike62
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Grateful Red Nymphs
Replies: 15
Views: 3050

Re: Grateful Red Nymphs

I love the pattern and the name. My very concert ever was Bob Weir on his 'Heaven Help the Fool' tour. The Dead have been with me ever since. The Dead and tying go together like peas and carrots...
by Mike62
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer
Replies: 26
Views: 4494

Re: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

I've never tied with Pearsall's black; why would black be more 'fragile' than any other color? Is it an unintended consequence of the dying process?
by Mike62
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hooks (or hook), what else!
Replies: 14
Views: 2613

Re: Hooks (or hook), what else!

Add some Farrah Fawcett highlights to that 7947B and I'd hang a picture of that hook on the ceiling over my bed. That's like, the perfect hook.
by Mike62
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Birdnest from Doug
Replies: 37
Views: 6148

Re: Birdnest from Doug

Carl: What Ray said. Please.

Doug: That fly is gorgeous.
by Mike62
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenring Flymphs
Replies: 15
Views: 2451

Re: Leisenring Flymphs

Those are amazing. I can't pick a favorite, ...but I do keep wandering back to the Black Gnat. The Iron Blue is a different look that I really like as well.
by Mike62
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: First trip of the year...Pink is the new black
Replies: 8
Views: 2761

Re: First trip of the year...Pink is the new black

I got cold just looking at that first picture. I am eagerly awaiting ice out here. Saw an ice breaker on the Penobscot River a couple days ago, so fishing would be difficult at best. Lovely trout and nice fly. Every now and again you just have to show them something they haven't seen before. When t...
by Mike62
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: John Dunne's Sunshine Oil
Replies: 6
Views: 2699

Re: John Dunne's Sunshine Oil

I literally just finished reading that book for the first time. I found the part about painting his hook shanks fascinating; thanks for bumping this thread back up!
by Mike62
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)
Replies: 21
Views: 3806

Re: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)

ForumGhillie wrote: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:00 am Ray,

Awesome pictorial and pattern!!

What the heck is "Waxed with Shuck Wax"????

John
I'm a little embarrassed to admit that the wax ring for a toilet base works for me.