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by Mike62
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:57 am
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)

Beautiful pattern. A tutorial even a caveman (me) can follow. A tying station that humbles my scorched earth bench of feathered carnage... Thank you, Ray; your tutorials are a great resource. Your tutorial reminds me that I have a bag full of smallish grizzly feathers that have been tucked away for...
by Mike62
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 10686

Re: Blue Winged Olive

Mike, by a pub break I mean going to the nearest pub!
Barry
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I'm in! I'm in!

Roadkill's BWO is so simple. So perfect. I love this fly.
by Mike62
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 10686

Re: Blue Winged Olive

In Britain it’s not unknown to take a pub break for a pint or two and then have a bit of a kip next to the water you intend to fish later in the day. Now that’s what I call civilized fishing Barry A two pint respite? Nice! I like your style. After the second pint I'd be happy chucking a bass plug. ...
by Mike62
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 10686

Re: Blue Winged Olive

I'm a pipe and sit guy; I have to remind myself to watch. I'm not going to learn Latin at this point in the festivities. If I'm paying attention I then adjust my tackle to fit perhaps the 'dark green ones' or maybe 'the wicked little brown ones'. Sometimes paying attention is too much work and I'm h...
by Mike62
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Tying the Inner Light Spotted Sedge Emerger
Replies: 15
Views: 2944

Re: Tying the Inner Light Spotted Sedge Emerger

That was fantastic, thank you. We get a lot of cinnamon caddis up here and I'm thinking perhaps I can swap out a strand or two of the pearl flash for root beer and give it a go.
by Mike62
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Scotch tied hackle SBS
Replies: 21
Views: 3833

Re: Scotch tied hackle SBS

Thank you, Dana. The steps I invented in my mind while mentally untying one of your flies has now been thoroughly debunked. Thankfully. The knowledge that flows through this place is ridiculous. Thanks to all for sharing. ...as to BB's statement that foundations are critical for a good and proper Ha...
by Mike62
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge & Yellow
Replies: 52
Views: 8774

Re: Partridge & Yellow

Very cleanly dressed fly. It may be my computer screen and it's color rendition, but the yellow silk has a slight green tint to it, as if it were waxed with cobbler's wax. Just curious if that was the case. Beautiful fly. No, not waxed. The shading on the silk in the photo is from my fingers. No ma...
by Mike62
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect
Replies: 32
Views: 5210

Re: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect

I tried to tie a blue fly today; I've even got the requisite Pearsall's blue. I sat and stared at the hook in the vise, bobbin in hand for what seemed like hours. I couldn't do it. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow...
by Mike62
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Derbyshire Blue Dun (second attempt)
Replies: 18
Views: 7775

Re: Derbyshire Blue Dun (second attempt)

So much fun reading through one of your tutorials, Ray; thanks. The fly is gorgeous.
by Mike62
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect
Replies: 32
Views: 5210

Re: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect

All this talk about color spectrum reminds me of Reed Curry's book "The New Scientific Angling: Trout and Ultra Violet Vision' We had Reed come out to a meeting one night and he brought his camera set up, along with a giant box of tying materials donated by Hareline for his experiments. I remem...