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by Mike62
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Did You Ever Tie a Fly that You Don't Remember?
Replies: 16
Views: 824

Re: Did You Ever Tie a Fly that You Don't Remember?

Fantastic ties; they're gorgeous. If you ever remember the recipe, be sure to post that as well.
by Mike62
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hatching Dun March Brown Soft Hackles
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Hatching Dun March Brown Soft Hackles

I like the contrasting materials; what did you use for the thorax dubbing?
by Mike62
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

Okay, I don't feel so silly anymore. I've been using it for years; though some of the Klister's are positively evil and appropriate only for Spanish inquisitional sessions. I like his idea of the golf tee as an applicator. It's a lot cheaper than buying tubes of Overton's.
by Mike62
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Alfred Ronalds' "Companion"
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: Alfred Ronalds' "Companion"

I can feel the history radiating from that book from here. Amazing is an understatement.
by Mike62
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Pass Lake Special (Paape) & (Srubenvoll)
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Pass Lake Special (Paape) & (Srubenvoll)

Man, those are some sharply dressed flies; beautifully tied. I ran into an ancient fisherman on Millinocket Stream many years back who was using this pattern; said he didn't carry much else. He gave me one, and I immediately came home and tied up half a dozen. The old dude was right, they work. I th...
by Mike62
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Pike flymphs
Replies: 12
Views: 677

Re: Pike flymphs

Man, good luck; I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with for a pattern! We don't have Pike, but we do have Muskie. I don't think there's a huge difference, but then I don't know anything about either of them, really. Muskie have become established here in the Allagash. Thankfully, ...
by Mike62
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Pale Evening Dun(Catskills)
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Pale Evening Dun(Catskills)

Damn, there is serious talent running around this place...
by Mike62
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Winged Starling & Eggplant
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Winged Starling & Eggplant

Beautiful work; nicely done! I tie the same pattern in black (you tie it better) I tie it small, #18 because I can't tie #20's, and fish it very early in our season if I can find any open water. I had thought it might be a good representation of the Little Black stones that are everywhere at that po...
by Mike62
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Little Gray Bastard :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: Little Gray Bastard :-)

Out east? I keep trying that one out but I can't make it work; it doesn't exactly trip off the tongue. It's like me referencing Montana by calling it 'back west'.

Other than that..., the flies are great!
by Mike62
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Lilith Li Chinese Silk Floss
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Lilith Li Chinese Silk Floss

...and when you get done with this masterful organizational stroke of business, you're invited up to my place where you can tackle the barn.