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by Mike62
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect
Replies: 32
Views: 5210

Re: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect

I've got two spools of Pearsall's blue that I've never used; blue has never appealed to me in the least. After reading through this thread I'm seriously reconsidering my reluctance. Those diagrams are persuasive. Thanks for posting them.
by Mike62
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson soft hackle
Replies: 30
Views: 5822

Re: Hendrickson soft hackle

'Clyde style', I learned something new today. Thank you.
by Mike62
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 100
Views: 21089

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: 21089

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: 44433

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: 2813

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: 2513

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: 3875

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: 1478

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: 26885

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...