Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

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Re: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

Post by hankaye » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:20 am

ForumGhillie, Howdy;

You must change Shower Curtains often then...? :lol:

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Re: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

Post by ForumGhillie » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:30 am

hankaye wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:20 am ForumGhillie, Howdy;

You must change Shower Curtains often then...? :lol:

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Actually, I am not sure what came in them. I have 5 of the zip bags I have collected over 10+ years.
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Re: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

Post by PhilA » Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:27 pm

Theroe wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:00 am veering off topic, ever so slightly: Joseph Grigely aka "bearbutt", somehow purchased Datus Propers travel fly tying kit. I believe it was described in one of his books, possibly "What the Trout said". From polar bear hair to size 15 Saville hooks, this kit has it all!
Dana
I also had the good fortune to view and fondle Datus Proper's traveling fly tying kit. This honor happened in Spring 2019 when Mr. Bearbutt visited the Badger Fly Show, where I tied flies. I took some photos...

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Lastly, a photo of Mr. Bearface himself exhibiting a Bivisible Skater tied by Edward Hewitt that came from Helen Shaw's collection.
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The fly tying and fishing artifacts under Mr. Bearbutt's guardianship never cease to amaze. I was humbled and embarassed to handle Datus Proper's traveling tying kit. Humbled because I think so highly of Proper and his book. Embarassed because I suffer from the same "materials accumulation disease" (MAD), which causes my traveling tying kit to weigh about 25 pounds...

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Cheers,
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Re: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

Post by letumgo » Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:59 pm

Wonderful addition Phil. I love seeing the photos of the Proper travel kit. What a collectors item...

It is cool seeing the skater fly too. Look at that hackle. Wonderful!
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Re: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

Post by hankaye » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:08 am

PhilA, Howdy;

A Gerstner tool chest? Nice.

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Re: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

Post by RickA » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:14 am

Wow..
Not much has changed with those B. Dewitt boxes.
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Re: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

Post by DUBBN » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:46 am

I may have to GOOGLE this Datus Proper guy
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Re: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

Post by Theroe » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:44 pm

Nice Gerstner chest: mine occupies a spot on the wall, since I graduated to the HAND TRUCK :shock: At the last show, William mentioned to me that it’s easier to pack all the materials for one or two patterns in a sandwich baggie .....my response? That is not as much fun....... :lol:
A minute or so later John Shaner entered with his pull cart in tow, So I’m not the only one!

Thank you for the narrative and pictures Phil, that was really great.

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Re: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

Post by PhilA » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:42 am

DUBBN wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:46 am I may have to GOOGLE this Datus Proper guy
DUBBN,
Datus Proper's book What the Trout Said is the best fly tying book that I know of, and it contains not a single fly pattern! The book is about fly design (what works; what doesn't; and why). Proper was a member of the Foreign Service, but he was a scientist at heart. He varied flies little by little to deduce what aspects of fly design were most successful in what situations. *Trout* taught Proper about fly design, hence the title of the book. Proper wrote with great logic and clarity, and What the Trout Said is a joy to read. Highly recommended.

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Re: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

Post by Johnno » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:55 am

I have absolutely shitloads of tying stuff collected over about 45 years.
And I don’t care.
I will continue to collect all sorts of tying material, because I like tying flies of all types, shapes and sizes..
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