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by narcodog
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 984

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Further to my previous post I would like to add that I use homemade silk furled leaders. A short tapered leader to the first loop or tippet ring and generally florocarbon for the rest. Certainly, as suggested use Knot Sense to smooth out any knots if you wish. I used to use it but know only for a n...
by narcodog
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Scissor Recommedations

I have found that the Razor scissors are the best for me. If I really want to get close I use an Exacto knife.
by narcodog
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 984

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

John, What are you using for tippet? I've used Rio & Orvis super strong, both of which I'm liking less & less. I've heard good things about every brand of tippet there is, though :? Paul, I really like Trout Hunter's tippet material and I have used it for years. Out West in the Fall on the Henry's ...
by narcodog
Fri May 31, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 984

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Waaay back when I tyed my own leaders also. I started with an Orvis kit then added Maxima for the butts. Then I went to the furled leader which I use for the most part now. A year or so ago Shaner shared his leader formula's and I started tying some of my leaders again. Using Maxima and his suggesti...
by narcodog
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way

Bob - Is that a dyed red skunk skin? Sounds interesting. No it's a natural red. It's not a dark red but an interesting color. We were visiting friends in OH and we to a flee market and a couple of trappers were selling hides. Like so ... ? Red Phase Skunk.jpg Yup, but what I have is redder.
by narcodog
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way

letumgo wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Bob - Is that a dyed red skunk skin? Sounds interesting.

Lovely fly, Carl.

No it's a natural red. It's not a dark red but an interesting color. We were visiting friends in OH and we to a flee market and a couple of trappers were selling hides.
by narcodog
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: Hamilton's CDC skunk flymph, my way

Nice fly. I have both a black and white and a red skunk hide there's lots of usable material on them.
by narcodog
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
Replies: 23
Views: 771

Re: Availability of Spider Materials Today

I was at the Sow Bug Roundup last week and stood over Shaners shoulder while he and Davy Wooton looked at John's book of materials. To say it was awe inspiring is an understatement. As many of you I have scoured the net for materials and been lucky in some finds but I also have found as John has elu...
by narcodog
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenrings July Dun
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: Leisenrings July Dun

chase creek wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Very nice body! (I think I got slapped the last time I said that. :D ) Now I have to order some Seal dubbing,
If you looking for seal fur Dette Flies has some awesome stuff, all legal.
by narcodog
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?
Replies: 18
Views: 824

Re: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

Mink great dubbing and the guard hair for the tail makes good tailing material.