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by narcodog
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Australian possum dubbing
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Australian possum dubbing

I have an entire AO hide, red phase, they come in gray and red and like all animals there is many different shades of fur. I imagine that when they dyed they would dye the entire hide, probably several.
by narcodog
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups
Replies: 22
Views: 701

Re: Tups

For me when I sit down to tye a classic fly I want to use the materials that the original calls for. That in itself is where the fun lies, collecting a particular bit of material what it's all about. Searching and then collecting a bit of Tups wool was almost exciting as catching a burglar at 0300hr...
by narcodog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Ted Neimeyer Stripped Quills
Replies: 17
Views: 994

Re: Ted Neimeyer Stripped Quills

I'm late to the game on this but I stripped quills like that in the '70's and I still have some stored in glycerin. I have no idea where I got the info from, it was from printed material.
by narcodog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?
Replies: 29
Views: 907

Re: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?

I have wooden spools of 6b that differ somewhat in color, what I suspect is different dye lots and UV deterioration of the silks. I also have some of Pearsall's Embroidery (6b) that does match the wooden spools I have.
by narcodog
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: most productive soft hackle trout fly
Replies: 42
Views: 2467

Re: most productive soft hackle trout fly

I just returned from Montana,two months, I used basically three flies during the entire trip. The s/h I used was size 14 Ellis Hatches, Hatching Pupa. Video is available on line.
by narcodog
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 48
Views: 3212

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: 13
Views: 880

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: 48
Views: 3212

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: 48
Views: 3212

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: 897

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.