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by cassady
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Wax Question
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Wax Question

When I read Hank's email, I thought he was going to say use wax paper and an iron...

Although he didn't, I suspect that might be an idea: a cool iron and parchment paper (probably better for the iron than the wax paper).

Just a thought.
by cassady
Tue May 01, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Dorothea's
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: Dorothea's

Great flies and well done photos, Carl!
by cassady
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Dave Hughes tying videos
Replies: 2
Views: 2070

Dave Hughes tying videos

Hi All, The water's too low and the days are too warm to do much fishing here in Western NY, so like many others here I dream of the coming autumn season, tie flies, and watch fly tying videos for inspiration. If you're a fan of Dave Hughes, there are several new, well produced videos of him tying w...
by cassady
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Making Water Vole Dubbing Substitute Using Pine Squirrel
Replies: 12
Views: 6498

Re: Making Water Vole Dubbing Substitute Using Pine Squirrel

Very nicely done, beautifully photographed, and well explained.

Thanks so much, Ray! This will be most useful.
by cassady
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Sunny Morning and a Fish Story About Tenkara Carp
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: Sunny Morning and a Fish Story About Tenkara Carp

Well, you've proved me wrong!

I couldn't imagine how you'd get through the initial run (and I was thinking 10#, not 5x tippet!)... I hadn't thought of letting go of the rod!

Great job!
by cassady
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Your Most Productive flies in 2015
Replies: 41
Views: 14937

Re: Your Most Productive flies in 2015

Sorry to break the flow of the thread... http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f198/wandersonnow/Best%20of%202016/Waterhen%20and%20Turkey%203_zps9gixhsnt.jpg I've been thinking of photography a lot of late, and I have to say that I generally appreciate your pictures, but this one is really beautifully d...
by cassady
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenring's Tups Nymph
Replies: 25
Views: 8887

Re: Leisenring's Tups Nymph

Thanks for your reply, William. If I'm tying silk-bodied soft hackles, I generally just use waxed Pearsall's Gossamer silk... mainly because it's faster, and not too much different from using tying thread, besides the diameter, of course. If I'm tying soft hackles with a body of something else - twi...
by cassady
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenring's Tups Nymph
Replies: 25
Views: 8887

Re: Leisenring's Tups Nymph

Further play. http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y449/scullionchilds/_CRL7825_zpsxdd2fvbq.jpg Those hackle tips are no fun to tie in with unwaxed buttonhole thread, let me tell you. Tried a different hook, too - a Gaelic Supreme 7029T. I think I like the looks of the longer shank on the earlier Dai...
by cassady
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenring's Tups Nymph
Replies: 25
Views: 8887

Re: Leisenring's Tups Nymph

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y449/scullionchilds/_CRL7790_zpswounldnf.jpg http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y449/scullionchilds/_CRL7796_zpsst1uojaf.jpg Hmm. For the tail, I used the very bottom, marabou-like fibers from the bottom of a honey spade feather, thinking they might be somewhat ...
by cassady
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenring's Tups Nymph
Replies: 25
Views: 8887

Re: Leisenring's Tups Nymph

The recipe calls for hackle points, which I never picked up on, but I was tying with Dave Hughes this weekend in Philly and this was the first time I had seen anyone tie in actual hen hackle tips, like the points we might use for wings on a Catskill dry. They seemed big, and having never seen them ...