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by wsbailey
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Smaller flymphs
Replies: 39
Views: 823

Re: Smaller flymphs

This is apparently the Holy Grail of artery clamps. They are expensive and only available to health care professionals. Fly tyers have been using artery clamps for some time. Both Skues and Taverner mentioned them. They were also popular as roach clips which might be why they are difficult to get. D...
by wsbailey
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring

One thing to keep in mind is that some suppliers will assume you want the blue feathers and won’t even notice that all the red feathers have been harvested.
by wsbailey
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring

In his book “Catskill Flytier”; Harry Darbee recommends American woodcock for a landrail substitute.

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by wsbailey
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring

From Wikipedia: “When used to describe natural animal coloration, "red" usually refers to a brownish, reddish-brown or ginger color. In this sense it is used to describe coat colors of reddish-brown cattle and dogs, and in the names of various animal species or breeds such as red fox, red squirrel, ...
by wsbailey
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring

Landrail wing on the right; chukar tail on the left.
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by wsbailey
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him
Replies: 17
Views: 391

Re: Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him

When I was stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB; I took a class in sociology at Wittenberg College. The one thing I remember from the class is the concept of idiosyncrasy credits. Since then, it has helped me play my cards right.
by wsbailey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him
Replies: 17
Views: 391

Re: Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him

In “The Art of Tying the Wet Fly”; Pearsall’s #13 is named claret but other books call #13 crimson and #14 claret. Some fly recipes in the book say crimson or claret and others specify one or the other. Lance, how do you deal with the confusion (or is there any)?
by wsbailey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Even a NYC rat wouldn’t be able to carry a Full Monty

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