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by UC Steve
Sat Jul 23, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: New Book / "Trout Spey & The Art of the Swing" by Steve Bird
Replies: 13
Views: 2241

Re: New Book / "Trout Spey & The Art of the Swing" by Steve Bird

Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:03 am Holy Cow. You must have some pull, Steve. My copy arrived in yesterday's mail. I agree with Ray. This is a beautifully photographed book and very informative. I can definitely see the influence of flymph tyers, as you mentioned. Well done, my friend.
Meegwesh, friend.
by UC Steve
Mon Jul 18, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: New Book / "Trout Spey & The Art of the Swing" by Steve Bird
Replies: 13
Views: 2241

Re: New Book / "Trout Spey & The Art of the Swing" by Steve Bird

Thanks for the kind words, guys. Ron, you haven't received your book yet? If you don't get it within the next couple days let me know & I'll look into it. Those who read TS&TAOTS may recognize that many of the fly dressings given in the fly catalogue section are informed by what I've learned...
by UC Steve
Thu May 26, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Dick's Killer Bucktail
Replies: 15
Views: 1745

Re: Dick's Killer Bucktail

Steve, did you post that yet? Always looking for homemade stuff that actually works. I used a semi-straight paperclip as a dubbing twister for years. Last class I taught I gave everyone a paperclip and a section of soda straw. Dubbing hook and hackle guard, free of charge. Ron, here it is. dubbing ...
by UC Steve
Wed May 25, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hustler Flymph
Replies: 17
Views: 1753

Re: Hustler Flymph

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Ron, here is the spinning tool. Coat hanger wire about 6" long, the crook is slightly open. With practice it can be spun fast, rolled between the palms, or it can be twirled with your fingers which is slower, but who's in a hurry? The price is right.
by UC Steve
Wed May 25, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hustler Flymph
Replies: 17
Views: 1753

Re: Hustler Flymph

Thanks Ray. The hackle is natural welsumer brahma hen. Not dyed. What I love about the welsumer is that the barring is so distinct, & the brown coloration has a translucent glow. Order some chicks in the spring & by late fall you'll have it. Down to a partial cape so considering raising a f...
by UC Steve
Wed May 25, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hustler Flymph
Replies: 17
Views: 1753

Re: Hustler Flymph

Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 6:34 am Another beauty, so very well dressed. Really nice to see your flies gracing these pages again.
Thanks Ron. I've never really gone away. I'm like the plague, disappearing for awhile, then erupting again. :twisted:
by UC Steve
Wed May 25, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hustler Flymph
Replies: 17
Views: 1753

Re: Hustler Flymph

Is the Brahma hen dyed, or natural? I’m guessing it is dyed. Superbly fishable art. Very well done. Thanks for sharing. Thanks Ray. The hackle is natural welsumer brahma hen. Not dyed. What I love about the welsumer is that the barring is so distinct, & the brown coloration has a translucent gl...
by UC Steve
Wed May 25, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Dick's Killer Bucktail
Replies: 15
Views: 1745

Re: Dick's Killer Bucktail

Beautiful pattern Steve and as Ray said, It's good to see you posting again! It sounds like you need a hobby to occupy your time! Might we suggest fly fishing and tying? You are indeed a busy man! Gotta admire you for that! Dougsden I couldn't determine if the original had wire, however I did wind ...
by UC Steve
Tue May 24, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hustler Flymph
Replies: 17
Views: 1753

Re: Hustler Flymph

NightWatchman wrote: Tue May 24, 2022 10:23 pm Beautiful fly Steve.
Thank you sir. Also a utilitarian beauty. The Hustler is a reliable bait.
by UC Steve
Tue May 24, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hustler Flymph
Replies: 17
Views: 1753

Hustler Flymph

Can't remember if I've already posted this one or not, but if I have, forgive me, I'm claiming dementia. This one is working good over western march brown, & also spotted sedge. hustler 038.JPG hook: #10-#14 thread: tan UNI 8/0 hackle: brahma hen rib: gold wire body: natural amber seal & tho...