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by joaniebo
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: John Swarbrick - John Turton Dressings
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: John Swarbrick - John Turton Dressings

Very interesting info. Thanks.
by joaniebo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: John Swarbrick - John Turton Dressings
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: John Swarbrick - John Turton Dressings

Now I'm really confused! If I recall correctly, I downloaded / copied the info many years ago from (possibly) Don Nicolson's old web site. I tried today to do a web search from the old links I had for Don Nicolson's site to no avail. But I did find a pic on Abe Books (https://www.anglebooks.com/list...
by joaniebo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: John Swarbrick - John Turton Dressings
Replies: 7
Views: 110

John Swarbrick - John Turton Dressings

A couple more historical lists of dressings:
by joaniebo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Samuel Taylor - Pryce-Tannatt Dressings
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Samuel Taylor - Pryce-Tannatt Dressings

A couple more lists of fly dressings:
by joaniebo
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Powell's Squashed Beetle
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Powell's Squashed Beetle

Dave

Hope the info works for you. Right now, my TU buddy and I plan on being your way the first week in June. Will be staying at a friend's place in Roscommon. Cheers

Bob
by joaniebo
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Powell's Squashed Beetle
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Powell's Squashed Beetle

Nicely done Bob, I really like the effect of your starling hackle. A few questions for you. Is the starling tied in by the tip or the base of the feather? and do you you wrap to the front or to the back? I have tried a few times to replicate the hackle as shown and have been unsuccessful. Any insig...
by joaniebo
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Powell's Squashed Beetle
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Powell's Squashed Beetle

Ken I used small pieces of red and yellow wool tied one on top of the other and then the point of a dubbing needle to separate the wool fibers until the two wools made an orange color tail. Described in the "Orange Otter" book as: "Loose longish wisp of yellowish-orange wool to suggest the protrudin...
by joaniebo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Just in Golden plover
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Golden plover

Very nice. Several years ago, a friend in Europe mistakenly had a Golden Plover skin shipped to me (a PayPal "ship to" mistake he made) and then he told me to keep it. Used those GP hackles for quite awhile until last Fall, when I was able to get another full skin from Cookshill. Sent the old one to...
by joaniebo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Powell's Squashed Beetle
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Powell's Squashed Beetle

I was going to post this under the "Leisenring Hackles" subject but decided not to hijack another's posting. Fly dressings with a peacock body (green, bronze, etc.) are some of my favorite flies to tie and fish (my VERY favorite being Edmonds' & Lee's 8b March Brown). Whether with a wet or dry fly h...
by joaniebo
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Greentail
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Greentail

John

Next time you do a presentation of the old dressings, please let me know. I would have included more in the stuff I recently sent you, although I do think there were a couple of the old dressings including E&L's March Brown.

Bob