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by ocsofthackle
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Head Cement; I need a New Source
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

Re: Head Cement; I need a New Source

I use Sally Hansen Hard as Nails but am not sure which thinner to use.
by ocsofthackle
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Wet Fly Fishing (1960 Sports Illustrated Magazine)
Replies: 13
Views: 2934

Re: Wet Fly Fishing (1960 Sports Illustrated Magazine)

I also have a copy of this wonderful old book.It’s signed by Pete Hidy with an inscription to his friend Jack Rudfelt
a local art teacher.
by ocsofthackle
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Adam—-wet version
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Adam—-wet version

My take on the classic dry fly. The hackle is a less than perfect Cree hen hackle .Body of muskrat ,tail black hen hackle flues, silver wire rib, thorax peacock herb—- tied on a tiemco 900 by size 18 to 14. Been using this with success for years. As you can see I tie pretty full. At over eighty I st...
by ocsofthackle
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Orange
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Grouse and Orange

Nothing special about this Grouse and Orange other than it’s large and tied full (#8 2xh 1xl). I use it during the October Caddis hatch with some success and also pick up the occasional summer steelhead. Tied with Ruffed Grouse hackle,orange floss and light hares ear thorax.
by ocsofthackle
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Orange wingless wet
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Grouse and Orange wingless wet

Nothing unusual about this Grouse and Orange other than it’s size (#8 2xh 1xl) and that it’s tied very full. Find it useful for October Caddis with an occasional bonus Steelhead . I’ve used Ruffed Grouse ,orange floss and a light hares ear thorax.
by ocsofthackle
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Silk
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

Re: Pearsall's Silk

Sorry just noticed the link to your site with the answer to my question.
by ocsofthackle
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Silk
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

Re: Pearsall's Silk

Which colors are available. Am looking for purple ,primrose and black in both gossamer and marabou.
by ocsofthackle
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Tups wingless wet
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Re: Tups wingless wet

Thanks for the comments. The hackle color is a light ginger hen hackle same for the tail. The thorax is harelines pink Hendrickson mixed with a little March brown to tone it down plus some ice dub for sparkle. Once again thanks.
by ocsofthackle
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Tups wingless wet
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Tups wingless wet

This is primarily a test to see if I can upload a photo.
by ocsofthackle
Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Flouro Tippets for Flymphs?
Replies: 15
Views: 12446

Re: Flouro Tippets for Flymphs?

I'm about a year late with this and am not even sure anyone is still on the fence with respect to flouro vs mono. I'm not a scientist but did conduct a little experiment in my bathroom sink. I took two lengths--one mono and one flouro both of 1x diameter and placed them in the sink filled with water...