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by Bazzer69
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Plover
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: Golden Plover

I bought a excellent one from Cookshill. I also bought a really nice one from Malta, the seller was on eBay
Barry
by Bazzer69
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Fieldfare anyone have some Fieldfare feather that can afford to part with
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Fieldfare anyone have some Fieldfare feather that can afford to part with

Yes it’s for the Bloa, I only need a couple of feathers at the most. You see I’m planning a shadow box With as many of the Pritt patterns I can find materials for. I have a Dotterel that I can take a few feathers off and swap.
I envy Robert Smith and all his pre ban materials 🙏
Barry
by Bazzer69
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Something new
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Something new

I snagged a ton of dog fur from the dog groomer at Petco. It had already been shampooed. It is wonderful for Tups recipe being cream colored and just like baby seals fur. I use a dog brush on my wire hair Jack Russell and the while underbody hair makes a excellent dubbing and along with the big bag ...
by Bazzer69
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution
Replies: 23
Views: 1339

Re: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution

Bazzer69 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Are barn owl feathers similar to brown owl?
Thanks
Barry
Ah well, I’ve had a break from fly tying for a while and I’m planning to tie some older patterns for myself to put in a shadow box but it seems every one I want to tie uses a rare or banned material!
Barry
by Bazzer69
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution
Replies: 23
Views: 1339

Re: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution

Are barn owl feathers similar to brown owl?
Thanks
Barry
by Bazzer69
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Fieldfare anyone have some Fieldfare feather that can afford to part with
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Fieldfare anyone have some Fieldfare feather that can afford to part with

If the answer is yes could you pm me? I would expect them to be be pre ban of course. I’m trying to tie a number of old patterns to put in a shadow box so a single feather will suffice.
Thanks
Barry
by Bazzer69
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider
Replies: 23
Views: 2907

Re: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider

A excellent fly. Davie McPhail has a YouTube video where he shows how to tie this fly. He twists the feather and tying thread together to make a much stronger fly.

Barry

YouTube Video - Davy McPhail tying Stewart's Spider
by Bazzer69
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Arthur Cove's Nymphs
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Arthur Cove's Nymphs

I have never seen nor read his book. So what’s his idea behind the fly being tied around the bend? Was he imitating a cased caddis or midge? Cove’s nymphs were largely tied on a grub hook ( caddis ) and fished on a leader greased up to within a few inches of the fly In the seventies in Britain, it ...
by Bazzer69
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Catgut for bodies
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Re: Catgut for bodies

The British military used to issue condoms that were very heavy duty, they’re just latex after all which I’ve used to tie in the past. They lasted a long time. Latex is easily coloured with a waterproof marker pen. Makes for a nice fly. B As a footnote during wwII Winston Churchill ordered large con...
by Bazzer69
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: March Brown Soft Hackle (Tutorial/SBS)
Replies: 17
Views: 2448

Re: March Brown Soft Hackle (Tutorial/SBS)

Thanks for taking the time to publish this sbs.