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by Theroe
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Saber Hooks?
Replies: 23
Views: 659

Re: Saber Hooks?

Wholesale fly company is another source of 7 per 100 hooks. I have been using a bunch of their styles for the last couple years. I have never used saber but wanted to offer another option. I never really bought into the laser sharpened hook trend. These are chemically sharpened like the mustads I l...
by Theroe
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Saber Hooks?
Replies: 23
Views: 659

Re: Saber Hooks?

HI, I'm new to Flymphfourm, my name is Ed I live in east central Pa Schuylkill County to be exact, I tie flys and fish for trout, and naturally I'm always looking for new patterns . Now about Saber Hooks, I use to use Mustad hooks, then I switched to Daiichi hooks, a buddy of mine use to sell them ...
by Theroe
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Team of flies but no droppers.
Replies: 45
Views: 3921

Re: Team of flies but no droppers.

hmm - i never get tangles, and I am NOT a particularly great caster. I do believe the custom leader works wonders, at least in my case!!
by Theroe
Fri May 31, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 901

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

great stuff - love the milk jug idea, Hankaye!! In the late 19080's, I was on a custom leader kick - it is a lot of fun. Plus you can fabricate leaders for any purpose, and get your tippet to behave exactly how you want. Anymore, I just buy 9' tapered to 3X, and add my 5' of 3X with three loops on t...
by Theroe
Tue May 07, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: First attempt at a winged wet fly
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: First attempt at a winged wet fly

Welcome to the forum !

That fly is terrible.......send me a dozen please!!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

All kidding aside, that’s just the way I like them: long wing, long hackle, long tail........

BTW - you can still send some ..
by Theroe
Mon May 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Wet flies of Dana Reed (Theroe)
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Wet flies of Dana Reed (Theroe)

Many thanks for all the kind words from everyone. I like to fish upstream, either dead drift or rising-to-the-surface. This particular style of tying came from Ivan to me: basically scotch tied over a quill abdomen/natural fur thorax; a Marinaro nymph and Leisenring/Hidy Flymph mix......many solitar...
by Theroe
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Dating Mills Flies
Replies: 27
Views: 995

Re: Dating Mills Flies

As usual, John is right: the hooks are indeed blued. It seems that Mustad was selling blued hooks into the 1970s--here are some Cristal 275 hooks, size 11, made for the French market--they are very fine wire, 2x fine I think: https://i.postimg.cc/HsvnTVWF/IMG-2673.jpg bb Very nice find, Joe !! Wher...
by Theroe
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hackle ALERT !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Hackle ALERT !!!

ForumGhillie wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:35 am
Dana,

So what do you call this? :D

Furnace-hackle.jpg
Kneecap - nice one at that,!!

There’s lots of good stuff out there to be found, all you have to do is look :cry: There’s lots of good stuff out there to be found, all you have to do is look
by Theroe
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique
Replies: 25
Views: 5468

Re: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique

Turns out making the blocks is the easy part. Question: After I get the body spun up and slip it onto a card like William does, I still have an issue with the body wanting to unravel while on the card. (try a thicker card perhaps?) Problem #2. The thread is waxed thoroughly, twisted up, and let sit...
by Theroe
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique
Replies: 25
Views: 5468

Re: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique

Turns out making the blocks is the easy part. Question: After I get the body spun up and slip it onto a card like William does, I still have an issue with the body wanting to unravel while on the card. (try a thicker card perhaps?) Problem #2. The thread is waxed thoroughly, twisted up, and let sit...