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by Theroe
Tue May 26, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Black caddis
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Black caddis

great pattern....... we see many patterns posted here and elsewhere, but this particular one is outstanding. Dohiku makes a decent hook, I buy mine from the Dette Shop.

Very well done!
Dana
by Theroe
Tue May 26, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Frayed Knot...
Replies: 22
Views: 1048

Re: Frayed Knot...

I played around with the rope material and the fuzzle dubbing technique. Tyed up a batch of streamers and headed off to the stream this morning. Happy to report that they worked like a charm, right up until my reel completely seized up, ending my day fishing ( must have gotten sand in the darn thin...
by Theroe
Mon May 25, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!
Replies: 60
Views: 15036

Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

I really like the look of the “carnival glass” dubbing blend. My Mom and Mother-in-Law both collected carnival glass. Mom was always drawn to the darker, richer colors and shades, very reminiscent of your dubbing blend. I’ve added paprika yarn and ginger SLF to my shopping list. ;) Everything is on...
by Theroe
Mon May 11, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Faux Breadcrust
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Faux Breadcrust

A sacrilege.... :shock: :shock: :shock:
by Theroe
Mon May 11, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: What rod do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 38391

Re: What rod do you use?

“Fish wood” is a very interesting choice of words!!


I would say “fish grass”, but I am not interested in inciting a flame war similar to alt. tasteless versus rec.pets.cats saga of years past......


Although it would be fun :shock:
by Theroe
Mon May 11, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Some old thread I picked up....
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Some old thread I picked up....

Nice find, Johnno. I love using all the stuff that I find that various flea market & garage sales. After all, this is what the Masters before us used to do......they made do with what they had readily available at hand.
Dana
by Theroe
Mon May 04, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fenwick Streamflex Plus 10' 3 wt and a cast of two wets
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: Fenwick Streamflex Plus 10' 3 wt and a cast of two wets

"took off the reel , added a furled leader to the tiptop guide and added some tippet and used the set up as a Tenkara rod."

now thats a great idea !!!
by Theroe
Fri May 01, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: What rod do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 38391

Re: What rod do you use?

Dana, That story about the Japanese factory being destroyed has a familiar ring about it. Any chance the custom rod you have is based on a blank marketed by Dale Clemens Custom Tackle under the name "apogee"? If so, I can add a bit to the story. Tom – I wish I knew more to the story but it was quit...
by Theroe
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: What rod do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 38391

Re: What rod do you use?

Some of the time I use a 9' 5WT home made rod with SIC Fuji guides (strip to tip) that the master made for me in 1996ish...... The blank came from a prototype factory in Kobe Japan, which was destroyed in the 1995 earthquake, and not rebuilt. Either my Hardy 3 3/8" GEM or Marquis disc 7 fit perfectl...
by Theroe
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: hook question
Replies: 20
Views: 1227

Re: hook question

From "The Book": "HOOKS A hook's shape is largely a matter of opinion. Personally, I prefer a round bend secured for me by Messeena's of London, England. These hooks leave nothing to be desired. They may be seen in the photographs of my flies in the chapter on Fly Patterns and Dressings. My next ch...