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by Theroe
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Just old silk
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: Just old silk

Great stuff - and yes, I agree with Bill: the older colors are definitely brighter, & more vibrant!

I need more!
by Theroe
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Team of flies but no droppers.
Replies: 37
Views: 1376

Re: Team of flies but no droppers.

Believe it or not, I think he’s coming around. I’m sure you read the Leisenring /Hidy letters: his “tone” and demeanor share a strikingly similar vein, almost like listening to Big Jim! But he is “mellowing” a bit......I plan on spending the day with him next week, I will broach the subject with him...
by Theroe
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Team of flies but no droppers.
Replies: 37
Views: 1376

Re: Team of flies but no droppers.

I keep my flies in a books with felt pages-here’s a quick look:
by Theroe
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Just old silk
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: Just old silk

+ 1 on both comments!!
by Theroe
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Team of flies but no droppers.
Replies: 37
Views: 1376

Re: Team of flies but no droppers.

I was taught, and still fish with snelled flies. My leader is as follows: 1. Nail knot 6” of .021 hard Maxima to the flyline. Add a figure eight loop, 5/16” in diameter to the Maxima. 2. Add a tapered leader(loop to loop) to the Maxima - I use Varivas’s 9’ tapered to 2X. Put a 5/16” diameter figure ...
by Theroe
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Just old silk
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: Just old silk

More spools.....Not only is the silk fantastic to work with, the design and craftsmanship that went into making the woods pools is fascinating as well.

Thero
by Theroe
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Just old silk
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Just old silk

I love old silk-there’s just something about the way it handles.....bought this old plastic spool box, with the contents:
by Theroe
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Folded quill winged wet flies
Replies: 25
Views: 296

Re: Folded quill winged wet flies

John Glad to hear of your success with the folded wing. For me, it sounds odd that so many haven’t used nor heard of the folded wing: this method is a staple of eastern Pennsylvania tyers. Actually, this is the first winging method Ivan taught me. It works excellent with the “forward and split techn...
by Theroe
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Condor
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Condor

A few more packets.....
by Theroe
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Condor
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Condor

If you look closely, you can see the item description on each label - the ink has faded over the years.