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by Theroe
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Greenwells Glory
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Greenwells Glory

I think the original dressing by canon Greenwell did not call for a tail - later versions listed by others, an optional "whisk" was added.........
FWIW, for me, sans tail catch better..

Dana
by Theroe
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies

Years ago I bought various colors of cow’s hair from a rancher. I was disappointed with the black because it wasn’t quite black. It was only recently that I realized that this might be Cutcliffe’s “bullock’s hair, of dark, almost purplish tint”. A3EB7415-34E4-4519-8178-9393EF1CBF4F.jpeg Ahhh-HA!!! ...
by Theroe
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies

Thanks John- EXCELLENT POST!!
by Theroe
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Brain out of sync!
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Brain out of sync!

I hate to admit it, but I've started using a dubbing loop on some flies rather than using a dubbing block, simply because it uses less Pearsall's. Bob - you aren't the only one! I only used Pearsalls on the clark block, but as of late I am back to the dubbing loop....and yes, the block uses ALOT mo...
by Theroe
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Fox Squirrel dubbing
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Fox Squirrel dubbing

Ray, I like the YLI silk thread. Plus, I can use it for spinning without cringing every time I make a cut a piece. :lol: Personally I don't think the trout will care. +1 !!! I feel like I’m doling out, or rationing, every time I use one of my wooden spools of Pearsall’s!! fortunately, I have a good...
by Theroe
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A little "Betters" influence in this Orange Partridge
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: A little "Betters" influence in this Orange Partridge

WOW - thats some RIPPIN blaze orange thread you have there !!!!
by Theroe
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Tups

daringduffer wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:07 pm
narcodog wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:39 am
Recently I was on the hunt for a particular pin tail dick feather for tying a Joe's smelt.
I just had to open my fly and check but found no feather on my either, just some dubbing surrounding it. Sorry, I can be of no help to you.

dd
Ha!!! You “beat” me to it!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Theroe
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Old NZ wet. Otamita
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Old NZ wet. Otamita

Dana, I second that, a nice swap indeed. I don’t know about finding any Spur Winged Plover ( I never heard of it) but a swap could be along the lines of forgotten patterns. Barry Edit. I just looked it up, in the words of Monty Python “loverly plumage” Barry - I knew you were a Monty Python guy :lo...
by Theroe
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Tups

How important is it to you as a fly tyer/fisherman to have the Tups dubbing be as close to the original as possible? Will it catch more fish? Is it a way to stay with tradition? I also used a Pink Squirrel nymph that is not even remotely tyed like the original. Yet, it was successful for me. I real...
by Theroe
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Flash
Replies: 26
Views: 995

Re: Grouse and Flash

letumgo wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:37 am
Gorgeous! You should join our swap. :D

Or you could just send me a dozen... :twisted: (kidding)
+1


and you CAN send me a dozen....NOT Kidding :o :o :o