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by Theroe
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Purple March Brown Spider
Replies: 19
Views: 308

Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Mike
All of the materials you have sent me are second to none - You should start a side business! :D

Dana
by Theroe
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Purple March Brown Spider
Replies: 19
Views: 308

Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Purple cows are tasty. Brown cows are so ...pedestrian. Resist the urge to cut your beef until you see that wonderfully mottled Pearsall's purple/Peacock herl green glow appear on its flanks. Like the beautiful fly that Upstate has posted, your beef will come alive with a translucent purple sheen t...
by Theroe
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Purple March Brown Spider
Replies: 19
Views: 308

Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Nice, Tom.
I’ve noticed when I use purple thread, the pattern works very well during isonichia time on the Beaverkill / Delaware waters.
Dana
by Theroe
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hackle ALERT !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Hackle ALERT !!!

I ordered one. I spoke to the seller and what he has is not the one in the photo. I didn’t cancel my order so I will let you all know what mine looks like when I receive it but I suspect it will be a ordinary furnace. Barry Barry - Use your considerable pull with the home office, and demand the ite...
by Theroe
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hackle ALERT !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Hackle ALERT !!!

for those of you who MAY be interested: Head to the "auction site", search for "Furnace hen neck cape".....it is NOT furnace, but the elusive "kneecap" which is red-black-red. No risk of inciting another "Coch-Y-Bondhu / Furnace debate, as the pictured pelt is clearly NOT Black-Red-Black tip! Happy ...
by Theroe
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: GRHE Dark Version
Replies: 31
Views: 6630

Re: GRHE Dark Version

I take this blending method one step further. When the blended dubbing is dry, I give it a spin in my coffee grinder. I very much like the result of that operation. dd +1 I use the same tactic - result is a perfectly mixed & fluffed dubbing.......John, the dark blue jar works better :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Theroe
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Dating Mills Flies
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: Dating Mills Flies

bearbutt wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:13 pm


Dana--maybe you should take a few of these out on the Willow one day and see what happens?

bb
Only if you’re with me, Joe !!!!!!!!
by Theroe
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Dating Mills Flies
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: Dating Mills Flies

Nice score, Joe.

NICER body on the "Gordon"........
by Theroe
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Sparkle Pupa Soft Hackle
Replies: 12
Views: 986

Re: Sparkle Pupa Soft Hackle

....just love that Mustad 3121............
by Theroe
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenrings July Dun
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Leisenrings July Dun

Ray the shape is formed by dubbing very lightly on the thread almost touch dubbed and then a gradual build up to the thorax. Dana the body is seals fur dyed A very light golden brown and mixed with light olive. The thorax is mole from my garden. Most of my seal fur is ancient bought in the Beaverki...