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by Mike62
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Nectopsyche albida (White Miller Sedge)
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Nectopsyche albida (White Miller Sedge)

Beautiful flies. I have a soft spot for that very pattern; I took a 6lb. Salmon from the Fish River just below Fort Kent one summer evening a few years back while using it. Of course yours are far more attractive than mine were.
by Mike62
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Jim Leisenring in "American Trout Fishing"
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Jim Leisenring in "American Trout Fishing"

I picked mine up at a yard sale for .25 cents. Same yard sale yielded a Remington model 11 in 12g for $40.00 (I didn't ask why, I grabbed it and ran off thinking I just scored the deal of the century) After careful consideration the book was the far better purchase. Years later, long after I'd given...
by Mike62
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
Replies: 23
Views: 329

Re: Availability of Spider Materials Today

Gary Borger book "Designing Trout Flies" has a section detailing the colors of feathers on a number different game birds. He has diagrams showing the locations where you can find the various feathers on a bird. One downside is the colors are keyed to the "Borger Color System". Years ago I asked Gar...
by Mike62
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
Replies: 23
Views: 329

Re: Availability of Spider Materials Today

I haven't read "The Feather Thief" yet. Now I will. I'm coming to the party late in life. I've been tying my entire fishing life but it is only recently that my knowledge of certain practices, authors, materials, and the lack of availability of all three has been heightened. I love the feeling that ...
by Mike62
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

That's amazing! I had no idea the colors changed so dramatically.
by Mike62
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Irish Infused.
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Irish Infused.

Thanks for posting these flies here, Alan; they're gorgeous.
by Mike62
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Dying Related - pH Control (mostly for Mr. Bailey)
Replies: 18
Views: 653

Re: Dying Related - pH Control (mostly for Mr. Bailey)

wsbailey wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:56 am
The easy way.


https://m.wikihow.life/Dye-Polyester
Thank you for the link. There's just enough involved in the process to make me feel like I'm not cheating somehow. In my next life I will faithfully attend all those science-y courses I skipped out on in this one.
by Mike62
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Dying Related - pH Control (mostly for Mr. Bailey)
Replies: 18
Views: 653

Re: Dying Related - pH Control (mostly for Mr. Bailey)

Having never attended a chemistry class of any kind I'm feeling a little out of my depth here. Look, I just got the hang of playing with Koolaid and now we're talking mordants, sulfuric acid, and something called 'anthocyanin'. All I want to do is channel my inner Burt Gummer and dye a bunch of whit...
by Mike62
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique
Replies: 25
Views: 4860

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 Mike62
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique
Replies: 25
Views: 4860

Re: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique

You will be on a roll in no time Mike. The wax is the key here. Also, just for future reference, the process doesn't work near as well with any threads other than silk. You will get some of the same issues. It is a sum of all parts. I've been practicing with regular thread; my adventures into grand...