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by Mike62
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Saber Hooks?
Replies: 23
Views: 659

Re: Saber Hooks?

I was given a couple of flies tied on Saber hooks earlier this spring and they seem fine to me; no issues and they hold fish fine. My preference is normally Mustad but I'm not proud, I'll tie with damn near anything. Dana! I think I've discovered my favorite hook: Mustad 57552. While going through t...
by Mike62
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph (tutorial / sbs)
Replies: 41
Views: 15414

Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph (tutorial / sbs)

I looked at some original 477 yarn under a microscope. The 85% wool is so pale it might be undyed. The 15% nylon is sort of a light, brownish red. My color reference book describes it as raspberry. The nylon fibers are so thin that it's difficult to describe exactly what the color is. An idea to tr...
by Mike62
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Remembering Mark L.
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Remembering Mark L.

Alan's Small Stream Reflections has a very nice tribute to Mark Libertone this morning.

http://smallstreamreflections.blogspot.com/
by Mike62
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: Scissor Recommedations

I stole a pair of the Fiskars out of my wife's sewing kit a while ago. She's not getting them back. I also use the Dr. Slick stuff, and they're fine, but those Fiskars... nice.
by Mike62
Fri May 31, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 901

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

That's a nice idea, Hank; I wouldn't have thought of that. I sat around the wood stove one cold winter practicing my blood knots and ended up with a pile of leaders. They fish well but aesthetically my blood knots still need work. I'm looking forward to what you come up with, Ray. I like Ron's idea ...
by Mike62
Wed May 29, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Mindlin and Rosenman silk
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Mindlin and Rosenman silk

Interesting court case surrounding M&R from the 30's.

https://www.leagle.com/decision/193663315fsupp6181479

I love the colors. ...even the purple.
by Mike62
Sun May 26, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Wilted Spinach variant
Replies: 71
Views: 17207

Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Mike, as soon as the Piscataquis water levels drop a bit I'll be tossing a purple fly at the local Brookies, just to see if they like it as much as Montana trout did. I'm sure you'll do great with them. Alan over at Small stream Reflections just posted up a beautiful purple bodied soft hackle that ...
by Mike62
Sun May 26, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Wilted Spinach variant
Replies: 71
Views: 17207

Re: Wilted Spinach variant

That was a great read, thanks for posting it up from the beginning, Ray. I love the flies at the beginning, you know, before all that mad cow purple stuff got all over everything. Although, I should actually try and fish a purple fly before I start casting aspersions.
by Mike62
Mon May 13, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 15
Views: 599

Re: Fly Tying Tools

This is wonderful stuff, gentlemen. Thanks for posting it.
by Mike62
Sat May 11, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Pheasant Crests
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: Golden Pheasant Crests

Why would I want to buy flies “Flavored “ with scents? Looking for an edge. We never bought scented flies but we did try the whole 'scent' thing as kids. When I was younger we used to liquify Power Bait in old pill containers. We'd soak our ice fishing jigs in it thinking it would give us that edge...