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by Mike62
Mon May 13, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 13
Views: 373

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: 217

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...
by Mike62
Fri May 10, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Pheasant Crests
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Golden Pheasant Crests

Yeah, that is a bit high, but I've had others charge even higher. I just like the quality and fast service. I also use Hook and Hackle, as mentioned before, JStockard, and Dakota Angler and Outfitter, just ordered a few hooks from Bob Marriot (had to wait two weeks until they got them in). Jim Slat...
by Mike62
Fri May 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gartside's Sparrow
Replies: 22
Views: 384

Re: Gartside's Sparrow

When I was much younger I wanted to be Jack Gartside.

I love Gartside's Sparrow, it's been a great pattern for me.
by Mike62
Wed May 08, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

I seem to have about 50 shades of brown. I went looking for the proverbial whiter shade of pale and dug around until I found one; it was brown. I have a beautiful dark-ish dun neck I like, a lot ...though it might be a little on the brown side of dun. Black is good; maybe I should get some black hen...
by Mike62
Mon May 06, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Wet flies of Dana Reed (Theroe)
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Wet flies of Dana Reed (Theroe)

I really like Dana's quill and hackle work; so distinctive. As for his choice of hooks, several of them appear to be old enough to have been used by Uncle Izaak himself. I'm really getting into this hook thing; thank you, Dana. Great pics, Ray!
by Mike62
Fri May 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: First attempt at a winged wet fly
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: First attempt at a winged wet fly

Far be it from me to criticize another's tying; I'd fish your fly anytime. I'm another one who doesn't seem to be able to set wings consistently so I use different methods.
by Mike62
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ke-He Squirrel Flymph
Replies: 40
Views: 3118

Re: Ke-He Squirrel Flymph

That's a beautiful fly, Carl. Does this fly use the same body dubbing as the fly shown in the first post? I love the colors you got out of it.
by Mike62
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Presentation Methods
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Presentation Methods

I'm really looking forward to this. I learned to fish using many of those tactics but they were never called by name, it was just something that you did to try and catch fish. Learning the history behind the methods and men who devised the techniques is like discovering them all over again.
by Mike62
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Nectopsyche albida (White Miller Sedge)
Replies: 4
Views: 182

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.