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by Mike62
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique
Replies: 18
Views: 4535

Re: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique

Bazzer69 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:39 pm
Toilet ring wax is very soft and sticky and stays that way. I would recommend Bill Bailey’s wax, it’s made for the job. Will last forever as well.
Thank you, Sir.
by Mike62
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Purple March Brown Spider
Replies: 19
Views: 292

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 Mike62
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique
Replies: 18
Views: 4535

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
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: William Anderson Demonstrating Clark Dubbing Block Technique
Replies: 18
Views: 4535

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
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Purple March Brown Spider
Replies: 19
Views: 292

Re: Purple March Brown Spider

I see hints of curry. It's like Mayfly chutney.
by Mike62
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Purple March Brown Spider
Replies: 19
Views: 292

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 th...
by Mike62
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Jim Leisenring in "American Trout Fishing"
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Jim Leisenring in "American Trout Fishing"

I love that book. Like Dana I've read my copy soooo many times.
by Mike62
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: GRHE Dark Version
Replies: 31
Views: 6620

Re: GRHE Dark Version

John , thanks for giving us a detailed method off blending fur. I personally don’t need a lot so a couple of masks will be good for me. Have you ever tried a LAW dubbing rake? I’m wondering if the Hares Masks we buy in the USA are the same as those in the U.K.? Over here I don’t believe the “Hare” ...
by Mike62
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: GRHE Dark Version
Replies: 31
Views: 6620

Re: GRHE Dark Version

letumgo wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:37 am
Thanks John. I'd like to turn this into a tutorial at some point, along with pics of the process.
Yes, please! This is another wildly informative thread...
by Mike62
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Dating Mills Flies
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: Dating Mills Flies

bb, I hope you will remember to take those with you this Spring to NW WI outing. <hint! hint!> Where would those flies have been made? per dozen... $1.50. How the hell did they make money???? John Mills imported flies from England, the world supplier of commercial flies for many years, but Alfred M...