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by Mike62
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect
Replies: 32
Views: 453

Re: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect

I tried to tie a blue fly today; I've even got the requisite Pearsall's blue. I sat and stared at the hook in the vise, bobbin in hand for what seemed like hours. I couldn't do it. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow...
by Mike62
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Derbyshire Blue Dun (second attempt)
Replies: 11
Views: 3591

Re: Derbyshire Blue Dun (second attempt)

So much fun reading through one of your tutorials, Ray; thanks. The fly is gorgeous.
by Mike62
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect
Replies: 32
Views: 453

Re: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect

All this talk about color spectrum reminds me of Reed Curry's book "The New Scientific Angling: Trout and Ultra Violet Vision' We had Reed come out to a meeting one night and he brought his camera set up, along with a giant box of tying materials donated by Hareline for his experiments. I remember b...
by Mike62
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect
Replies: 32
Views: 453

Re: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect

I've got two spools of Pearsall's blue that I've never used; blue has never appealed to me in the least. After reading through this thread I'm seriously reconsidering my reluctance. Those diagrams are persuasive. Thanks for posting them.
by Mike62
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson soft hackle
Replies: 30
Views: 682

Re: Hendrickson soft hackle

'Clyde style', I learned something new today. Thank you.
by Mike62
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 66
Views: 2152

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Mike62 - I posted a tutorial showing how to switch the retrieve on a Pfluger reel. Not sure if it will work on yours, but it might be worth looking at the tutorial to see if the internal geometry is similar. LINK TO TUTORIAL ---> https://flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=7632 I already checked y...
by Mike62
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 66
Views: 2152

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

I still have my very first reel. It is an all aluminum LLBean real that makes a god awful clacking that spooks every fish within 50 feet but is good for keeping away the bears in Yellowstone area. I think it was made by Hardy. I still have my first fly reel, a Bronson Royalist 370. My grandfather g...
by Mike62
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber
Replies: 64
Views: 12820

Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

SenecaLaker wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:18 pm
That would be nice, thinking Osage Orange would be pretty also. I have a piece from a broken long bow around here somewhere. I'll have to find it.
Osage orange leads me to Black Locust. I've got two pieces of birdseye maple that have been earmarked for blocks; I guess I should get to it...
by Mike62
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indespensible nymph
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Tups Indespensible nymph

I think they're great looking flies.
by Mike62
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pheasant Tails
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Pheasant Tails

You could also wash the feathers using Woolite in a tub and swishing them around so that they remarry. Don't know how well this would work on dyed feathers but it works wonders on Golden Pheasat tails. The best pheasant feathers I ever got came from a hunter friend of mine who only hunts wild birds...