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by Mike62
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Libertone's Genesee Jewel
Replies: 11
Views: 1050

Re: Libertone's Genesee Jewel

It's a wonderful pattern that works well up here. When Alan tied it for SSR I was hooked all over again.
by Mike62
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: re: tying Stewart's black spider
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: re: tying Stewart's black spider

Well, after watching both the Edwards and Dahlin videos I'm going to change how I tie that pattern. I didn't understand a thing Niklas said but I could understand everything he did.
by Mike62
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: re: tying Stewart's black spider
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: re: tying Stewart's black spider

That was a great video; Mr. Edwards fingers are far more talented than mine. Stewart's black spider is always in my vest even if it does make me pull my hair out while tying it.
by Mike62
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
Replies: 40
Views: 1915

Re: Availability of Spider Materials Today

I'm still filching antique silks from my late grandmother's sewing kit. So much history in silks, so much fun to use; silks can be interrogative partners in tying while today's threads are just inert ballast.

...I blame you people for my rediscovered passion.
by Mike62
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Ted Neimeyer Stripped Quills
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: Ted Neimeyer Stripped Quills

Well that was neat. I've never seen that before. I've got a pile of feathers that I can practice on. I love this 'learning' thing; more knowledge, more knowledge!

Thanks Dana. It also makes me want to go back and read every post that Bill made.
by Mike62
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: American flav pheasant tail tutorial...
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: American flav pheasant tail tutorial...

Keep them coming, please. Nicely done.
by Mike62
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 26
Views: 2031

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

BLUEDOG143 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:47 pm
I'm late to wet flies. Are there any adequate replacements for the original Pearsall's silk?
Thanks for any help.
Just my opinion but I think the Japanese silks sold by YLI are very good.

https://ylicorp.com/products/silk-100-t ... 5612391758
by Mike62
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ondori Futsu Kebari VID
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Ondori Futsu Kebari VID

Karsten, I'm overwhelmed by how civilized you sound on this excellent video. It's very easy to interpret what you are saying and I very much like your tone and your choice of words. I must have underestimated you 8-) . Well done. dd Lol, damning with faint praise, indeed! Don't listen to them, Kars...
by Mike62
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: most productive soft hackle trout fly
Replies: 36
Views: 1350

Re: most productive soft hackle trout fly

Nicely done, Alan. I love that wee little thorax dubbing.
by Mike62
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: most productive soft hackle trout fly
Replies: 36
Views: 1350

Re: most productive soft hackle trout fly

Soft hackles do mimic several species and is one reason I like them, but there are trends to what color & size insects predominate throughout the year, that apply pretty much everywhere. The patterns that Pritt described for month in North Country Flies work very well for me, even though I live an ...