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by Mike62
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Sloane's fur fly inspired
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Sloane's fur fly inspired

If those flies are 'bushy and unruly' then mine are a Jackson Pollock painting gone terribly wrong.
by Mike62
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Sloane's fur fly inspired
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Sloane's fur fly inspired

Wow. Look at the head on the first picture; even the thread spacing on the finish is a thing of beauty. This is where I would put my hands in the air and do the Wayne and Garth "We're not worthy!" bit.
by Mike62
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 44
Views: 1362

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

You know, I was perfectly happy with my meager knowledge of the various pitfalls of fly fishing paraphernalia before I landed here. Now, Dana has me eagerly seeking out antiquated and obscure hooks (boy, is that fun!) and here I've just been given yet one more spool of tippet material I have to try....
by Mike62
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?
Replies: 38
Views: 7519

Re: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?

There's something deadlier than moth balls that used to be available from Wal-Mart but I can't remember then name of it. Anyone ...? I don't know if it's what you mean, but, 20Mule Team Borax powder is all my storage zip locks and containers. A laundry brightener, that I'm told is used in taxidermy...
by Mike62
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?
Replies: 38
Views: 7519

Re: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?

Mike62, I'm not familiar with the wallets you have, but there are two possibilities; the shearling is sewn in or it is cemented to a heavier leather. You can follow the same way of replacing it. if it is stitched simply cut the thread, remove the stitches and restitch using the same holes and suita...
by Mike62
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?
Replies: 38
Views: 7519

Re: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?

You da' man, Ray. Thank you for that link. I never really gave those wallets a second thought; they've been with me so long now. Now, when faced with losing one I realize that they're actually pretty important to me.
by Mike62
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pete Hidy Appreciation
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

When I die I want to come back as a hook in Carl's vise.
by Mike62
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?
Replies: 38
Views: 7519

Re: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?

I've used the Cortland wallets for years, I love them. You need to take a little extra care but that care is part of what makes my fishing fun for me. Nice tip about the ScotchGuard, Dana. I hadn't thought of that and now I'm stealing it. I do have a relevant question though; bear with me. I have th...
by Mike62
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Saber Hooks?
Replies: 41
Views: 1434

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: 15911

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...