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by Mike62
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Something new
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Something new

Mike62, Howdy; Found with Rascal, the underfur was the best. Easiest way to gather is with the brush. Your dog will enjoy contributing as well. hank But here's the thing; he hates being brushed. I've never seen a dog so opposed to being brushed. Absolutely hates it. The other dog loves it, but she'...
by Mike62
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Leftover Grouse
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Leftover Grouse

Speaking of left over grouse... I have piles of wings and tails from last year if anybody would like some. Bird season opens this Saturday here in Maine and I'm only going to collect more. God, I love bird season. I had a couple of beautiful 'red phase' birds that I had promised to Dana, only to hav...
by Mike62
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Something new
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Something new

I have a friend who lives in the United Kingdom and he sent me a large bag of underfur from his dogs last Spring. I immediately used it for the bodies for dry flies to use on the South St. Vrain Creek and they proved to be flies that were not a waste of time to tie because the fish readily took the...
by Mike62
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Moose and Ruffed Grouse
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Moose and Ruffed Grouse

Living in the farthest northern regions of the state of Maine, I find that I do not have the same fondness for the animal that I hear others speak of. Adversarial, contentious, malignant..., moose are all of these things and more. Their ability to destroy miles of fence lines is legendary. Their ref...
by Mike62
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Highlander Green Alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Highlander Green Alternative

You might ask Alan (Brk Trt) He's been using YLI for a while now; he may have some knowledge about the green.
by Mike62
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: AP wet
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: AP wet

I love this style of fly. It reminds me of Mark Libertone's 'Genessee Jewel'.
by Mike62
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: The Violet Midge Spider.
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

Maybe because it's still early and I'm only on the first cup off coffee, but I read the title of the thread as 'Violent Midge Spider'. I couldn't figure where you guys were getting purple from, let alone what would turn a midge violent. So yeah, purple never works for me either. I think the salmonbe...
by Mike62
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Who Fishes Wood?
Replies: 38
Views: 2169

Re: Who Fishes Wood?

Our TU chapter got a couple of copies of the film when it first came out, wonderfully done. I'd watch or read anything that David James Duncan had a hand in. If you haven't read his "My Story as told by Water" you should give it look. Well worth it.
by Mike62
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: My First Flymph - One Messy BWO...
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: My First Flymph - One Messy BWO...

Those are my kind of flies. Well done, I like em'.