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by Mike62
Thu Feb 22, 2024 1:10 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Frustrating tools
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Frustrating tools

OMG, the amount of money I've invested in archery equipment over the years is beyond staggering. There is not a bigger group of 'tinker-happy' people on the planet than those what plays with bows and arrows. You started off with a Bear? My first compound was a York. I've got trad bows that will shoo...
by Mike62
Wed Feb 21, 2024 4:17 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Frustrating tools
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Frustrating tools

In spite of the problems that folks seem to be having with this piece of equipment, I'm pretty sure I need to buy one. I mean, tinkering with our toys is half the fun.
by Mike62
Mon Feb 19, 2024 7:52 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Frustrating tools
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Frustrating tools

Dubbing loops are the bane of my existence. About the only thread that I can't break on a regular basis is the Danville 6/0. I have much better luck using my block and making dubbing bodies, as opposed to the more convenient loops. My dubbing twister of choice at the moment is a 1oz. lead egg sinker...
by Mike62
Thu Feb 15, 2024 4:48 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Amber Gold Flymph
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Amber Gold Flymph

Apropos of nothing; every time I look at the hackle on this fly I think, 'cellophane noodles' and I want to cook up a stir-fry.

...if I want to eat it, so will the trout.
by Mike62
Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:29 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: SOFT~ HACKLE JOURNAL
Replies: 35
Views: 34641

Re: SOFT~ HACKLE JOURNAL

Steve's website is a gem. Publishing a quarterly magazine would have taken the starch out of anybody. Hopefully he can decompress and simply write articles for the web site.
by Mike62
Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:23 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Sunny Side Up Flymph
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Sunny Side Up Flymph

That's the perfect name for that fly. Nicely done, sir.
by Mike62
Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:31 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: White Jungle
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: White Jungle

Theroe wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:43 am
Updtate wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 11:01 am From Bergman.
Tom

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Very nice Tom !
It is “bumble-puppyesque”
Dana
I wonder what was going through Gordon's head when he conjured up that name.
by Mike62
Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:24 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rods for fishing flymphs and soft hackles
Replies: 36
Views: 34519

Re: Rods for fishing flymphs and soft hackles

Theroe wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:40 am “Popeil's Pocket Fisherman”

W
O
W

I knew there was a reason we had the same birthday!
Lol, were those things convertible, or right side reel only?
by Mike62
Wed Feb 07, 2024 6:18 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Light Yellow and Brown
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Light Yellow and Brown

Theroe wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 9:40 am Nice hackle, it appears to be Coch-y- Bondhu…… very nice. I use something similar, but with a brown body or a peacock body that works very well for me in the spring time.

Good luck fishing!
Have I mentioned it's good to have you back?

...I will.
by Mike62
Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:41 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Light Yellow and Brown
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Light Yellow and Brown

Fly tying haute couture! The colors are fantastic and they accessorize brilliantly with the hook tones. It's almost like you channeled your inner Herb Tarlek, you know, where the belt has to match the shoes, only you did it way better.