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by Mike62
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Woodcock and Orange
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Woodcock and Orange

You had me at Woodcock...

I like the idea of coating the silk with SHHAN; I've never tried that, I will now.
by Mike62
Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Talleurs Pea-Ca-Bou Brown Nymph
Replies: 19
Views: 11382

Re: Talleurs Pea-Ca-Bou Brown Nymph

Swellcat, I think the Pea-Ca-Bou Nymph is very similar in construction to the Carrie Special, but the pheasant hackle has been replaced with marabou fibers. I have fished both patterns successfully for smallmouth bass and would say they both are excellent leech imitations. I happily reach of either...
by Mike62
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and orange comparison
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: Partridge and orange comparison

The older I get, the more boring my tying becomes. Where once I tied trippy, Timothy Leary flies, I now fall into a more Bob Wyatt-y camp: size, shape, and posture, mean more to me than color. I'm not negating colors impact as a component, we know trout see in color, I'm just going on what seems to ...
by Mike62
Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:37 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Peacock & Black
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Peacock & Black

What those other guys said. This is a staple in my boxes. Purple being my personal kryptonite, I use a different color; but man, you make this pattern look sooo good.
by Mike62
Sat Jul 09, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Maxwell
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Blue Maxwell

Could just as easily been named Maxwell's Silver Hammer.
by Mike62
Sun Jul 03, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Breadcrust
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Breadcrust

Breadcrusts I've seen in the past had a body made from a split grouse tail feather with the feather barbs trimmed short. Gave a real spikey look to the body, very caddis like. I tried that. What a pain in my tookus. You have to split the stem, soak it for like, 20 years to soften up the white pithy...
by Mike62
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Gråtass
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Gråtass

...an Adams soft hackle. Gorgeous.
by Mike62
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ashy
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Ashy

Mr. Norm... what is your mission on the forum.... I realize you can tie beautiful flies, but what do you do with all of them? 1. mission? - to show other tyers different fly patterns that they may never have seen before and just might want to tie 2. what do i do with all of them - some i fish (when...
by Mike62
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling skins
Replies: 16
Views: 2482

Re: Starling skins

Cookshill is being difficult; does anybody have another source for high quality Starling that they could share with me? Thanks. What do you mean about Cookshill being "difficult"? I just checked Steve's website and there's no notation that starling skins or wings are in short supply. Did ...
by Mike62
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Not quite sure how to word this....
Replies: 7
Views: 994

Re: Not quite sure how to word this....

Everything stated so far, and a couple more. Any of Oliver Kite's books. 'Summer on the Test' -John Waller hills. Not a how-to, but a wonderful record of British chalk stream fishing at the turn of the 20th. 'Trout Hunting' -Bob Wyatt Ed Engel has some good ideas floating around. Rick Hafele, too. '...