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by Mike62
Sun May 19, 2024 5:41 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Soft Hackle book?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Soft Hackle book?

Why is there even a question of which one to buy? The correct answer is:... you buy all of them.
by Mike62
Sun May 19, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge & ... Lightning Bugs
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Partridge & ... Lightning Bugs

They're all wonderful looking patterns. I'm intrigued by the thought of a luminous primrose thread!
by Mike62
Fri May 10, 2024 2:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling and Purple
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Starling and Purple

Purple is the color of evil; ...I gave all of mine to Dana.
by Mike62
Tue Apr 30, 2024 5:42 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Melanistic Hen Pheasant
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Melanistic Hen Pheasant

Don't leave this one unguarded! Better yet, don't take it to any shows. Now, start tying! Tell Chase Trout says hi.
by Mike62
Fri Apr 26, 2024 7:07 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: a Trout Nightmare
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: a Trout Nightmare

Those lumo beads take me back in time. There used to be a handful of old French dudes up here who only ice fished. All they wanted was big cusk, nothing else. They'd fill an onion bag with a couple cans of cat and/or dog food with holes punched in the top and bottoms, and then in another onion bag, ...
by Mike62
Sun Apr 21, 2024 6:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Not a Flymph...
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: Not a Flymph...

I have a serious desire to drop one of those down about 100', run it behind a cannonball and try and hook up with a 20lb. togue this summer.
by Mike62
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:12 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gosling attempt
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: Gosling attempt

I actually like your variant better than the original. I seem to get some tippet twist with those flies with palmered cock hackle on the body. I'm going to use your pattern and see if I can tempt some brookies out of some local ponds. I think I have some seal that will do just fine for the body. I ...
by Mike62
Sun Apr 14, 2024 5:21 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gosling attempt
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: Gosling attempt

Thanks guys. Ron, that definitely could be. I basically just too the recipe for this fly from Hans Weilenmann who did a video of it. I thought I may be able to use it effectively in some ponds I fish. I actually like your variant better than the original. I seem to get some tippet twist with those ...
by Mike62
Fri Apr 12, 2024 3:55 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Golden Brown
Replies: 15
Views: 1867

Re: Golden Brown

I'm too old to wrassle with bulls anymore. I've already been threatened with disembowelment if I ever attempt any fly tying cooking adventures in our new kitchen. My retired science teacher friend says he wouldn't trust me with firecrackers, let alone picric crystals. I've been rooting around all af...
by Mike62
Fri Apr 12, 2024 8:44 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Golden Brown
Replies: 15
Views: 1867

Re: Golden Brown

I just went through all of my masks and tails and I don't have anything that compares to that color; and I really want to dye some up now. I've got a retired science teacher buddy, I think I'm going to hit him up and try and score some picric acid. Having never tried to buy the stuff, would getting ...