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by Mike62
Tue Jun 18, 2024 6:03 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Playing with some Magpie Materials
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Playing with some Magpie Materials

Gorgeous tie, Ron. That fly will do great work on the upper Aroostook; Munsungan and Millinocket streams.
by Mike62
Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:57 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fishing a Riffle
Replies: 19
Views: 1856

Re: Fishing a Riffle

I must live under a rock, or in northern Maine, because I've never heard of this stuff until just now. I think I'll try it, thanks for the knowledge, Wayne.
by Mike62
Sat Jun 08, 2024 6:21 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Olive Willy Variant
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Olive Willy Variant

Giggle fish! I love that description. We had a similar experience last week on St. Froid, throwing flies to slab-sided white perch on 3wt. rods. I'm going to tie up some of Vickie's 'giggle' flies and take them back to St. Froid. Thanks for sharing that remembrance.
by Mike62
Sat Jun 08, 2024 6:13 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hen and Yellow
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Hen and Yellow

That fly would rock on the Little Mad. Gorgeous tie, Wayne.
by Mike62
Sat Jun 08, 2024 6:10 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Black and Grizzly Snatcher
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Black and Grizzly Snatcher

Spectacular tie, Ron; absolutely perfect.
by Mike62
Mon Jun 03, 2024 7:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling and Purple
Replies: 18
Views: 1574

Re: Starling and Purple

Mike, Well said about Alan P. He was a peach of a guy and a whiz at the vice not only with soft-hackles of all sorts but with feather wing streamers tied in the traditional way! Mounting two and sometimes four long hackles vertically on top of the hook shank is never as easy at the tying videos mak...
by Mike62
Sun Jun 02, 2024 6:19 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling and Purple
Replies: 18
Views: 1574

Re: Starling and Purple

Back in '92, I built myself a 6'6" Lamiglas 4 Wt. for those brushy little creeks in Eastern Oregon. Didn't need much distance, but relied on a bow and arrow cast most of the time. ;) High banks and over hanging branches are the name of the game around here, unless your fishing a still water fr...
by Mike62
Tue May 28, 2024 6:15 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fishing a Riffle
Replies: 19
Views: 1856

Re: Fishing a Riffle

I think the old sliding bead technique is an old bass fishing trick... using a bullet weight above the worm and letting it slide as it moves along the bottom...sure works with a plastic worm on bass... should work on trout. I'd forgotten about that set-up; we used to use it when surf casting for st...
by Mike62
Sun May 19, 2024 5:41 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Soft Hackle book?
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

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: 498

Re: Partridge & ... Lightning Bugs

They're all wonderful looking patterns. I'm intrigued by the thought of a luminous primrose thread!