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by jcwillow777
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: "Emergers" in 1895?
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: "Emergers" in 1895?

Great post John. I really love the cover of the book, very classy! I am in the middle of a book you mentioned in another post, The Fly-Fisher's Craft by Darrel Martin. He refers to several books, one being River Angling for Salmon and Trout (1840) by John Younger. I don't have that book, but Martin ...
by jcwillow777
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 15
Views: 856

Re: Fly Tying Tools

Great post! Thanks for the historical download John. I just ordered another book, The Fly Fisher's Craft. I would have never heard of many of the books I have purchased in the past year and a half had it not been for members on this forum, particularly John. Edit - I just ordered Practical Fly-Tying...
by jcwillow777
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: Scissor Recommedations

Thanks Trifly. My Anvil scissors cut the thread when I pull like you suggest, they just don't cut the hackle close enough to the thread for me. I have tightened them, cut from both sides and no real change in outcome. I have 2 pair, and since tying spiders I have noticed it more and more. It wasn't ...
by jcwillow777
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: Scissor Recommedations

Thanks narcog, I didn't even think of an exacto knife, I have a set in my tool box. Mike - I'm gonna have to get a set of Fiskars and try them out since they really aren't that expensive. wsbailey - I don't have a scalpel, but that sounds like a good idea. I always make sure my razor blades from my ...
by jcwillow777
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: Scissor Recommedations

After watching the Dr. Slick video I settled in on a pair. I went to Amazon and ordered a pair of the Arrow Point scissors. Then after seeing that they wouldn't be delivered until Wednesday, we are going back up to the cabin on Tuesday, I deleted that order and ordered a set of the Razor scissors wh...
by jcwillow777
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: Scissor Recommedations

Thanks guys. Ray, I will definitely look into The Dr. Slick scissors, I really appreciate your help and insight. I hate wasting money and buying something only to find out what I bought wasn't really exactly what I wanted or needed. I have done that way more times than I want to count. Dave, thanks ...
by jcwillow777
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Scissor Recommedations

I'm not really sure where this post should go, sorry if this is in the wrong place. I need to buy some scissors. I am using Anvil Ice Stainless. They are okay, but I need a pair, (actually 2, one for home and one for my cabin) that will let me cut the hackle really close to the thread. These don't a...
by jcwillow777
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Jim Leisenring in "American Trout Fishing"
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Jim Leisenring in "American Trout Fishing"

RickA wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:12 am
jcwillow777 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:04 pm
Thanks for posting this John. Yet another book to add to my library!
I received my copy yesterday. It's a 1972 second printing in great shape and only set me back a Jackson. :D
Not bad. Mine's a 1972 second printing too, in great shape for $6.84, with free shipping from Amazon.
by jcwillow777
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Jim Leisenring in "American Trout Fishing"
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Jim Leisenring in "American Trout Fishing"

Thanks for posting this John. Yet another book to add to my library!
by jcwillow777
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Tutorials & Step-by-Steps (SBS) Posts
Replies: 15
Views: 12103

Re: Tutorials & Step-by-Steps (SBS) Posts

Wow! Thanks for posting this. There is an incredible amount of info here.