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by jcwillow777
Tue Jul 05, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: French silk thread
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: French silk thread

It's a true floss and not so much a "thread"? I'm surprised to hear this because people seem to like it a lot. I suppose you can just tie in a length to wrap for your body and use regular tying thread for doing your hackle and head. Ephemera make a silk thread and silk floss. I have only ...
by jcwillow777
Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Getting ready for my trip to Alaska
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Getting ready for my trip to Alaska

Hope you have great weather and an awesome time! 😉
by jcwillow777
Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: French silk thread
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: French silk thread

I've been using Ephemera silk for about 5 years. When I learned about Spiders and Soft Hackles from a presentation by John Shaner, I started my pursuit for Pearsall silk. I got to the dance too late. In the process I found Ephemera. I can't compare it to Pearsall, but others say there is no comparis...
by jcwillow777
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: The Art of the Wet Fly - Roger Fogg - Free Book
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: The Art of the Wet Fly - Roger Fogg - Free Book

Good book, I have it in my library.
by jcwillow777
Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: A new small stream rod...on the cheap.
Replies: 16
Views: 524

Re: A new small tream rod...on the cheap.

Nice score, congrats. The smallest rod I have is a 7'6" 3W. Enjoy your new toy!
by jcwillow777
Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Not quite sure how to word this....
Replies: 7
Views: 609

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

You're gonna get a boatload info on books here. I'll start. Dave Hughes - Wet Flies, 2nd edition Sylvester Nemes - he has several Robert L. Smith - The North Country Fly (best price I've found - anglebooks.com) Malcolm Greenhalgh - The Fly-Fisher's Handbook & Trout Fishing in Rivers Mike Harding...
by jcwillow777
Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Smoke fly
Replies: 14
Views: 2450

Re: Smoke fly

This fly has always intrigued me ever since I watched the video of Rob Smith tying it several years ago. Here's my attempt.

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by jcwillow777
Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: New Toy - Petitjean CDC Hackle Plier
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: New Toy - Petitjean CDC Hackle Plier

letumgo wrote: Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:42 am I'm hoping they are also useful for spinning dubbed bodies and winding regular hackle. We'll see... ;)
I've never seen or heard of them b4. I was thinking they might work good for dubbing loops too. Gonna have to watch the YouTube video. Maybe another toy to buy... :D
by jcwillow777
Sat Jun 11, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Soft Hackled PT
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Re: Soft Hackled PT

[quote="Ron Eagle Elk" post_id=112180 time=1654861689 user_id=64 Add a third to WFC hooks and beads. I think seeing DUBBN's flies tied on them got me to order some. After that the quality and price kept me as a customer. [/quote] I think that is who I heard about these hooks from too. I wa...
by jcwillow777
Thu May 26, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Swimming Nymph
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Swimming Nymph

Ray, those are some great looking flies! You always do such a nice job on your tutorials for tying them too.