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by jcwillow777
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: New Book / "Trout Spey & The Art of the Swing" by Steve Bird
Replies: 13
Views: 1036

Re: New Book / "Trout Spey & The Art of the Swing" by Steve Bird

I got mine about a week ago, almost done reading it. I don't use a 2 handed rod, but the info is usable with a single handed rod as well. The pictures are marvelous. I'll be referring back to it regularly.
by jcwillow777
Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Royal Pheasant Tail (variant)
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Royal Pheasant Tail (variant)

Beautifully tied and an excellent tutorial Ray! But then, you always do excellent tutorials.
by jcwillow777
Tue Jul 05, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: French silk thread
Replies: 18
Views: 919

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: 8
Views: 406

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: 18
Views: 919

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: 1341

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: 18
Views: 1547

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: 1011

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...