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by ForumGhillie
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Francis M. Walbran North Country Flies
Replies: 16
Views: 233

Re: Francis M. Walbran North Country Flies

I think these wonderful posts deserve a new forum so they don't get liost. I am not sure what we would call it though.

Any thoughts?
by ForumGhillie
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: substitute for Pearsall's Primrose Gossamer
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: substitute for Pearsall's Primrose Gossamer

Paul, it is great to see you on here... and thank you for your valuable advice too!!
by ForumGhillie
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Phil Anderson's magic
Replies: 34
Views: 714

Re: Phil Anderson's magic

I have tied a couple of skaters and bb sent me two as well. I prefer spiders because I can use a larger hook and get a more hook-ups. I feel they are just as effective and easier to use, at least for me.
by ForumGhillie
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Phil Anderson's magic
Replies: 34
Views: 714

Re: Phil Anderson's magic

BTW, I am already plotting my secret pattern for next Badger Spring Opener. John, Plotting already? Otherwise I expect adding to those Fox Squirrel greenbacks, which are safely tucked away with the Llama Lincoln. Whatever you serve up it is always great seeing you (but far too infrequent)! Hoping f...
by ForumGhillie
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph
Replies: 21
Views: 553

Re: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph

Since I had mixed up the dubbing for the Guess the Fly contest I decided to finish using up the pile of dubbing I had by tying size #8 & #10 RFSNs...
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I also have a half skin of a red fox squirrel from Cookshill…
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by ForumGhillie
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks
Replies: 26
Views: 498

Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

wsbailey wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:53 pm
This might be interesting to those who like fishing hook history.

http://ronnlucassr.com/hook-information/old-hooks/
Bill, that is a wonderful link. Theroe will probably wet his pants. :lol: :lol:
by ForumGhillie
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks
Replies: 26
Views: 498

Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

As I am sure Greenwell knows better than I do, the fly fishing biz is such a small niche. It is a scary thought ordering 10,000/SKU of anything in fly fishing. You may never see a true ROI, including hooks. Not to mention marketing to reach your targeted audience when they are willing to buy so you ...
by ForumGhillie
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph
Replies: 21
Views: 553

Re: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph

Nice looking skin John! And the old fashioned wooden ruler with holes to fit in a 3 ringed binder! Priceless. Tom Tom, good eye... that old ruler I have had for many years. My kids have no appreciation for it, but I am glad to hear someone other than myself appreciates old wooden rulers. :lol: BTW,...
by ForumGhillie
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph
Replies: 21
Views: 553

Re: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph

Here is a red fox squirrel skin I bought out West last year for $16.00. the photos colors are a little off and I don't have time right now to fix the photo. It has some deeper rust colors. cream and light rust colors on the sides. It is a wonderful skin for body dubbing and tais on some wet fly patt...
by ForumGhillie
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Phil Anderson's magic
Replies: 34
Views: 714

Re: Phil Anderson's magic

upstatetrout wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:28 pm
I am fascinated by that Neversink Skater. If
Bearbutt (Joe G) tied it my compliments it is gorgeous.

Tom ;)
I have several of Beatbutt's Neversink Skaters and they look just like in the PhilA's photo. Bearbutt and PhilA are both excellent fly tiers, just like you are Tom.