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by ForumGhillie
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A tying journal
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: A tying journal

My tying journal is between my ears. :lol: :lol:

BUT, my fishing journal with dates & times, locations, flows, air/water temps, conditions, aquatic hatches, fish locations and patterns taken/refused is contained in yearly Word docs

John
by ForumGhillie
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying pre dubbed bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Tying pre dubbed bodies

First off, William's Clark dubbing block is a fantastic tool for making spun dubbing bodies on silk thread. Jim Slattery didn't have any of his rock hard Leisenring wax at Campfire Lodge. I told Jim I could use his wax beads in a pellet gun to shoot squirrels to keep them away from my wife's bird fe...
by ForumGhillie
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Green Drake flymph
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: Green Drake flymph

Here are a couple of Henry's Fork Green Drakes...

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the nymph is very stocky.

The photos were taken about 7 days ago.

john
by ForumGhillie
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Cookshill Hen English Partridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

BTW, I have several different bird skins from Steve at Cookshill and they all include the heads.

Here is one way I use the small partridge head feathers (size #18)...

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John
by ForumGhillie
Sun May 30, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Cookshill Hen English Partridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

All the English Partridge skins I have purchased over the years from Steve at Cookshill has had the head and been top quality.

John
by ForumGhillie
Thu May 27, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Cookshill Hen English Partridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Cookshill Hen English Partridge

Arrived in the mail when I returned from my 2 week Dakota's hiking and camping adventure. Nothing better for soft hackles than a Cookshill Hen English Partridge. Steve's materials are always top notch. Cookshill-English-Partridge-Skin.jpg I requested a while ago since they are so hard to come by lat...
by ForumGhillie
Thu May 27, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbing block ?
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: Dubbing block ?

I have William Anderson's dubbing block and it is awesome! Each to their own, but I feel the dubbing block and silk thread adds a lot to the flymph / soft hackle killing fly patterns, The silk thread shows through the dubbing and with the wax you can create card libraries for different blends to use...
by ForumGhillie
Mon May 03, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Imitative Leech Pattern
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Imitative Leech Pattern

Ray, very nice. I really like that leech pattern.

How do you find anything on your tying desk? :lol: :lol:

John
by ForumGhillie
Mon May 03, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: First time tying in years
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: First time tying in years

Nice job, that will hunt! Keep tying.

John
by ForumGhillie
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling Hackle
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Starling Hackle

Welcome to the Flymph Forum.

I really enjoy using starling feathers, it has great movement in the water. You just have to be careful winding it around the hook shank.

I am sure others will chime in.