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by ForumGhillie
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Australian possum dubbing
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Australian possum dubbing

Awesome, thanks for the post.
by ForumGhillie
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Greenwells Glory
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Greenwells Glory

upstatetrout wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:52 am
John I suppose I could put a tail on it but, what color bead would you suggest! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Tom
I am partial to coffee brown beads. :)
by ForumGhillie
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Australian possum dubbing
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Australian possum dubbing

John, Very cool! Please post the nymphs, when you tie them. I’m interested in seeing them. That dubbing looks great. It is hard for me to use the dubbing. A few years ago when I contacted Jan Betters, she was living in Florida. She said this might be the last batch she dyes up. So I ordered a few p...
by ForumGhillie
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson Soft Hackles
Replies: 23
Views: 1185

Re: Hendrickson Soft Hackles

The spun bodies look great John. You are now a fully trained and certified practitioner in the use of the William Anderson Clark Spinning Block :D ;) ;) ;) . P.S. Certification certificate to follow promptly by snail mail. Your friend. Tom Tom, thank you for acknowledging my certification. :) I hav...
by ForumGhillie
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Greenwells Glory
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Greenwells Glory

Tom, lovely classic fly tying as always.

BUT.. where the heck is the tail???? :lol: :lol:

John
by ForumGhillie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: dyed starling skins
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: dyed starling skins

I tie quite a few small flies with starling feathers. I can't find dyed skins locally. Anyone recommend a source and are the dyed skins really worth having for variety. Does the dying weaken the feathers? Below is where I have purcahsed a lot of high quality fly tying materials... https://competiti...
by ForumGhillie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson Soft Hackles
Replies: 23
Views: 1185

Re: Hendrickson Soft Hackles

John, that is one good looking pattern ! Are you using Pearsalls or YLI silk? Lou I am using YLI silk thread in the colors I have. I don't have YLI in a brown so i used Pearsalls. I need to buy some additional YLI colors. I think the above 2 flies were tied last Winter with some special squirrel du...
by ForumGhillie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Australian possum dubbing
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Australian possum dubbing

For a more reddish color dubbing I chopped up some of my Better's Australian possum fur that I bought a few years ago from Jan Betters. Then I added some fox squirrel to give it a little more spikiness and then tossed it all in my blender. It came out really nice. A couple of the spun bodies are fai...
by ForumGhillie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Vincent Marinaro Wet Flies
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: Vincent Marinaro Wet Flies

letumgo wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Would it also be possible to get a measurement of the size of each fly (millimeters)?
That sounds like a Ray type question, for sure. :lol: :lol:
by ForumGhillie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: English Grouse.
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: English Grouse.

Tom, very nice!

Is that a Cookshill English Red Grouse?

I have the entire E. grouse skin and love using it for wets.

John