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by bearbutt
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dark dun hen cape
Replies: 20
Views: 376

Re: Dark dun hen cape

I'd suggest a waterhen from Cookshill. Buy two while you're at it. Steve takes credit cards.

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by bearbutt
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 75
Views: 8790

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

ForumGhillie wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:42 pm


Of course, you Easterners have milder snowstorms than we do. :)

...Said by a mid-westerner who never had his butt buried by a N'easter, lol.

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by bearbutt
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Muskrat
Replies: 29
Views: 967

Re: Muskrat

I am down to a 1x2 patch of fur from a Muskrat I trapped maybe 45 years ago. Between salt, borax and the sun that hide lasted longer than the 12 year old that trapped it, thought it would. ....... I could never use muskrat from a bag, like I do opossum, rabbit, and squirrel. Holding a muskrat hide ...
by bearbutt
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: New member intro

Theroe wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:35 am
Can you shed some light on the method of "Scotch Tied Hackle"?

I had always thought that meant tying while under the influence of Laphroaig?


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by bearbutt
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hen cape - what color would call this?
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: Hen cape - what color would call this?

Yeah--Phil has it--"Pale Furnace". I also checked Jennings in addition to Elder--same result. I like "Ginger Furnace" though--nice name for a porn star maybe?--but this is a family website, so we aren't going in that direction. But we will wait and see what Dana has to say about the topic. He works ...
by bearbutt
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: What color Pearsalls is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

Another thought: if this spool is as early as it appears to be, it would reinforce the argument for 6a. When Edmonds and Lee published Brook and River Trouting in 1916, there was no 19 on their chart--colors stopped at 18. I'm not sure when 19 was introduced, so that's something we'd need to sort ou...
by bearbutt
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: What color Pearsalls is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

I'd guess 6a--hotsy-totsy orange.

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by bearbutt
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Spun body nymph
Replies: 27
Views: 1284

Re: Spun body nymph

I used to punt on the river Cam, which is in Cambridge, Ah-ha! Cambridge! That explains a lot. At Oxford we always considered Cambridge to be a very good second choice. But one thing they never figured out there was how to punt properly--doing it more or less from the wrong end of the punt. Robert ...
by bearbutt
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Spun body nymph
Replies: 27
Views: 1284

Re: Spun body nymph

That's pretty good, John--nice fuzzy factor. Here's a few tied by Mr. Fuzzy:


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And Mr. Fuzzy himself with his charming smile (from the book coming your way....)


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by bearbutt
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Francis M. Walbran North Country Flies
Replies: 17
Views: 2502

Re: Francis M. Walbran North Country Flies

Somehow I missed this project, and I love it--as plates of materials for tying have long been an interest of mine. John, can you tell us more about how you are attaching the materials to the ground paper? How are you keeping feather flat? How are dubbings attached? And what sort of paper are you usi...