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by bearbutt
Tue May 12, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: What rod do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 38226

Re: What rod do you use?

“Fish wood” is a very interesting choice of words!! LOL!--Here's an exceptional piece of lumber: an Allcock 7' Greenheart with a 2 5/8" Hardy Sunbeam: https://i.postimg.cc/XYDq77RV/IMG-0047.jpg I first cast it about a decade ago when visiting Ireland. A friend owned it. Looked for one for 8 years--...
by bearbutt
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: hook question
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: hook question

letumgo wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:33 am
I’ve seen his collection. Dana is unlikely to ever run outta hooks. 8-)

That's not true. I've done the math. He'll run out sometime between the years 2346 and 2348--.

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by bearbutt
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Edmonds & Lee
Replies: 17
Views: 1107

Re: Edmonds & Lee

LOL--. The corrections are very useful, and the recriminations simply delightful--to be accused of being "appallingly illiterate" would be a call to arms for some, and a badge of honour to others. Good writers have been called worse. All things considered, I thought the photographs were quite well d...
by bearbutt
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Whiting Brahma Hen Capes
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Whiting Brahma Hen Capes

Theroe wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:20 pm
Those are very nice indeed...........Four MORE reasons why I could never own a fly shop or anything remotely connected to the fly fishing genre........
LOL--classic junkie, you'd snort all your profits, huh? Like pretty much all the rest of us.

Stay safe. Stay home. Tie flies.

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by bearbutt
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Smaller flymphs
Replies: 43
Views: 2690

Re: Smaller flymphs

Thanks--yes, the artery clamp (small, 1 1/2 inches, curved) is my favorite. There's a lot of junk out there now, you really need to check to make sure it's a medical grade tool--lol.

I want to see those rejects too--we should start a thread of all our bad ties!

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by bearbutt
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Smaller flymphs
Replies: 43
Views: 2690

Re: Smaller flymphs

Great job, Dana!

One question: what did you use to grip the starling when you wrapped it? Hackle pliers? Artery clamp? Divine intervention?

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by bearbutt
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill
Replies: 34
Views: 2274

Re: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Our Chicago wildlife isn't so far behind what you have in NYC:

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by bearbutt
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbings & Hackles, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 2814

Re: Dubbings & Hackles, etc.

You know you guys are just terrible, especially joaniebo, narcobobber, dana, bearbutt, PhilA. It's no wonder I have such a tough time finding fly tying materials to hoard. :D How the hell did I get roped into this?--LOL I was thinking recently how the Coronavirus and other viral nasties are being t...
by bearbutt
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dark dun hen cape
Replies: 20
Views: 2612

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: 11004

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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