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by bearbutt
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution
Replies: 23
Views: 1124

Re: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution

Theroe wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:41 pm
Well, lucky for me I don't have any !!!!!!!
...yet.....
by bearbutt
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Who Fishes Wood?
Replies: 38
Views: 2106

Re: Who Fishes Wood?

Thanks, Ray--yes, I've visited the Blue Mountain Lake museum a couple of times--they have Nessmuk's canoe!--and so much else, as you point out!--also climbed to the fire tower overlooking the lake. My wife and I got married in a log cabin just up the road in Indian Lake....19 years ago. It's a nice ...
by bearbutt
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Who Fishes Wood?
Replies: 38
Views: 2106

Re: Who Fishes Wood?

Wood? Only one: a 7' Allcock greenheart that took me half a decade to pry from the hands of a good friend in Ireland--. Paired with a 2 5/8 Hardy Sunbeam, it's a gem: https://i.postimg.cc/XYDq77RV/IMG_0047.jpg As for fishing grass--that's another story. It's pretty much the only thing I fish. Here a...
by bearbutt
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up
Replies: 21
Views: 1227

Re: Micro Fishing Photo Tank - Inexpensive Under Water Photo Set Up

Cool set-up, Ray--I like it a lot. John, I agree about the lack of movement of the soft hackles is surprising--I've seen this with flatwing streamers too--but have seen flashabou respond very well to subtle currents. I wonder if there's a market here for a supersoft synthetic hackle? The ways the ba...
by bearbutt
Tue May 12, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: What rod do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 42581

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: 2386

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: 2048

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: 2257

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: 4844

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: 4844

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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