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by JohnMD1022
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Doing better
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Doing better

I think that is a beautiful one. And you pin down an important point,that, in part, any pattern can be stated mathematically, and this leads to consistently good ties. (Number of turns to tie the wings, and how to apply them.) And, I’d bet that most have come to tie in this manner without conscious ...
by JohnMD1022
Thu Jul 21, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Donald Nicholson's Wet Fly Compendium
Replies: 34
Views: 23994

Re: Donald Nicholson's Wet Fly Compendium

Oh well.

It looks like it requires a google account, anyway, so I’d never see it.😀
by JohnMD1022
Wed Jul 20, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Donald Nicholson's Wet Fly Compendium
Replies: 34
Views: 23994

Re: Donald Nicholson's Wet Fly Compendium

Is the link still available?
by JohnMD1022
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Now What?
Replies: 17
Views: 928

Re: Now What?

Wwwwwwwwww
by JohnMD1022
Mon May 30, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling skins
Replies: 16
Views: 2471

Re: Starling skins

I used know a luthier who built a wooden frame by his paling area which was below the view of neighbors. The bottom of the frame was. Hardware cloth wired to 220v He’d get stale bread from a local outlet, use it as bait, an when the starlings flooded his “feeder”, he’d flip the switch. He reported t...
by JohnMD1022
Mon May 30, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Tools?
Replies: 15
Views: 1593

Re: Tools?

Yes, Mike, the problem I find now is that things are scattered over multiple threads.

If, for example, I want to see what people have posted about vises, a post may be anywhere.
by JohnMD1022
Sun May 29, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Tools?
Replies: 15
Views: 1593

Re: Tools?

In reading through various sections, the thought has o occurred to me, several times, that a new section called “Tools of the Trade” would be useful.

It could have subsections for vises, bobbins, scissors, etc.
by JohnMD1022
Tue May 03, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Assorted fur offer
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Assorted fur offer

The following announcement is from Facebook. The original text is as follows: Derek Grieve I posted this about a year ago and haven’t gotten around to it. I’m a furrier in alaska and have a ton of scraps. 3 trash bags and a tote full. I’m going to dump it all out and shuffle it up really good and wi...
by JohnMD1022
Wed Mar 23, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Head Cement; I need a New Source
Replies: 30
Views: 6961

Re: Head Cement; I need a New Source

The varnish from Hobby Lobby.
by JohnMD1022
Wed Mar 23, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Head Cement; I need a New Source
Replies: 30
Views: 6961

Re: Head Cement; I need a New Source

After looking around a bit, I found the Windsor Newton varnish is about $3 cheaper than at the art stores.

That Wapsi applicator looks neat, but not at the $9.49 Bass Pro Shop wants, or the $8.50 from Orvis.

Flymasters.com sells it for $1.99.

Any comments from a user?