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by chugbug
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: My First Flymph - One Messy BWO...
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: My First Flymph - One Messy BWO...

Thanks for the encouragement.
by chugbug
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: My First Flymph - One Messy BWO...
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: My First Flymph - One Messy BWO...

Yeah, the hook is old school cool. Mustad 94843 size 12, up eye 4x short 3x fine.
by chugbug
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: My First Flymph - One Messy BWO...
Replies: 10
Views: 356

My First Flymph - One Messy BWO...

Well, having received such a nice welcome after making my first post, in Letumgo's thread about hand dyeing some fur patches, I thought I had better at least try tying some flymphs... Harder than it looks! I figured I'd try a BWO emerger flymph using my hand-dyed bwo olive australian possum patch fo...
by chugbug
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Teesdale flies
Replies: 16
Views: 1543

Re: Teesdale flies

by chugbug
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)
Replies: 21
Views: 807

Re: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)

ronr wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:36 am
Oh man that dying chart is great. I never came across it when I was doing my calf tail dying a while back. Thanks for sharing.
My pleasure.
by chugbug
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)
Replies: 21
Views: 807

Re: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)

I like your approach better, trying to capture the subtleties of the natural materials rather than overwhelming them to get to a uniform particular color. For the bwo I used a mixture of 1 part sunshine orange, 2 parts dark green, and 3 parts tan, plus a few teaspoons of vinegar here and there. If y...
by chugbug
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)
Replies: 21
Views: 807

Re: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)

Ray, I really like the way way you used a spectrum approach...
by chugbug
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)
Replies: 21
Views: 807

Re: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)

Thanks, Ron. I used Ray's same process. Here's a handy cheat sheet for color mixing and measuring... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.ritdye.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Rit-Dye-Color-Formulas-Guide.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiK5N2Nk_DqAhVKhq0KHRnIAfMQFjAAegQIAhAC&usg=AOvVaw24C...
by chugbug
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)
Replies: 21
Views: 807

Re: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)

And a few more... Horse tail: BWO Dyed Horse Tail.jpg Peacock eye quill: BWO Peacock Quill.jpg The last is a nice orange brown I tried for some rusty spinner bodies and threw in a patch of deer hair to use the extra dye: Deer Hair Dyed Orange Brown.jpg At some point I'll have to post some flymphs an...
by chugbug
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)
Replies: 21
Views: 807

Re: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)

Thank you all for the nice welcome. I just realized the flies I posted were not flymphs... :roll: Either way, here are some close-ups of the materials in BWO color... Australian possum, one dyed and another natural for comparison: BWO Dyed Australian Possum.jpg Stripped neck hackle: BWO Hackle Stems...