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by Updtate
Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Muskrat Dubbing the easy way
Replies: 11
Views: 1591

Re: Muskrat Dubbing the easy way

Keep the skins intact! Just get yourself a dubbing rake. Fast efficient and fun to use.
No guard hairs!
Tom
by Updtate
Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Head question
Replies: 24
Views: 892

Re: Head question

A well tied fly deserves head cement!

Tom
by Updtate
Tue Oct 25, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Needle Brown North Country Spider
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Needle Brown North Country Spider

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by Updtate
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Breadcrust
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Breadcrust

I do not know what bird the quill comes from. I have a quill section that Dick Talleur gave me long ago saying "here use this for Breadcrusts". I have heard that the originals were tied with grouse quill.

Tom
by Updtate
Sat Jul 02, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Breadcrust
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Breadcrust

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by Updtate
Fri May 27, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 70
Views: 68540

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

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coincidence I was gifted some Chadwicks 477 yarn just a couple of days ago by a good friend and tied up a sawyers Killer Fly just this morning.

Tom
by Updtate
Fri May 06, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Very nicely done!!

Tom
by Updtate
Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Stewarts winged fly #1.
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Stewarts winged fly #1.

Found this interesting. Stewarts 1st winged fly called for a wood cock wing with a Hackle of landrail and a body of yellow silk. I subbed American Woodcock over covert feather rolled for the wing and the reddish undercovert feather for the called for landrail hackle along with the yellow silk for th...
by Updtate
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stewarts Red Spider
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: Stewarts Red Spider

Tom [/quote] According to W.C. Stewart in his book, The Practical Angler ( worth owning in my opinion ) Stewart says; The Red Spider should be made of the small feather taken from the outside of the wing of the landrail, dressed with yellow silk, and is deserving of a very high rank, particularly in...
by Updtate
Sun Apr 10, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stewarts Red Spider
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: Stewarts Red Spider

Just my interpretation. Nobody really knows. I have seen Starling,landrail,dotterel listed by others. A pattern that works and no one knows how to correctly tie it!


Tom