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by Oenophileangler
Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:43 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: SOFT~ HACKLE JOURNAL
Replies: 35
Views: 34641

Re: SOFT~ HACKLE JOURNAL

More than a little bit sad. Just got this last issue today, and it’s the last issue. As in, ever. Very sorry to read this but I understand that life gets in the way. Another FF magazine folded late last year. That was my favorite. Steve knows which one. My best wishes to Steve. I really enjoyed this...
by Oenophileangler
Sat Oct 28, 2023 10:42 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: SOFT~ HACKLE JOURNAL
Replies: 35
Views: 34641

Re: SOFT~ HACKLE JOURNAL

chugbug wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:13 pm The third issue arrived here too, I especially am looking forward to the October caddis article. The flies look great.

I just noticed the wax.tip was "authored" by Petey Laphroaig, ... :roll:
I missed that. Now that's a joke!

Dale
by Oenophileangler
Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:08 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: SOFT~ HACKLE JOURNAL
Replies: 35
Views: 34641

Re: SOFT~ HACKLE JOURNAL

Finally got around to reading it, cover to cover. Excellent! I did go to Ace and bought some wax meantioned in tips. I already had more than I will ever use, but... I bought the wax mentioned. Very, very sticky. I wouldn't put it on your finger. I usually just put some on my tying bench, where this...
by Oenophileangler
Sat Sep 30, 2023 10:33 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Alfalfa
Replies: 8
Views: 20573

Re: Alfalfa

The fly does sort of resemble Alfalfa.
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Norm, take care and stay healthy! See you when you return.

Dale
by Oenophileangler
Mon Aug 28, 2023 9:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Passadunk
Replies: 8
Views: 2841

Re: Passadunk

hankaye wrote: Mon Aug 28, 2023 8:55 am I read a month or 2 a week. All of the Blog entries are listed at the bottom of the link
I often look at Norm's site.

https://flytyingnewandold.blogspot.com

It would take years to go through all his flies.

Thanks, Norm, for posting!

Dale
by Oenophileangler
Sun Jun 18, 2023 11:07 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Anxious
Replies: 10
Views: 19034

Re: Anxious

I got a nice Partridge skin from Feather-Craft online and bought one once from Cookshill. I particularly liked the one from Feather-Craft because it was smaller than what you normally see for sale. I also purchased a Partridge skin from F-C several months ago. It was described as "Pen raised&q...
by Oenophileangler
Sun Jun 11, 2023 10:53 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Prairie Chicken Skin
Replies: 8
Views: 14548

Re: Prairie Chicken Skin

Ray, I found one of your flies from a long time ago in FTF, using prairie chicken hackle. It really does look like plover. https://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?/topic/65654-the-prairie-chicken-twist/ How small does the hackle get? Size 10 is just about the largest soft hackle I usually tie. Dale
by Oenophileangler
Wed May 03, 2023 9:45 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Mystery Feather Soft Hackle
Replies: 13
Views: 21504

Re: Mystery Feather Soft Hackle

Hi Dale, I was just at that bridge and visited the shrine that is just to the right of the bridge. Your picture captures the beauty of the area. Thanks for posting and sorry you could not go fishing. Otto Hi Otto, I have never fished in Japan, except for a fish market in Hakodate a bunch of years a...
by Oenophileangler
Wed May 03, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Mystery Feather Soft Hackle
Replies: 13
Views: 21504

Re: Mystery Feather Soft Hackle

DOUGSDEN wrote: Wed May 03, 2023 8:38 pm Dale,
The picture and "the water under the bridge" are superb! I like its content and composition! Very well done friend! Japan is a beautiful country!
Doug
Thanks, Doug. I believe that the quality of this picture is more due to the subject than the photographer.

Dale
by Oenophileangler
Wed May 03, 2023 8:30 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Mystery Feather Soft Hackle
Replies: 13
Views: 21504

Re: Mystery Feather Soft Hackle

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This is the closest I got to a fish 3 weeks ago in Nikko.

I did manage to catch Cherry blossoms though it was slightly past peak.

Dale