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by tworod
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: Hooks

Check out the seller Hardydeluxe on Ebay. Lots of styles.
I have been very happy with everything I have ordered.
by tworod
Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: UV
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: UV

UV has been a 'new' topic every decade or so. I can recall a year back in the '70's when you could not buy a certain type of Tide detergent in West Yellowstone because everyone was washing their flies and fly tying materials in it for a supposed magical UV effect. The next year you could buy all of ...
by tworod
Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Charlie Brooks Speaks
Replies: 7
Views: 5492

Re: Charlie Brooks Speaks

One continuous wrap. If it looks ugly you got it the way Brooks tied it. Charlie Brooks tied fishing flies, not shadow box flies.
by tworod
Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Head question
Replies: 24
Views: 832

Re: Head question

It is a matter of choice. I take my lead from salmon fly tiers and bamboo rod makers. Spar varnish.
by tworod
Thu Nov 10, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Chadwicks 477
Replies: 23
Views: 1428

Re: Chadwicks 477

What do you think would have happened if Mrs Sawyer, I believe her name was Margaret, did not have any Chadwicks 477 wool in her knitting box. Would Chadwicks 476 or 478 been just as effective? How about if she only had some mottled grey knitting wool?
by tworod
Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Oscar-Mike Caddis
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Oscar-Mike Caddis

Reminds me of Brooks' Skunk without the hassle.
by tworod
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 70
Views: 68291

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

by tworod
Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ashy
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: Ashy

When does an Ashy become a muskrat nymph, gray muskrat, gray nymph, etal??
Grizzly and muskrat, so many names. It has to be good.
by tworod
Tue May 31, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 70
Views: 68291

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

I have no idea what the fish think of copper wire; I doubt they give a rats arse. But I do. Me, I have always been a fan of the deeper, darker, copper colors. The standard run of the mill stuff we buy today, from the various purveyors of such things, excites me not; it's so... bland. I've got a lif...
by tworod
Mon May 02, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Different Techniques
Replies: 9
Views: 1954

Re: Different Techniques

I'm a fan of the three techniques I was taught eons ago; upstream, downstream and across.