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by tworod
Sat Feb 03, 2024 11:33 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Peacock and Starling (Glanros / Henwing Style)
Replies: 16
Views: 2222

Re: Peacock and Starling (Glanros / Henwing Style)

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2024 7:38 am Tworod,

Are the jaws on your clamp smooth or serrated?

Thanks- Ken
Serrated and given the intended surgical use they are very gentle on hackles whether at the stem or tip.
by tworod
Fri Feb 02, 2024 12:03 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Peacock and Starling (Glanros / Henwing Style)
Replies: 16
Views: 2222

Re: Peacock and Starling (Glanros / Henwing Style)

A solution for tiny delicate hackles of any type is a micro-vascular clamp. You can find them on the internet and are commonly used for eye surgery. Excellent for tiny dry fly hackle too though with the genetic hackles being 6-12 inches long these days the need is a lot less than days of yore. Here ...
by tworod
Fri Jan 26, 2024 5:35 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: CELLIRE thinner
Replies: 5
Views: 1458

Re: CELLIRE thinner

Have you tried mineral spirits?
Naptha may also work.
by tworod
Mon Jan 08, 2024 11:36 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin
Replies: 16
Views: 8855

Re: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin

Did you get your melanistic yet? I was tying a bunch of Sparrows and had to go into my pheasant box. Here are some pictures of an unpicked melanistic cock skin and flank feathers along with a picture of some melanistic hen flank. The hen skin is a prized possession but is well picked over. The photo...
by tworod
Mon Jan 08, 2024 11:29 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin
Replies: 16
Views: 8855

Re: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin

Here is a piebald. Nice with only a few applications.
by tworod
Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:15 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Golden Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Golden Rod

Three ideas that can help with seals fur. 1. Put varnish on the tying thread. Just swipe the thread with a needle dipped in varnish. If you tie a large number of flies your fingers will get very sticky after a while and you will have to clean them before you can proceed with tying. 2. Use a heavier ...
by tworod
Wed Nov 22, 2023 6:44 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin
Replies: 16
Views: 8855

Re: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin

It looks like a melanistic skin to me. Piebalds are more tan/ginger in my experience.
by tworod
Tue Nov 21, 2023 9:18 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin
Replies: 16
Views: 8855

Re: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin

They appear on Ebay from time to time. There is one available now. https://www.ebay.com/itm/125687746886?hash=item1d4392d146:g:e6cAAOSw4TljrdUH&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAA0NhzY4bD%2FoPmDWWepsggK0BH1Rn%2FsCtzSPm4icLl%2BoSUpuNHUo2jSHYR7w4JCAiGKmsQKXkI8FX58KFgd4kEg9Pc%2B8cB%2FXEy3Zygk3GkBkGZJ4v9Q6xxHRgKG...
by tworod
Wed Sep 13, 2023 3:46 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Podcast
Replies: 27
Views: 119883

Re: Podcast

The mono-rig is nothing new. I used it exclusively until I was about 14 over 50 years ago. Give either of these a try. They are deadly!
by tworod
Fri Sep 01, 2023 10:19 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Parker
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: Parker

I am surprised that Guinea Hen doesn't have as much following as it should. The feathers are readily available and the mottling is terrific. Better yet is to dye Guinea in colors like brown, tan, olive, etc.
It is a great feather that looks fantastic on a fly.