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by tworod
Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:59 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Rainbow Beaver Flymph
Replies: 17
Views: 838

Re: Rainbow Beaver Flymph

Here is a link to an Ebay seller that I have ordered from. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_ssn=crystalcreekfibers&store_name=crystalcreekfibers&_oac=1&_trksid=p4429486.m3561.l170197 Firestar and Angelina fibers are what are marketed in the fly tying trade as Ice, Arizona, Krystal, SLF, ...
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: 3359

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: 3359

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: 2054

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: 19632

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: 19632

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: 1127

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: 19632

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: 19632

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: 136534

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!