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by Terrestrial12
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: French silk thread
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: French silk thread

Yes the semperfli pure silk is garbage in my opinion. It's quite large in diameter and just has a "scruffy" cheap feeling texture. Makes my skin crawl sliding trough my fingers. It's fine for spider bodies if you want a pretty fat little body but no good for spinning flymph bodies. Unless ...
by Terrestrial12
Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Greib Quill
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Greib Quill

Hahaha when I read the title I had to assume you had accidentally swatted a grieb during teal or wood duck season. Great looking fly
by Terrestrial12
Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: March Brown from the John Shaner fly wallet
Replies: 4
Views: 90

March Brown from the John Shaner fly wallet

I fell in love with the brown partridge winged March brown from the Shaner fly wallet post so I recreated a few for my box. Such a simple wing but deadly looking fly. I did the first one with hot orange Pearsall's but figured it was kind of pointless so I just did the others with orange thread. Hope...
by Terrestrial12
Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pheasant & Possum Flymph
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Pheasant & Possum Flymph

I love this. Looks like it would fish for a crane fly quite well
by Terrestrial12
Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: French silk thread
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: French silk thread

Does it seem to be about right? For me personally I don't care as much if the colors are matched perfectly. As long as it's close enough. What gets me is the actual size. The Japanese and English substitutes I've tried have been much larger. More like rod winding
by Terrestrial12
Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Uses for American possum
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Uses for American possum

Oh yeah! Won't be a fish left in the creek
by Terrestrial12
Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Uses for American possum
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Uses for American possum

Very nice roadkill. Now I'm inspired! I'm thinking I need to go home and spin some bodies. The glossy clear/white possum on yellow thread with maybe a pinch of pink fox would make a nice sulphur body
by Terrestrial12
Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Mourning dove
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Mourning dove

Found some
by Terrestrial12
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Carey Special
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Carey Special

Another favorite fly of mine. They are so fun to tie and so versatile. In 14-10 they make a great dragon/damsel fly nymph. I tie them in about a 6 or 4 for farm pond bass. Sometimes I'll tie them with jungle cock eyes or even omit the hackle tail and tie in a red wool tag. Here is my rendition. I ho...