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by crazy4oldcars
Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Fun Morning
Replies: 13
Views: 3640

Re: Fun Morning

He had to take the pics down before Mama saw them in his photobucket..... :lol:
It's good to see that you're back among the (allegedly) fishing.

Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Sylvester Nemes Soft-Hackles
Replies: 69
Views: 17882

Re: Sylvester Nemes Soft-Hackles

You're welcome, Hank. I tried a magnifying glass first, and just had a close-up view of the pixels. :oops: Thanks, Kirk. It's a pretty clean shot. When I was reading this earlier I thought about taking additional pics for inquiring minds, but as I've recently made some changes to my tying room, I pu...
by crazy4oldcars
Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Sylvester Nemes Soft-Hackles
Replies: 69
Views: 17882

Re: Sylvester Nemes Soft-Hackles

I took the liberty of zooming in on the knot in Williams image and screen capturing it. http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg176/07sgt2442/The%20Knot_1.jpg It looks to me like what we are seeing is trash in the hook eye, rather than a second turn of tippet. Whatever it is, it appears to have a feath...
by crazy4oldcars
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Beaverpelt Nymph
Replies: 6
Views: 2577

Re: Beaverpelt Nymph

Where? :lol: When I was a kid, I remember seeing the nymphs swimming and crawling on the retaining wall at a lake. I also remember evacuating the area cause they were scary looking, lol. Beauty of a fly, Scott. That ought to look a lot like the Fuzzle Bugger when it gets wet. That wonderful teardrop...
by crazy4oldcars
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Olive-Gray Duster (Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Nymph)
Replies: 11
Views: 2949

Re: Olive-Gray Duster (Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Nymph)

<insert mental picture of Ray in a house dress and apron, standing in front of a knick-knack shelf with his featherduster.> :shock: :o :? Too much detail? :oops: :mrgreen: Great looking fly. I'll have to try it with an orange abdomen. This is a couple of flies lately with pheasant over the top of th...
by crazy4oldcars
Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frenchies (variations)
Replies: 10
Views: 3075

Re: Frenchies (variations)

voolay voo.......Oh, wait. That ain't the right one.
I've had good luck with these Squirrelly little rascals. Thanks for reminding me.

Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber
Replies: 54
Views: 11568

Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

Wow. Wonderfully creative. Each possible problem address with a simple, clean solution. I love the light springs and the rubber washers. Elegant. Instead of adding an idler pulley, you might find a 1/16" cross-section o-ring of the appropriate length to use as a belt. The nitrile rubber will also el...
by crazy4oldcars
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Greys Creeper
Replies: 4
Views: 1673

Re: Greys Creeper

There are (probably) more bugs that look like the original, but that variant is a thing of amazement and beauty.
I will be coming back to look at this one a few times.

Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber
Replies: 54
Views: 11568

Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

I one of my former lives, I was working for an engineer, and we were designing a new generation of fire fighting nozzles. Not the hand-held ones, but the big, high-flow trailer- and truck-mounted ones. That was a fun job. We spent all day playing with really big squirt guns, lol. I miss it sometimes...
by crazy4oldcars
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Wyatt's Trude
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Re: Wyatt's Trude

See? There you go with that Guinea fowl again. :D
A good looking fly.
I remember Mike C's thoughts regarding the color orange on a fly, and tend to add it wherever I can. Between the squirrel wing and the chenille, this one really appeals to me.

Kirk