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by Old Hat
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: wax for dubbing brushes
Replies: 8
Views: 79

Re: wax for dubbing brushes

There are a lot of wax mixes that can be used and can be purchased. What you are after is a wax that is in semi-hard form, softens once worked and warmed up. This way you can easily wax the thread, add the dubbing, twist and then place the dubbing brush on a card to "cure". The "curing" means that t...
by Old Hat
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Split-thread spring caddis
Replies: 17
Views: 159

Re: Split-thread spring caddis

Sage Hen (Sharptail)
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English Grouse (dark)
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by Old Hat
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rod length & action in spider fishing
Replies: 15
Views: 284

Re: Rod length & action in spider fishing

Great discussions. Over years of wet fly fishing I have come to the conclusion that the rod I enjoy fishing most is the best suited. I have all kinds of length and sizes from 7' - 14' and 2-8wt. Not all for spider fishing mind you. Some are better suited for certain conditions and offer advantages f...
by Old Hat
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: First post: Starling and Red
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: First post: Starling and Red

Welcome to the forum, glad you chose to post. Those would certainly do very well in many waters. Excellent pattern. It is always good to see someone working in a classic style but bringing something new to the table.
by Old Hat
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Yellow Spiders
Replies: 21
Views: 270

Re: Yellow Spiders

I've used artichoke for an olive color dye bath. Gave a nice natural light olive color.
by Old Hat
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Honey Dun Flymph
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Honey Dun Flymph

Thanks guys. This is one I've used for quite a few years. I came up with it just trying to tie a light, medium and dark hare's ear flymph. Nothing special really just keeping things light and using the dun thread. I put tails on almost all of my soft hackles that are mayfly imitations except for the...
by Old Hat
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Yellow Spiders
Replies: 21
Views: 270

Re: Yellow Spiders

Wow! That dye bath really came out well.
by Old Hat
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Honey Dun Flymph
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Honey Dun Flymph

A little lighter cousin to a gold ribbed hare's ear. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZEs-h2zAEGuHVdqmsDTcRg38j0_uwCtInQJCXYC_-veAiPlP64z1A_yFobsJutODBVmibG57vef9TvpVonUMZN8PRlHRMVelSwlBHQ-F7XDt9Y9lVfYJkPenfMx__FusLt9KP-G8qYsnNw_B6KbQVMc204vWcKPIug-diVOkK-i4zNAgkRgMI8JwVhECgXYdTE8HOUqtsLyTKifErHD7R...
by Old Hat
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Welsumer Brahma Hen Available
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Welsumer Brahma Hen Available

Those look really nice Steve. A nice selection of patterns and colors on each.
by Old Hat
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hare's Ear & Cree
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Hare's Ear & Cree

Those are really nice. Cree makes a great hackle for hare patterns. I use it a lot in searching patterns. I like the darker/swollen thorax that it mimics. I like Feather Emporium. Dave has always treated me well.