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by Old Hat
Sat Sep 10, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono!
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: Kimono!

"In my opinion it I better than Pearsall's in every way. Smaller, more "silky", and you get way more of it."

:o :shock: Whew!, now I can breath. I just didn't want to be the first one to say it! :lol:

I agree with this statement.
by Old Hat
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Snowshoe bodies
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: Snowshoe bodies

It's like seal and other course fur and hair. You can do it but it looks fairly ragged. In order to get the right profile you have to dub quite a bit of the hair on a strand. I have used it for a White Miller emerging flymph on a well waxed primrose thread so that the thread is a light green, like y...
by Old Hat
Sun Apr 10, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Tying Wax
Replies: 32
Views: 4230

Re: Tying Wax

I have all kinds of wax. I have always just stored them in small ziplock baggies. Never had any issue with just rolling a piece in my hands to warm and soften. Some takes longer than others. When tying, I do like Ron and keep it in between a couple fingers while I tie. When tying for shows I keep in...
by Old Hat
Sun Mar 06, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Old Blue Dun
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: Old Blue Dun

Carl, A great mix of an old pattern with a new material. How do you like these hooks compared to other up-eye hooks you have used, or the straight-eye hooks you were bending up? Thanks- Ken These are are classy. Feel strong and sharp. A good Flymph base. Have not fished them yet though.
by Old Hat
Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Old Blue Dun
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: Old Blue Dun

letumgo wrote: Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:09 am Marvelous variation Carl. The hot wire rib is a nice touch.

Where did you buy the hooks?

(Never mind…I just found them on Dette’s site) :D
SSSHHH....
by Old Hat
Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Old Blue Dun
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: Old Blue Dun

That rib is not subtle at all. I do like the look. I wonder what the fish approval rating will be. Yep, to be determined. I've never been afraid of a little pop or contrast. I used to do real well with an olive bodied flymph, partridge hackle and a fire orange Hotwire rib in NE Oregon streams. know...
by Old Hat
Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Old Blue Dun
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Old Blue Dun

I've been playing with some Hotwire stash I've had for years. Here I took Leisenring's Old Blue Dun and replaced the yellow silk rib with Fl.Orange Hotwire. I like the pop! I was also playing on a new to me hook, Gaelic Syl Nemes up-eye soft hackle. Thread: primrose silk and a dark cobbler's wax Hac...
by Old Hat
Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Orange. Florida style.
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: Partridge and Orange. Florida style.

It is orange season in Florida and we do have a few huns running around. No trout freshwater trout to feed though.
by Old Hat
Wed Feb 09, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Orange. Florida style.
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Partridge and Orange. Florida style.

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by Old Hat
Wed Feb 09, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: I think I am going to herl! (simple tool to make hopper legs)
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re: I think I am going to herl! (simple tool to make hopper legs)

I just saw this. Very cool. I'll have to give it a go. I have always used a knitting hook which is easy too.