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by letumgo
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lime Green Rockworm
Replies: 26
Views: 611

Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Ron. No. I did not split the yarn, but I do untwist it to make the fly a little more slender. Old Helen Shaw technique for working with yarn.
by letumgo
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: “Black Magic”
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: “Black Magic”

As they used to say, it’s a “capital killer” (meaning lethal pattern). ;)
by letumgo
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New Flymph Hook
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: New Flymph Hook

Carl - When you “tweak” the hook, are you clamping the eye in the jaws of the vise and pressing the hook? It looks like your including a small fraction of the hook shank too. Neat way to adjust the proportions of the shank.

Great tip. 👍
by letumgo
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: With Apologies to Canon Greenwell
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: With Apologies to Canon Greenwell

Very nice “hatch”. ;)
by letumgo
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: “Summer on the Test”
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: “Summer on the Test”

Doug - I read your review and immediately bought the audio book version. Thanks for the push. :D ;)

Once again, this site makes me richer (in knowledge) and poorer (financially) at the same. At this rate I may become the smartest pauper you’ll ever met. :shock: :lol:
by letumgo
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: New Kindle Book / Imitators Of The Fly: A History by Peter Hayes
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: New Kindle Book / Imitators Of The Fly: A History by Peter Hayes

Doug - If you’ve got a smart phone or tablet, you can download Kindle software on it and read Kindle books. I have an iPhone and iPad, with the kindle app on each. It allows me to read books whenever I’m sitting around waiting. Lately I’ve been finding digital versions of some older out of print boo...
by letumgo
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lime Green Rockworm
Replies: 26
Views: 611

Re: Lime Green Rockworm

Tell Vicki I say Hello. ;) :D
by letumgo
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: “Summer on the Test”
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: “Summer on the Test”

Thanks for the suggestion. Amazon has the Audible version available for $7 bucks. I will probably download it and listen to it over the summer. I used to listen to audio books during my commute (45 min each way), but have gotten away from it over the past year (working from home).
by letumgo
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lime Green Rockworm
Replies: 26
Views: 611

Re: Lime Green Rockworm

The hackle is tyed in by the stem, right behind the eye of the hook. The tying thread hangs at the back of the thorax, after the herl is wrapped. I then wrap the hackle back over the thorax, in open spiral turns. The tying thread is wound forward thru the hackle fibers, reinforcing both the herl and...
by letumgo
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling

The dun color of the young starling is extremely appealing. What region of the bird are these feathers from? Are they body feathers, or wing feathers (coverts)?