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by daringduffer
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: GRHE Dark Version
Replies: 28
Views: 6453

Re: GRHE Dark Version

I use washing-up liquid. Is that a safe choice?

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by daringduffer
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hackle ALERT !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Hackle ALERT !!!

Thanks, Dana.I had about 35 seconds to decide and act since dinner was on the table. 4 capes were left.

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by daringduffer
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: GRHE Dark Version
Replies: 28
Views: 6453

Re: Cream Rinse / GRHE Dark Version

I asked my wife, who uses conditioner on her hair, she said conditioner covers the hair fibers with silicone. That might explain why my hare's mask fibers are "silky smooth". :D She also asked me why I wanted to know. I told her she is better off not knowing. :roll: I washed the wild wabbit skin th...
by daringduffer
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: GRHE Dark Version
Replies: 28
Views: 6453

Re: GRHE Dark Version

I take this blending method one step further. When the blended dubbing is dry, I give it a spin in my coffee grinder. I very much like the result of that operation.

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by daringduffer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: DIY Tool - Cuticle Trimmer/Velcro Brush Tool
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: DIY Tool - Cuticle Trimmer/Velcro Brush Tool

Ray, I just saw that you have made more than 10000 posts. When do you sleep?

I have a suggestion for your tool. You could add a notch to it https://www.flyfishingmasters.se/sk/fut ... ackle-tool Check the video.

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by daringduffer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

I had a workmate who couldn't have guests. He had a mean cat who owned the whole family. This beast weighed 30lb and attacked visitors. The cat had followed him home from the forest, much smaller then.

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by daringduffer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Sunshine and the Dry Fly
Replies: 25
Views: 530

Re: Sunshine and the Dry Fly

We love poetry, don't we?

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by daringduffer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Triple Threat Caddis
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Triple Threat Caddis

REE04419 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:31 am
When I watched Jim dress the Triple Threat Caddis at his shop, and tied a few under his watchful eye, a dubbing loop was used and each wrap was preened back as the next one was wrapped. Result was a very buggy, spikey thorax.
Very valuable information.

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by daringduffer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)
Replies: 20
Views: 300

Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Excellent tutorial. When I was a small boy, I loved to play with magnets. Although I would allow such a small magnet on my vice, I would not want my scissors clinging onto it. I prefer clearance to clutter around my vice. I'd rather stick my scissors into my right cheek. I would have no trouble find...
by daringduffer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer
Replies: 24
Views: 460

Re: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

The word 'klister' means glue. That might explain something.

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