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by daringduffer
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pete Hidy Appreciation
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

Seen together you can really appreciate the intricate thought from Hidy that went into the dubbing mixes and how they interact with the thread and hackle color to form some beautiful emerging mimics of specific insects. When you look at them separately it is difficult to appreciate the pattern sele...
by daringduffer
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Winged Larva Lace
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Winged Larva Lace

Interesting fly that looks very catchy. I hope you will let it swim soon and report back.

dd
by daringduffer
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Saber Hooks?
Replies: 41
Views: 1467

Re: Saber Hooks?

I like some of the older hooks as well, but I have had problems with them breaking when I try to pinch the barb down. Those are just too brittle. 😎 B You have to 'roll' those brittle barbs down by 'squeezing' them from the tip towards the bend of the hook in order to avoid breaking them. The easies...
by daringduffer
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Rena Caddis
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Rena Caddis

Cool Hat, that is a nice version. Rena is a Norwegian river with a good stock of fish. You can see another version here http://www.rakkenes.com/rena-caddis/ http://www.rakkenes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/RenaCaddis.jpg On this same site you find Gunnar Bingen's renowned caddis 'The Animal' aka '...
by daringduffer
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: re: William Anderson's website
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: re: William Anderson's website

Money is not the issue. Some internet troll bought the domain name out from under William, and was holding the website hostage for a huge sum of money (thousands). Unfortunately, William lost control of his own website and the contents. A heart breaking loss, which took the wind out of William's sa...
by daringduffer
Mon May 20, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 25
Views: 1319

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

Thanks Tim. Will do.

dd
by daringduffer
Fri May 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 25
Views: 1319

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

tjd wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:27 am
They are a med/dark dun with an almost golden to fiery edge to the hackles.
I would love to see a cape like that. Weidner - who was he?

dd
by daringduffer
Fri May 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 15
Views: 733

Re: Fly Tying Tools

That is a very robust piece of equipment. I very much enjoy specialized tools like this one. I have a very small toolmakers vice with incredribly close tolerances regarding parallelism (0,002 mm in 80mm) and angles. I don't need these qualities but I admire those who have made it.

dd
by daringduffer
Thu May 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Triple Threats
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Triple Threats

Yes, I hear you Carl (had missed your response). I doubt you had tied them that way if they didn't work for you. May my grayling be more 'educated' than your prey? I doubt that too. If I try my ribbed ones more than I have done I might get a different outcome. But, like you, I prefer to use what wor...
by daringduffer
Thu May 09, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gartside's Sparrow
Replies: 22
Views: 766

Re: Gartside's Sparrow

Worth the wait.

dd