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by daringduffer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge

I enjoy listening to Jerry Criss when he is tying at Weekly Fly...

dd
by daringduffer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Been a while, photo intensive open at own risk ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Been a while, photo intensive open at own risk ;)

Hi Karsten, Life without Bill isn't the same. Visiting the forum isn't the same either, due to our loss. Don't take this wrong now, but he was a source of wit and inspiration that is lacking very much in my life now. We all have a lot of friends here, but he was very special. Your flies are Shuckish...
by daringduffer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Vixen and Hare Flymph
Replies: 14
Views: 144

Re: Vixen and Hare Flymph

Old Hat wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:27 am

Daringduffer - I solved the mystery a few months back. Mustad 98463 Barbless. I found more at an estate sale at a show down to #16.
Good on you, Carl, on both accounts. I will have to look for that hook...

dd
by daringduffer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Vixen and Hare Flymph
Replies: 14
Views: 144

Re: Vixen and Hare Flymph

One would have to be Dougsden's twin brother to do that tying justice. Exquisite.
And that hook again. The mystery hook.
And primrose green.
Very beautiful.

dd
by daringduffer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Out of the jungle
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Out of the jungle

narcodog wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:20 am
If i wasn't a pain in the arse to order from him I would order one.
Hey, narco, where do you want your pain?

Just askin'.

dd
by daringduffer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

Ray, I always wash my natural tying material. As you say, this makes them easier to work with and also enhances their inherent qualities. Not least important, as you say, it makes them safer to work with. When you see the water afterwards you realize how dirty they were. Not always but often. When I...
by daringduffer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Smaller flymphs
Replies: 43
Views: 1098

Re: Smaller flymphs

hankaye wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Howdy All;

This is where our friend Ruard would say
"There is always a solution."

hank
hank,
Our friend Ruard is probably right but, unfortunately, you don't always find it. But when you do, it makes you happy.

dd
by daringduffer
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Smaller flymphs
Replies: 43
Views: 1098

Re: Smaller flymphs

I have been seriously challenged when trying to tie spiders and such due to lack of steady hands. This problem haunted me for years and I wasted a lot of good hackles. Loss of money wasn't the real issue, loss of joy when tying flies was. All of this was solved when I bought the C&F (rubber suspende...
by daringduffer
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Smaller flymphs
Replies: 43
Views: 1098

Re: Smaller flymphs

I have just tied a couple of flies in size 18 with a waterhen hackle. I am even more impressed by those shown by now. They are smaller than small. My hackle looked rather 'dead' until I educated it between the pad of my index finger and my thumbnail. That treatment made them look nice. A trick I've ...