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by tie2fish
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: To Cane A Trout
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: To Cane A Trout

PS - Re: giving away some of my cane rods, years ago, I was able to buy quite a few Partridge of Redditch cane rod blanks for reasonable prices and I assembled these impregnated blanks into various sized rods, weights, usually 4 or 5 weights. Fished these rods for several years before deciding that...
by tie2fish
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Greensleeves (Pritt)
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Greensleeves (Pritt)

Your hackle "thickness" is more like that of the Pritt era than is Olber's.
by tie2fish
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: T E Pritt's Grannon or Greentail
Replies: 15
Views: 200

Re: T E Pritt's Grannon or Greentail

Your files/flies are outstanding, Bob.
by tie2fish
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stillwater soft hackle
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Stillwater soft hackle

Ever try it in a stream? If so, did it work there too?
by tie2fish
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Just old silk
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: Just old silk

One might think that the colors of old silks would fade and they would be less vibrant than the new stuff on plastic spools. Not so! For the few colors of Pearsall's Gossamer for which I have both "old" (wood spool) and "new" (plastic spool) specimens, the colors of the older stuff are decidedly ric...
by tie2fish
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Folded quill winged wet flies
Replies: 25
Views: 296

Re: Folded quill winged wet flies

The main difference between applied art and fine art is purpose. Applied art is tailored for functionality, or in other words, the design meets a practical purpose; its used for something. While, on the other hand, fine art is solely for aesthetic, visual purposes. Despite my screen name, I do ofte...
by tie2fish
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Folded quill winged wet flies
Replies: 25
Views: 296

Re: Folded quill winged wet flies

Fly tying in my opinion does not qualify as art. An art form does not justify copying but fly tying is all about that i.e. patterns. It is a fine hobby and at best a craft. Oh well sorry for the rant back to reading the feather thief a fine read but nothing but rubbish. Tom I guess I could be convi...
by tie2fish
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Folded quill winged wet flies
Replies: 25
Views: 296

Re: Folded quill winged wet flies

Here's a good demo on split upright wood duck wings ..

https://vimeo.com/120367400
by tie2fish
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling

Approximately 10 years ago a friend gave me about a dozen peacock fronds, including some with eyes, that she got from an acquaintance who has birds. I stuck them in a large vase that sits roughly 10 feet from an east facing window that has lace curtains. After about 5 years of using herl taken from ...
by tie2fish
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Baby Sunfly Softy
Replies: 19
Views: 226

Re: Baby Sunfly Softy

:roll: Interesting theory.