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by kacbo
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: English Jay bird
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: English Jay bird

Jay has has feathers that are excellent for wing on wet fly. Primary feathers snippets are used for wet imitation of mayflies around surface. Absolute prime tying material.
Blue feathers are famous for Invictas' throat.
Body feathers are incredibly soft, though I do not use them as thay deserve.
by kacbo
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hen cape - what color would call this?
Replies: 20
Views: 2106

Re: Hen cape - what color would call this?

How about golden badger?
by kacbo
Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying in Hackle
Replies: 16
Views: 9283

Re: Tying in Hackle

I tie all feathers by the butt, then wind them from eye to hook gap. After some wraps od thread, to trap the surplus feather, thread goes through hackle winding (cross wraping it) and final wraps comes just beihnd hook eye.
by kacbo
Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Deer Hair Emerger
Replies: 8
Views: 3323

Re: Deer Hair Emerger

Old Hat,

I'm gonna use that idea with deer hair! Like it a lot!
by kacbo
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Flymph Challenge - Rabbits Foot Dubbing
Replies: 65
Views: 24655

Re: Flymph Challenge - Rabbits Foot Dubbing

Rabbit's foot hair are somewhat shorter and finer compared to hare's foot hair. And hare's foot is somewhat larger than rabbit's. Basically, it is not dramatically different and both could be used for same purpose. And, there are no two animals identical. I'm not sure, but seems (to me) that snowsho...
by kacbo
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Flymph Challenge - Rabbits Foot Dubbing
Replies: 65
Views: 24655

Re: Flymph Challenge - Rabbits Foot Dubbing

I use hare foot underfur as dubbing component. So, it' not rabbit, it common European hare's foot. And I discard long and coarse and guard hair, and use only middle and base layer of underfur as dubbing. Usually, I use hare's foot underfur as 1/3 of dubbing mix. Doing this for some years. There are ...
by kacbo
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Just to see if I could
Replies: 17
Views: 9850

Re: Just to see if I could

OMG!!!
by kacbo
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Welcome to the discussion forum Nymphs!
Replies: 15
Views: 6654

Re: Welcome to the discussion forum Nymphs!

Bead Head Hare's Nymph
Sawyer's Pheasant Tail Nymph
Copper John
by kacbo
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Hooks
Replies: 14
Views: 13596

Re: Hooks

swellcat wrote:Thread seems to be missing critical context. Has content been deleted?
Probably author (Mike Connor), mentioned in some replies of this thread, requested deleting all his' posts after he decided to leave this forum.

...or maybe not?