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by DOUGSDEN
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Birdnest from Doug
Replies: 35
Views: 605

Re: Birdnest from Doug

Bill Lovelace, Wow! I really like your Birds Nest! The color really catches my eye! Also, your pattern is more "open" and I mean that in a very complimentary way! I can see plainly the body and ribbing thru the hackle and the head (thorax more so) is more defined and a bunch more sparse! Wonderful w...
by DOUGSDEN
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: DIY Tool - Cuticle Trimmer/Velcro Brush Tool
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: DIY Tool - Cuticle Trimmer/Velcro Brush Tool

Ray, This tool is cool! What a clever idea especially in the Velcro end! I would imagine the other end would slice just about any thread you could throw at it! Good Job! You need to put this with the endless pantheon of really useful tools that your creative mind comes up with! I am very impressed w...
by DOUGSDEN
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph
Replies: 24
Views: 892

Re: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph

Hi Fellows & Ladies! More junk from my trunk. I have marching headlong into Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymphs! The latest ones have been tied on swimming nymph hooks. These are my favorite! I have to admit that in the two patterns that I tied and posted earlier (above) without the furry and fuzzy head! S...
by DOUGSDEN
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: First trip of the year...Pink is the new black
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: First trip of the year...Pink is the new black

Martin,
Beautiful....just beautiful! Come on springtime!
D.
by DOUGSDEN
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: More stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: More stuff

Oh my gosh guys....you are hilarious! Keep it coming!
Hobby Lobby is a favorite stop on the crafting trail of my youngest daughter Erica! It is kind of a neat place and you are right....you walk out with more treasures than you actually went in there for! Ah, effective retailing!
Dougslobby
by DOUGSDEN
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Birdnest from Doug
Replies: 35
Views: 605

Re: Birdnest from Doug

Guys....and Bill, Thank you all for the super comments! This pattern really lives up to its name, "Bird's Nest". I once sent Bill a pattern of similar messiness (maybe a bit more spiky) and called it Bad Hair Day. It seems that the more unkempt they are, the better they fish! I think we've all know ...
by DOUGSDEN
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph
Replies: 24
Views: 892

Re: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph

I forgot some other interesting stats! The abdomen is 2/3rds the length of the body. The thorax is 1/3 the length of the body. The tail length is approx. 1/2 the body length! I find that this is a bit long for my liking. I sometimes substitute some partridge fibers and make them a tad shorter. It re...
by DOUGSDEN
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph
Replies: 24
Views: 892

Re: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph

Dave, I found my CD/DVD and watched it (enjoyably! I forgot how fantastic it is!) and came up with some interesting ratios! Here they are! The abdomen (belly fur) to orange antron is a 50/50 mix! This seems right. I know that it surely brightens the belly fur up when mixed! The same goes for the tho...
by DOUGSDEN
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph
Replies: 24
Views: 892

Re: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph

Dave, I'd be glad to share the recipe of the fur blend with you! The ratio I used was not much different than what Dave Whitlock had from his awesome video/DVD. I tended to mix it in small batches and added a bit more antron if I thought it needed to be brighter or belly (or back) fur to tone it dow...
by DOUGSDEN
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph
Replies: 24
Views: 892

Re: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph

Hi Guys, I wanted to share some RFSH Wets (the Nymphs will be coming soon!). They are a blast to tie and so deady up on top in the surface film and just below it! These are deviations from the general nymph patterns. I hope you like them! Doug 20190220_133519.jpg 20190220_133640.jpg[[attachment=0]20...