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by DOUGSDEN
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Stripping barbules from a partridge feather
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Stripping barbules from a partridge feather

I'm with Driftless on this one! My Anvil brand small, curved scissors seem to do the trick especially on some of those all too rare, small, well- speckled, and slightly darkish partridge feathers! I have never been too successful in pealing the barbs away from one side of the stem! This is a great t...
by DOUGSDEN
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 46
Views: 1770

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Ray, Your custom leader thread and all the great pictures are fantastic! I did not realize there were so many formula's out there and you have mastered them quite well! I have a sheet in my "technicals" box that has some very crude but effective leader formulas. None can compare with the dandies you...
by DOUGSDEN
Sun May 05, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Wet flies of Dana Reed (Theroe)
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Wet flies of Dana Reed (Theroe)

Dana,
These patterns are wonderful! So beautiful and so masterfully tied!
Ray, thank you for sharing these with us! Your photography is great as usual!
You two should tag team like this more often! It's awesome!
Doug in the Den
by DOUGSDEN
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Irish Infused.
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: Irish Infused.

Alan,
This is awesome! I am glad you had the chance to get out and "experiment"! Beautiful Brookies responding to ultra beautiful flies! Ah, Ireland!
Your tying is incredible Alan!
Dougsden
by DOUGSDEN
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Irish Infused.
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: Irish Infused.

Alan, These Irish Mays are drop dead gorgeous! The words Mega-Flymph" comes to mind. I can just imagine the amount of air or bubbles these hackle fibers will trap. Trout will not be able to refuse them! Brook trout in particular! Please don't forget to post the results you get with these beauties on...
by DOUGSDEN
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Yellow Woodcock.
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: The Yellow Woodcock.

Tom, I love the way the moderately bright yellow dubbing (my interpretation) contrasts with the beautiful, yet much darker woodcock! It's these hard contrasts that make good fish catchers! I am also loving the short and well dubbed body and general shape of it! I strive for these looks in my tying b...
by DOUGSDEN
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Birdnest from Doug
Replies: 37
Views: 1739

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: 15
Views: 1030

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: 1780

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: 1275

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

Martin,
Beautiful....just beautiful! Come on springtime!
D.