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by DOUGSDEN
Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:53 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Frustrating tools
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: Frustrating tools

Hi guys!
Hackle pliars...Try Dorin Brand tear drop pliars! Very well engineered tool! Reasonably well finished too!
Dougsden
by DOUGSDEN
Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:53 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Kaleidoscope Soft Hackle
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Re: Kaleidoscope Soft Hackle

Bill,
As Ray would say....."This fly has pizzazz!" This is a killer pattern!
Great work friend!
Doug in the Den!

(This is what you'd say isn't it Ray?)
by DOUGSDEN
Fri Jan 26, 2024 10:20 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Silk Color
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: Silk Color

Rex, How nice it is to hear from you again! How have you been? Silk color is usually determined by the pattern you wish to create! I have been re-reading Skues and he talks about how important it is to have your silk "harmonize" with the fur that you are using to make the pre-spun bodies w...
by DOUGSDEN
Fri Jan 26, 2024 9:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Wren
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Wren

Norm,
Elegance and simplistic beauty! A hallmark of your tying efforts and we cannot get enough of it! Thank you friend!
Doug
by DOUGSDEN
Tue Jan 23, 2024 9:53 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Generic Spring Caddis
Replies: 10
Views: 1510

Re: Generic Spring Caddis

Ya know Dana, I have never had a bunch of luck either when fishing purple patterns! I don't know why! On a similar way, when I spin fish (is it OK to say that here?) with stick baits, etc., purple is the hot color. Purple over silver sided bodies! I realize that larger baits and smaller flies are no...
by DOUGSDEN
Fri Jan 19, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Sanders' March Brown Soft Hackle (tyed by DOUGSDEN)
Replies: 18
Views: 2672

Re: Sanders' March Brown Soft Hackle (tyed by DOUGSDEN)

Partsman Mike, I forgot to answer your question above about which dubbing I used in the above patterns. Sorry so late! I used Hareline Dubbin brand - Krystal Dub Olive Brown #KD265. It is a very close substitute for Carl's original recipe which is tucked away in my pre-packs box in the closet. It is...
by DOUGSDEN
Fri Jan 19, 2024 7:02 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Waters
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Re: Waters

Whoa! This is different! I think it would be a real killer of a pattern!
D.
by DOUGSDEN
Fri Jan 19, 2024 6:58 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Feted Green
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: Feted Green

Norm,
An eeerie green for sure! I like it! It reminds me of spring which is but a few months away! For some, a few weeks? Beautiful work friend! I (we) wanna see more of your creative beauty!
Dougsden
by DOUGSDEN
Mon Jan 15, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: "Drinking Straw Wrangler" (DIY tying tool)
Replies: 13
Views: 2480

Re: "Drinking Straw Wrangler" (DIY tying tool)

Ray, Does your mind ever quite working? You see a need and you create! Wait.....you're an engineer! (problem solver). The Drinking Straw Wrangler above is brilliantly simple and equally great in its ability to do what it's designed to do! We need to live within coffee cup distance of each other! I w...
by DOUGSDEN
Mon Jan 15, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Polish Grizzly Soft Hackle
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: Polish Grizzly Soft Hackle

Beautiful pattern Bill! It just has to catch a trout or two!
D.