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by DOUGSDEN
Wed Sep 20, 2023 8:42 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Henshall
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Henshall

What a great combination of materials Norm with peacock being the centerpiece! The hackle is delicately veiling the body underneath and I can only imagine this pattern when wet! You have excellent mastery over all materials you bring to the hook shank! Excellent work friend!
Doug
by DOUGSDEN
Wed Sep 20, 2023 8:36 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Hunt Fly
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Hunt Fly

Norm,
This is indeed a beautiful classic from your talented hands! The body work is just astounding! The entire package is just spot on! I want to visit your den!
Dougsden
by DOUGSDEN
Fri Sep 15, 2023 9:07 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Proctor
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Proctor

Norm,
There is just something about this pattern.....It's hard to describe! A beautiful morsel to a hungry fish! An attractor! A classic for sure!
Thank you for what you do and explore!
Dougsden
by DOUGSDEN
Thu Sep 14, 2023 9:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Jock Scott Wet Fly
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Jock Scott Wet Fly

Dear TSM,
I agree with REE! Your pattern is gorgeous! There is a lot going on there but it is very well done! I really like your style! Show us more of your talents thru the classics! That's a really good idea!
Dougsden
by DOUGSDEN
Tue Sep 12, 2023 9:38 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Bream bug (nymph)
Replies: 11
Views: 1348

Re: Bream bug (nymph)

Beautiful Mike!
D-den
by DOUGSDEN
Tue Sep 12, 2023 9:19 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Fishing Guide to New York State (Mike Valla/Sept 2023)
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Fly Fishing Guide to New York State (Mike Valla/Sept 2023)

Delicious looking book Ray! I love the pics and the info about our past pal Bill Shuck! His tying was impeccable and his friendship was highly treasured by all of us on the forum!
Great job Mike! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this!
Doug
by DOUGSDEN
Tue Sep 12, 2023 8:58 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Organized Plucking?
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

Re: Organized Plucking?

Mike, You make me laugh friend! It really brightened my day to read your thread because every word you wrote was true! Walt Dette once made the statement (not a direct quote) that chickens are the dirtiest, stupid creatures.....I don't think he liked raising them at all but, it was a most necessary ...
by DOUGSDEN
Tue Sep 12, 2023 8:44 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Still raining......
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: Still raining......

These patterns are absolutely stunning to behold! I just cannot believe the incredible beauty within each tying! Perfect in every way and with every turn!
by DOUGSDEN
Wed Jun 28, 2023 8:30 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Sheenan
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Sheenan

Now that's a really unusual looking pattern! A true attractor pattern for sure! Wow Norm! I like it!
Dougsden
by DOUGSDEN
Wed Jun 28, 2023 8:25 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Red Fox
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Red Fox

So delicate, so cool Norm! What a great "blending" of subtle colors! Masterfully done friend!