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by swellcat
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling

Fishy ties.

Nice.
by swellcat
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Honey Dun like Beer?
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Honey Dun like Beer?

Variations on a wonderful theme. Tie 'em all on; tabulate the aquatic caucus results.
by swellcat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Antron
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: Antron

https://antron.net/fiber

Alternately/also, notice carpets kicked to the curb. Tote a knife; cut you off a slice. You'll be doing the environment and your tying a favor.
by swellcat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
Replies: 40
Views: 3554

Re: Availability of Spider Materials Today

" . . . the wider question is, should we be constrained by the use of the prescribed correct hackle in a traditional fly dressing or have latitude of substitution? [/i] Member GlassJet answered that well with: We need to keep a sense of humour and a wry smile regarding our search for fly-dressing "...
by swellcat
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A wet fly bound to raise some hackles ;)
Replies: 15
Views: 1378

Re: A wet fly bound to raise some hackles ;)

As it used to be said of effective flies, your photography is killing.
by swellcat
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Stone Goat (Variant)
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Stone Goat (Variant)

. . . it's a wet fly . . .

With all that hackle, I wondered about that. Probably won't sink right off, will it . . . which can be a feature, not a bug, of course. :)
by swellcat
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Sloane's fur fly inspired
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Sloane's fur fly inspired

The photography jumps out at me here.
by swellcat
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stillwater soft hackle
Replies: 19
Views: 2142

Re: Stillwater Soft Hackle

That is a gorgeous fish.
Agreed. Wouldn't turn up my nose at the gear, either.

What sizes of the stillwater soft hackle have you fished?
by swellcat
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?
Replies: 38
Views: 9890

Re: Felt paged wallet OK for all soft hackles?

Mr. Smith went to Washington on this thread.
by swellcat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks
Replies: 23
Views: 2375

Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

This post severely needs photos.


. . . my wet fly / spider fishing is virtually all done with cane rods as I firmly believe that there's a distinct difference in the feel when trout fishing with a cane rod . . .


Versus graphite?

What about fiberglass?