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by chase creek
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Saber Hooks?
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Saber Hooks?

Anyone have any experience (good or bad) with Saber hooks? Price seems good.
by chase creek
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbing Block; Old Dog Learns New Trick
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: Dubbing Block; Old Dog Learns New Trick

Hi guys,
Clark dubbing block:
I pencil in the thread type/color, and the dubbing type just above the bodies. Usually make up 1/2 dozen or so bodies at a time with pre-measured lengths of silk. I keep my cards in a file card box. I have marks on my desk for the thread length so I can pre-cut them.
by chase creek
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Purple March Brown Spider
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Yes, it is quite striking. Very nicely tied, should be very popular with the fish. ;)
by chase creek
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: GRHE Dark Version
Replies: 31
Views: 7243

Re: GRHE Dark Version

I've used the "water " method before, but never tried the conditioner. Used a plastic pickle jar cuz I'm just clumsy. Always worked very well with various dubbing materials (Hare's Mask, wool, etc.)I'll try the conditioner now, though. :D
by chase creek
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenrings July Dun
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Leisenrings July Dun

Very nice body! (I think I got slapped the last time I said that. :D ) Now I have to order some Seal dubbing,
by chase creek
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)
Replies: 20
Views: 451

Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

Really well done SBS, Ray. And nice job showing the "block".
And John - nice to see I'm not the only one using Fiskars scissors and that type of hackle pliers. Although I don't keep that many tools in my hand at once. :D (I'd probably just hurt myself)
by chase creek
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Triple Threat Caddis
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Triple Threat Caddis

Nicely done. I always have trouble making the thorax look right using the split thread. Think I'll try the old dubbing loop now. Thanks for posting.
by chase creek
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: POP Flies (Tutorial / SBS)
Replies: 30
Views: 13611

Re: POP Flies (Tutorial / SBS)

Thanks for posting that SBS, Ray. I think I remember seeing the POP fly on FTF, and made a few copies for the local Brookies. Worked very well, if I remember correctly. Think I'll make a few more now.
by chase creek
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: DIY Tool - Cuticle Trimmer/Velcro Brush Tool
Replies: 15
Views: 573

Re: DIY Tool - Cuticle Trimmer/Velcro Brush Tool

zen leecher "that one end of the tool is also one used by sewers to cut the thread. Mine came from a fabric store. It does not have the velcro dubbing brush on the end. It does have the equivalent of a bodkin needle on it though." The thing from Joanne's Fabrics is a "Seam Ripper". Very sharp. I dri...
by chase creek
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Silk question
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Silk question

Has anyone tied with the Japanese or Italian silks? How do they compare with Pearsall's? Number of strands? Are they usable for split thread patterns? Looking for a substitute.