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by Johnno
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Permanent Marker Pens - Does anyone use them on hackle?
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Permanent Marker Pens - Does anyone use them on hackle?

I’ve got a heap of Pantone markers I use for latex, foam, kapok, synthetic materials, thread... but in my experience they just don’t work well on feathers..
by Johnno
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hair Dryer
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Hair Dryer

Big problem with the hair dryer is that cloud of all those loose feathers and bits of fur that was littering the desk that’ll inevitably appear no matter where you point the thing..
Murphy’s Law applies:
The more careful you are, the more likely it’ll happen.....
by Johnno
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: The Thread Shuck
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: The Thread Shuck

Nice! I have used silk floss before. I combed out a strand of floss with a toothbrush to separate the fibres a bit and tied in a short length. It seemed quite good....
by Johnno
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: “Santa delivery!”
Replies: 21
Views: 557

Re: “Santa delivery!”

Ahh... WSB

The early 80’s... good times...
I think I met the same Santa... :roll:
by Johnno
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: *&%#* fly line !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: *&%#* fly line !!!

I fish RIO and SA lines in the main. Don’t have issues with the tips sinking. But I do clean all my lines ( floating or sinking) a coupla times a season at least depending on usage
by Johnno
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: *&%#* fly line !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: *&%#* fly line !!!

I’d suggest you keep using it.
by Johnno
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Just Starting - Hen Capes Brand/Type?
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Just Starting - Hen Capes Brand/Type?

If you haven’t tied before and are learning, I’d go for the Indian Hen. They really are very good value. Hell I’ve been tying for 45 years and still hunt them out when I can..... 8-)
by Johnno
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Safe Material Storage
Replies: 41
Views: 1107

Re: Safe Material Storage

We can’t buy naphthalene products here in NZ anymore. ( Moth balls or flakes for eg) They are banned due to toxicity issues...

Solution: The cat or dog flea collars. Cut them into little portions and put in yr storage boxes.

Done that for years and they work just fine.....
by Johnno
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Buller Caddis... Variation.
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Buller Caddis... Variation.

Nope, just natural... the blue-green feathers are even better.... they really pop..
by Johnno
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Brown swimming nymph..
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Brown swimming nymph..

Thx Ray.
Yeh I’ve been using his stuff for 20 odd years. It’s great....
Thx to Doug Swisher I was probably the first in NZ to use the very early materials