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by narcodog
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
Replies: 40
Views: 2251

Re: Availability of Spider Materials Today

I was at the Sow Bug Roundup last week and stood over Shaners shoulder while he and Davy Wooton looked at John's book of materials. To say it was awe inspiring is an understatement. As many of you I have scoured the net for materials and been lucky in some finds but I also have found as John has elu...
by narcodog
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenrings July Dun
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Leisenrings July Dun

chase creek wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Very nice body! (I think I got slapped the last time I said that. :D ) Now I have to order some Seal dubbing,
If you looking for seal fur Dette Flies has some awesome stuff, all legal.
by narcodog
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?
Replies: 18
Views: 1238

Re: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

Mink great dubbing and the guard hair for the tail makes good tailing material.
by narcodog
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Sunshine and the Dry Fly
Replies: 25
Views: 1748

Re: Sunshine and the Dry Fly

https://i.postimg.cc/3Rj0RfRS/P-20190228-070024.jpg nearest american express office In my own copy a previous owner has posted a clipping dealing with Dunne's hackles and Pearsalls tying threads.It is interesting as Dunne used Cellulite (machine made thread) coated with a special oil over hook Shan...
by narcodog
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Sunshine and the Dry Fly
Replies: 25
Views: 1748

Sunshine and the Dry Fly

Today O received a copy of Sunshine and the Dry Fly. As I was paging through the book I noticed a passage on not waxing silk as it diminishes the translucency of the silk. Also there was a section fly patterns that contain a list of materials that I'm not familiar with and there seems to be no list ...
by narcodog
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 36
Views: 6217

Re: Tups Indispensable

Thanks for bringing this back Bill. I have some Ram's wool but it's more white than yellow as shown. Saying that when shared from the ram, what I have seen is urine stained and just down right nasty. Once washed it does not not have the yellow tint as is shown. Just sayin.
by narcodog
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect
Replies: 32
Views: 2110

Re: Partridge and Blue. Mole colour effect

blue is also one of my favorite colors. Whenever I find something dyed blue I buy it, even synthetic. :D
by narcodog
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 66
Views: 6542

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

There is so much going on in this thread and almost all of it is awesome. I have a couple points of contention however. First, the obnoxious clacking of a Hardy reel is just noise pollution for everyone else on the stream, like loud motorcycles in a neighborhood, or cigarettes in a restaurant. And ...
by narcodog
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson soft hackle
Replies: 30
Views: 2418

Re: Hendrickson soft hackle

I think I would use 6B silk and gray partridge.
by narcodog
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Dark Sinixt
Replies: 20
Views: 1427

Re: Dark Sinixt

I never knew about eating tar but my grandfather used a bar of tar shampoo to wash his hair.