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by narcodog
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbings & Hackles, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 4181

Re: Dubbings & Hackles, etc.

Bob I had the same epiphany a few weeks ago and said to myself I need to use some of this stuff. Sometime ago I offered material but no one took me up on it. Yet I still keep buying. :o
by narcodog
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: North Country spider article
Replies: 138
Views: 11646

Re: North Country spider article

Bill, are these natural dyes stable, have a tendency to bleed or fade rapidly?
by narcodog
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Left & right wings
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: Left & right wings

I found a seller and order my wings, specifying that the wings come from the same bird and that they be separated from each set. I offered them a reasonable price and that's how they came.
by narcodog
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: English Grouse (aka moor cock)
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: English Grouse (aka moor cock)

I have been using EG for years and sub it for other partridge or grouse. I find that the coloration matches bugs more closely than what is called for in the original pattern. Saying that I have both cock and hen along with poult feathers. There are several patterns that call for poult over adult.
by narcodog
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hen hackle color names
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Re: Hen hackle color names

Too me none are cree.
by narcodog
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: seal's fur or kid mohair for dubbing
Replies: 14
Views: 1585

Re: seal's fur or kid mohair for dubbing

Ron, call them, I know they have more colors which need to be bagged up.
by narcodog
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: seal's fur or kid mohair for dubbing
Replies: 14
Views: 1585

Re: seal's fur or kid mohair for dubbing

For some great seal look at Dette Flies he has some awesome stuff and it won't break the bank.
by narcodog
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Australian possum dubbing
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Re: Australian possum dubbing

I have an entire AO hide, red phase, they come in gray and red and like all animals there is many different shades of fur. I imagine that when they dyed they would dye the entire hide, probably several.
by narcodog
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups
Replies: 22
Views: 2466

Re: Tups

For me when I sit down to tye a classic fly I want to use the materials that the original calls for. That in itself is where the fun lies, collecting a particular bit of material what it's all about. Searching and then collecting a bit of Tups wool was almost exciting as catching a burglar at 0300hr...
by narcodog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Ted Neimeyer Stripped Quills
Replies: 17
Views: 2304

Re: Ted Neimeyer Stripped Quills

I'm late to the game on this but I stripped quills like that in the '70's and I still have some stored in glycerin. I have no idea where I got the info from, it was from printed material.