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by narcodog
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Molasses Cake
Replies: 24
Views: 1306

Re: Molasses Cake

All this talk of Funeral pie and Shoo Fly pies, both wet and dry bottom is making me hungry! Actually, I was in Lancaster, PA just yesterday. Having enough PA German in my ancestry to be genetically hard wired to crave that stuff, but also knowing that the girlfriend is baking up a Holiday storm, I...
by narcodog
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Molasses Cake
Replies: 24
Views: 1306

Re: Molasses Cake

Being of Pennsylvania-German descent, shoo fly pie is soul food to me. There are wet bottom and dry bottom versions, and the latter are a lot like the descriptions of treacle parkin that I've seen. Back, on subject, though, nice flies. Probably a piece of cake to fish. I'm right there with you wet ...
by narcodog
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 36
Views: 4610

Re: Tups Indispensable

ForumGhillie wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:50 am
How did they go about blending materials back then? By hand?
Coffee mill.
by narcodog
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pheasant Tails
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: Pheasant Tails

I would steam those tails and bring them back into alignment.
by narcodog
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

ForumGillie wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:14 pm
Really nice, Bill. That is the first time I have seen that tied by someone on a forum.

John
Side note: - Amazing, NarcoBob knows how to post on something else than on FB. :lol:
Unlike you I only speak when something is important. :twisted:
by narcodog
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

Nice, Bill.
by narcodog
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies
Replies: 44
Views: 3542

Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

Dana, your the first person that mentioned stripping the rachis. I have some that I stripped back in the '70's that I have had stored in a jar of glycerin. W.S. different subject, what do you use to thin Kelson's head cement and what is the liquid wax made of I know that odor but I just can't place...
by narcodog
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies
Replies: 44
Views: 3542

Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

Bob, I use artist's turpentine. If you have a Michael's nearby they have 50% coupons you can use. The hardware stuff is too sludgy. You probably mean benzoin. Thanks Bill, I do have some artist's turpentine. A woman at an artist supply wanted to sell me some odorless turpentine, have you used that?
by narcodog
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Harry Darbee Vise
Replies: 20
Views: 1464

Re: Harry Darbee Vise

I have two Thomas vises from different manufacturing eras. The difference is the size of the head, one is noticeably larger then the other and one is on a ball the other not. I also have an early version Xuron. I have tyed on all three and I like them. There is one item that is my holy grail is find...
by narcodog
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies
Replies: 44
Views: 3542

Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

Dana, your the first person that mentioned stripping the rachis. I have some that I stripped back in the '70's that I have had stored in a jar of glycerin. W.S. different subject, what do you use to thin Kelson's head cement and what is the liquid wax made of I know that odor but I just can't place ...