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by Boris
Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Bamboo rods for flymphs
Replies: 177
Views: 75300

Re: Bamboo rods for flymphs

I haven't read every post Wayne, but let me make a suggestion. You may have already started so in that case ignore my input but I recently cast a PHY Martha Maree. I know there are several versions and I cast two of them and both are really fine tapers for what I imagine you may have in mind. You ca...
by Boris
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Weekend Ties
Replies: 10
Views: 5073

Re: Weekend Ties

Sorry, Wayne. My admiration of those flies still stands.
by Boris
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Weekend Ties
Replies: 10
Views: 5073

Re: Weekend Ties

Carl, fantastic flies. The caddis and those bodies are really well done.
by Boris
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Black Caddis Patterns?
Replies: 19
Views: 14601

Re: Black Caddis Patterns?

That's a nice tie, both are.
by Boris
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Black Caddis Patterns?
Replies: 19
Views: 14601

Re: Black Caddis Patterns?

Have you been able to positively identify those as a caddis species? They appear almost smooth or shiny winged. I may be wrong but I recall caddis having a textured type of wing, a bit like a moth rather than a shiny smooth wing. Boris, Not to be pedantic but the answer lies in the Latin name for t...
by Boris
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Black Caddis Patterns?
Replies: 19
Views: 14601

Re: Black Caddis Patterns?

Swellcat, Have you been able to positively identify those as a caddis species? They appear almost smooth or shiny winged. I may be wrong but I recall caddis having a textured type of wing, a bit like a moth rather than a shiny smooth wing. I'm curious and I was surprised when I saw the photos. Cheers
by Boris
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Preparing Bird Skins
Replies: 28
Views: 8556

Re: Preparing Bird Skins

Jeez, I thought you were using manuka bark prepared with rare kiwis secret ingredients, a kit makes it less Impressive! :roll: :lol:

yep, do a possum blow by blow.

Well the hides from the hares are perfect for all sorts of flies as there's fur from the whole skin to choose from.
by Boris
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Preparing Bird Skins
Replies: 28
Views: 8556

Re: Preparing Bird Skins

Nice thread Cassidy. Love seeing home prepared stuff and methods.


Jeff,

if you show some of what you did with those hares we took a few summers ago that would a good example because the hides are fantastic. Not sure if you have the photos to go with it but I endorse your tanning skills!
by Boris
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Yellow
Replies: 12
Views: 2600

Re: Patridge and Yellow

Bill,

I know 10% of zero regarding spider patterns, however, even my crude eye can appreciate that fly. But since you've added the information that you used your technique for larger partridge feathers makes it even more impressive.
by Boris
Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Hackle Shortening SBS (Tutorial)
Replies: 37
Views: 17967

Re: Hackle Shortening SBS (Tutorial)

Very cool indeed Bill. I can see myself using this technique. As someone mentioned, this will make many more feathers on my partridge skin more usable.