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by Boris
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hackles .... say "When!"
Replies: 23
Views: 9302

Re: Hackles .... say "When!"

Kirk said - "I still have feather left. I can get another turn out of it." That's the problem here; I'm THRIFTY (cheap). I feel like I paid for that feather, by golly, I'm gonna get the most out of it! I know, I know, the tying directions lots of times call for 1 1/2-2 turns. But that just seems a ...
by Boris
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hackles .... say "When!"
Replies: 23
Views: 9302

Re: Hackles .... say "When!"

Gotta say I never understood the oft quoted 1 1/2 turns of hackle. On a sparse hackled pattern that spells off kilter barb distribution to me 8-) To me it also seems counter instinctive. To put 1/2 a turn on means I'd have to tie off in the opposite position -180* if you will - that one naturally w...
by Boris
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Orange Fish Hawk variation
Replies: 34
Views: 6631

Re: Orange Fish Hawk variation

Ok, I think I got all that, thanks.

Concerning the hackle - looks like furnace.
by Boris
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Orange Fish Hawk variation
Replies: 34
Views: 6631

Re: Orange Fish Hawk variation

Nice fly Kelly. Just quick couple of questions if I may.

The silk body is Fish Hawk thread? Does it have a number? Also, assuming it is silk thread - it's sitting really flat and smooth - did you untwist it slightly so it beds down as single strands like floss? If not, how did you get it so smooth?
by Boris
Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Copper King V.
Replies: 20
Views: 4865

Re: Copper King V.

Thanks to both of you.

I can easily visit a spotllight store.
by Boris
Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Copper King V.
Replies: 20
Views: 4865

Re: Copper King V.

I've never heard of "sulky silver" before but the effect you've got in the abdomen of that gorgeous fly is very cool.
by Boris
Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Preview for the Mark L. Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Preview for the Mark L. Swap

I don't know the original you mention but like the others said, it's a beautiful fly.
by Boris
Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Variation on a Variation by Old Hat
Replies: 11
Views: 2687

Re: Variation on a Variation by Old Hat

Really pretty fly.
by Boris
Tue May 21, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Attempted Partridge & Orange
Replies: 9
Views: 3886

Re: Attempted Partridge & Orange

Thanks Ray. Form here they can only get better...

My first examples are not very "clean" and those recalcitrant partridge hackles take some practice.
by Boris
Tue May 21, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: video - Partridge & Orange
Replies: 13
Views: 6348

Re: video - Partridge & Orange

Hans,

After trying to tie a couple of these I have a new respect for the example you've posted in the OP.

The video was very helpful, your ability to get the thread just right in quick time amazed me. But how did you get the body wraps so neat?!