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by Soft-hackle
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Who do you think
Replies: 23
Views: 8377

Re: Who do you think

Okay, from what I am reading and saw in Trout, Bergman's method is simply rolling the thread on the knee over the fur. To me it is touch dubbing, albeit, off the fly. If you read the description, you will find he also suggests twisting the dubbing on the waxed thread. This is a far cry from twisting...
by Soft-hackle
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Why no wire?
Replies: 18
Views: 5793

Re: Why no wire?

Thanks, Hans. Will do

Mark
by Soft-hackle
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Why no wire?
Replies: 18
Views: 5793

Re: Why no wire?

William,
I read somewhere that the fishermen who contributed the MOST to fly fishing by way of understanding and technique, were those that got to know specific waters very well. I guess that does hold true.

Mark

Ever heard of the "Brooks Method"?
by Soft-hackle
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Why no wire?
Replies: 18
Views: 5793

Re: Why no wire?

Hi again, I agree with pretty much what's been said. I think the important part of flymph construction is the fact that the based material, whether it be wire or silk or nylon, is that it shows thru the dubbing. Regarding the Leisenring Lift, according to Hughes, it was done in a shallow area of wat...
by Soft-hackle
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Why no wire?
Replies: 18
Views: 5793

Re: Why no wire?

I've been thinking more about your question, Darin. It could be a wire based dubbing brush might be a bit too heavy for certain "flymph" applications. Pete liked fishing the flymphs close to the surface, therefore, totally wire based brushes might have been a bit too heavy for this application-sinki...
by Soft-hackle
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Why no wire?
Replies: 18
Views: 5793

Re: Why no wire?

Darin, I would not say it is "wrong" to use wire as a basis of a flymph dubbing brush. Wire, although having the ability to reflect light back through the dubbing, does not get transparent when wet like silk does. There is no reason I know of why wire can not be used. Wire ribbing or tinsel ribbing ...
by Soft-hackle
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blueberry Softy
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: Blueberry Softy

Jason,
I corrected your mistake. The photo I sent you had a "B" at the end of the number. This was missing in your post. By adding the "B", it is now showing the cropped version you uploaded to your PhotoBucket file. Nice work on the fly.

Mark
by Soft-hackle
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Purple & Wire
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: Purple & Wire

Ooooooooo! Wonderful look to this one.

Mark
by Soft-hackle
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Burnt Orange Spider
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: Burnt Orange Spider

Nice mix of colors.

Mark
by Soft-hackle
Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ausable Spider
Replies: 14
Views: 3544

Re: Ausable Spider

Jeff, This could be why Fran selected this fur in the first place. It probably made a great dry fly. I would assume that the right color was probably hard to come by, so he began to dye the fur, later. The original called for Australian opossum of a "dirty orange" color. I found the fur "cinnamon" i...