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by SenecaLaker
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: DIY Tool - Cuticle Trimmer/Velcro Brush Tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1758

Re: DIY Tool - Cuticle Trimmer/Velcro Brush Tool

Bought one today as well. Wife was proud of me for using a 50% off coupon from Joann's
Thanks for the tip Ray
Dave
by SenecaLaker
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: DIY Pearsall's Thread spool adaptor
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

Re: DIY Pearsall's Thread spool adaptor

Here' a photo of the materials after using the hole saw. and size of the recess
by SenecaLaker
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: DIY Pearsall's Thread spool adaptor
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

DIY Pearsall's Thread spool adaptor

I've been wrestling with using pearsall's thread with the bobbins that I currently own. I looked online for a solution to my bobbin fitting the spool and saw a few ideas. This took about a half hr to complete and works pretty well. Thought I would share with the group. The material used is left over...
by SenecaLaker
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 5693

Re: Blue Winged Olive

Good call Mike, those are in fact Merganser hens. I'm not certain why those guys shoot those, but knowing them, they don't waste any meat. I was given a drake Merganser last year that had beautiful feathers. Truly beautiful bird. Cormorants are a protected species, not really certain why though. I p...
by SenecaLaker
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 5693

Re: Blue Winged Olive

I'll have to put a few of these feathers to use I guess

Dave
by SenecaLaker
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 5693

Re: Blue Winged Olive

I used to be into the name game - now, what’s on the water comes out of the box.........I USUALLY have a relatively good idea of what’s about to come off......if not, I sit back, light the pipe, and watch the water roll by.....always makes for a great day! I'm in the Theroe Camp really when it come...
by SenecaLaker
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 5693

Re: Blue Winged Olive

I should add that "Blue Winged Olive" is very subjective. We have many shapes, sizes, and color variations that we generically call Olives. This pattern is one that works during a certain time on a certain stream here in Michigan. It seems to check the boxes required while fishing it in that fashion...
by SenecaLaker
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 5693

Re: Blue Winged Olive

Barry, I had great luck last spring with this fly fished upstream down to me in the film. Trout took it as an emerger. Super fine dry fly dubbing, gray uni thread and a dun hackle. Tied in 16 and 18.

Dave
by SenecaLaker
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph
Replies: 24
Views: 2965

Re: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph

Mr. Doug, Those are great looking flies. I really like the abdomen and thorax. Would you care to share the recipe/ratio for the fur blend. I have the squirrel fur and possibly the antron or whatever you mix in to make this . Any insight to your concoction would be great.

Dave
by SenecaLaker
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph
Replies: 24
Views: 2965

Re: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph

Dave, when you’ve dispatched the little bugger please send me a chunk of the hide! Yep, they have caused a lot of damage for me, not only chewing the computer wires in my car but loads of damage under the house ruining all the insulation. I shoot them all on sight. Here in Northern California I onl...