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by Theroe
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 33
Views: 966

Re: New member intro

The original Betts Microfibbetts were sable paint brush bristles. I helped John package up a bunch of these after he had cut the brushes apart and dyed the fibers. We needed some sort of signal yesterday to know who was who. I didn't see anybody in a kilt but a lot of other folks. Charlie How could...
by Theroe
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider

I don't consider myself an expert tyer at all, but the fish do seem to show me mercy. Thread: Pearsalls silk, brown Hook: Partridge L3AS Hackle: Starling https://i.postimg.cc/cCp5fJwW/20200125-204458.jpg fishnkilts - that is a very accurate depiction of the original pattern, as described and tied b...
by Theroe
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)
Replies: 18
Views: 463

Re: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)

I use a bag clip. Works fine & is cheap. Many cheap and simple tools work perfectly fine but don't give the same pleasure to nerds. If I could play the guitar, I would want a superb guitar, just for the joy of using it. dd Bag clips are GREAT - they have multiple uses. And yes, they do work equally...
by Theroe
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)
Replies: 18
Views: 463

Re: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)

Whoa - I need one of those :geek:
by Theroe
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Daiichi Hooks - New stock
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Daiichi Hooks - New stock

Hi guys, Been awhile since I've posted anything here, my apologies! I wanted to reach out and ask you guys about any noticeable quality issues on new stock Daiichi hooks. Finishing, tempering, etc... I've heard some things about the Daiichi brand in the US and quality going downhill. Would be anxio...
by Theroe
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)
Replies: 18
Views: 463

Re: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)

Ray Excellent tutorial per your usual modus operandi. You absolutely must purchase this trinket: the Mark Petit Jean magic tool. I saw Oliver Edwards use one of these to tie Cadis patterns, so I had to have one. It is not only good for CDC, but it works with other feathers and materials as well. I w...
by Theroe
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 33
Views: 966

Re: New member intro

Welcome aboard !! Always great to see new new members added to the school :)
by Theroe
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Nymph ——— > Flymph Conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 367

Re: Nymph ——— > Flymph Conversion

..........A nymph may be a flymph
but a flymph is not a nymph........
by Theroe
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: PEARSALL'S IS BACK!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: PEARSALL'S IS BACK!!!

FWIW - Jim has the genuine model in stock: when you factor in all of the costs it’s just about the same price as the “new” Pearsalls.......

I personally prefer the “real thing”

Theroe
by Theroe
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Catgut for bodies
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Catgut for bodies

Funny how, what’s old is new: in the early 1980’s using condom “material” for scuds, cress bugs, and caddis larvae was all the rage...a decade or so later, It becomes the soup de jour for Polish nymphing. Now, precut strips are sold for big $$$$ as the latest must have item. I am sure, well before m...