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by Mike62
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Split-thread spring caddis
Replies: 22
Views: 1502

Re: Split-thread spring caddis

Mike62, My wife and I just moved to central Maine (Carmel, near Bangor). Since moving in 10 days ago we've had our back yard torn up by about a dozen turkeys, and there's a pair of Grouse roosting in an Ash tree at the edge of the wood line. We've lived in Washington State for the last 20+ years, f...
by Mike62
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Split-thread spring caddis
Replies: 22
Views: 1502

Re: Split-thread spring caddis

I'm really enjoying this thread. I live in far off northern Maine, above Caribou. We have a very healthy Grouse population up here. I don't know that I've ever really seen a 'red' phase Grouse. I always think they look much rustier in the summer and 'gray up' as the season progresses into the monot...
by Mike62
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Split-thread spring caddis
Replies: 22
Views: 1502

Re: Split-thread spring caddis

I'm really enjoying this thread. I live in far off northern Maine, above Caribou. We have a very healthy Grouse population up here. I don't know that I've ever really seen a 'red' phase Grouse. I always think they look much rustier in the summer and 'gray up' as the season progresses into the monoto...
by Mike62
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Yellow Spiders
Replies: 27
Views: 1863

Re: Yellow Spiders

Thanks for the additional instruction! Living where I do I have an over abundance of grouse (I limited out before noon yesterday) and I have a 48' greenhouse full of vegetables that I'd love to re-purpose; using natural ingredients to dye materials sounds like a wonderful fall/winter activity. Mike...
by Mike62
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Yellow Spiders
Replies: 27
Views: 1863

Re: Yellow Spiders

Thanks for the additional instruction! Living where I do I have an over abundance of grouse (I limited out before noon yesterday) and I have a 48' greenhouse full of vegetables that I'd love to re-purpose; using natural ingredients to dye materials sounds like a wonderful fall/winter activity.
by Mike62
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Yellow Spiders
Replies: 27
Views: 1863

Re: Yellow Spiders

Beautiful color. I, too, would like the details of the dye bath; I love the idea of dyeing with vegetable matter. How much turmeric was required and did you have to keep revisiting the bath to achieve the end color?

Has anyone ever dyed material using beets? ...or anything else out of the garden.
by Mike62
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Up-eye, Straight or Down-eye hook?
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: Up-eye, Straight or Down-eye hook?

Lol, may you never get tired of hooks, Dana; my education continues exponentially with every post . Bird and bunny season opened Monday, if you'd like more hare's feet, holler and I'll try and accommodate you.

Mike
by Mike62
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Bleaching herl
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Bleaching herl

Hope it was helpful, Mike. I would suggest that careful attention to what is happening while the herl is in the bleach solution is as important as is the bleach concentration. You need to have your neutralizing materials (vinegar solution) all ready and in close proximity. I would also suggest that...
by Mike62
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Bleaching herl
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Bleaching herl

Thank you, you made that very understandable. I need to be more careful measuring out my bleach apparently.
by Mike62
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Bleaching herl
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Bleaching herl

Hopefully I've posted this in the right place. I'm looking to use bleached peacock herl as a body material but I need a little help in understanding the process of bleaching the herl without burning it off the quill. Thanks!