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by crazy4oldcars
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pink ostrich?
Replies: 17
Views: 2483

Re: Pink ostrich?

I like it, Lance. I'd put that on the end of my tippet. I have read on other sites that pink is a good color to fish at times. (I just wish I could remember what those times were. :oops: ) I bought a Pink feather boa to tie flies with (Promise!!!), but haven't used it, yet. May have a chance this we...
by crazy4oldcars
Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Red and Black
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: Red and Black

Nice pattern! I've never seen that shape hook before. Mean looking barb, too.
Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Dust & Gold
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: Dust & Gold

As good a reason as any!
My little perchy friends (bream) seem to like a little "attention getter". I think this will find its way into a few patterns. It should prove very profitable. Thank you.

Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Dust & Gold
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: Dust & Gold

Hans,
I'm going to ask, too. I'm curious as to what it is there to imitate? I've never seen it done before.

Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Darn
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

Re: Darn

Add a trailing shuck, and you have a "Shucky-Darn"!

I know, I know. "Go back to your corner. :x " :lol:

A good looking fly, and I really like that Brahma hackle.

Thanks a bunch.

Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Moldy Plum Revisited
Replies: 24
Views: 5235

Re: Moldy Plum Revisited

William - The resin penetrates the silk, causing it to darken, the same way water does. Your question has given me an idea. I wonder if Elmers glue could be used over the silk. It tends to brush on white, but dries clear. It may behave in the same way that color preserver fluid works for rod buildi...
by crazy4oldcars
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: 4-14 through 4-19 opinions please
Replies: 32
Views: 3304

Re: 4-14 through 4-19 opinions please

So, what do you use after you finish using a fly that small? How about an Altoid tin? My problem is remembering to open the tin, and dry them out once I get home. I would like to hear what you do for this. Thanks in advance. Kelly, The Altoid tin would work, just put a couple of packets of silica g...
by crazy4oldcars
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Olives
Replies: 15
Views: 4414

Re: Olives

Given that the bugs aren't monochromatic, do you usually tie the thorax lighter, darker, or the same as the abdomen?
(I know, look at what is hatching, but I am curious to what you see the most of.)

Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Cinnamon & Olive
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Cinnamon & Olive

This is the second time I've noticed the Glister material in the list. I love the look of that shine in the dubbing. I quickly figured out it was a Veniard product, and that it is difficult/impossible to find in the USA. Our cousins to the north have it, though. Great looking fly, Hans, as always. T...
by crazy4oldcars
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissors or knife?
Replies: 24
Views: 5960

Re: Scissors or knife?

Scissors in a small vee, kinda like the cutter on the bottom of the whip finisher. It will only cut something under tension, so it never cuts hackle barbs. As a matter of fact, I think I saw a video with the whip finisher that gave me the idea. After seeing the knife Pete Hidy used, I went and bough...