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by crazy4oldcars
Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Horsehair Overcoat
Replies: 53
Views: 9476

Re: Horsehair Overcoat

Had to look it up myself!
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tyro
It seems to mean beginner.
I was wondering what being a Tyrolean had to do with it? :oops: :D
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tyrolean

Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Vanity of vanities, all is vanity
Replies: 31
Views: 9268

Re: Vanity of vanities, all is vanity

Andrew,
Instead, I use a cheap 39 cent bic lighter. (They run about a dollar at the convenience store. :? ) Just pinch the hackle between your fingers to protect it, and burn off the stragglers.
My stragglers are usually trapped hackle fibers over the eye.

Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge & Yellow with Pearsall's
Replies: 8
Views: 1933

Re: Partridge & Yellow with Pearsall's

Michael,
No interference at all. I learned something. I never considered that the tag might be there for a thread stop. I had just thought it was to provide a flash at the back of the fly, maybe as an air bubble.

Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fishing Knots - What do you use and why?
Replies: 22
Views: 9490

Re: Fishing Knots - What do you use and why?

Another vote for the Duncan Loop.
My preference is because the knot does double duty. I only had to learn one simple knot to have a loop or to pull it up tight to the eye of the hook, if need be.


Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Mike Conner
Replies: 38
Views: 8969

Re: Mike Conner

Thanks, Mike. A wonderful recounting..
It is a real pleasure to see you posting again.

Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Topic: Hook Finish
Replies: 22
Views: 5973

Re: Topic: Hook Finish

How many times have you seen bugs on the water "grab" whatever detritus was floating by? This might be a little more relevant when considering terrestrials than aquatics. The fish may take it as something else floating along with the food, and ignore it. I believe their looking for food, and discoun...
by crazy4oldcars
Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Bottle V. Soft Hackle
Replies: 12
Views: 3077

Re: Blue Bottle V. Soft Hackle

Now, see! I have had a spool of this in my kit for while, with no real use for it. I never considered making a tinsel body on a soft hackle.
Pearl, Gold, Silver. Oh boy. Here I go again!
Thanks, Oldhat.

Kirk
by crazy4oldcars
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: magnification
Replies: 17
Views: 5425

Re: magnification

I recently had to go to progressive lenses for every day wear. When I was in the chair, I asked the Eye-doc to up the highest magnification a bit to help with tying the small flies. I tie right-handed, with my vise to my left. My vise is also set below my chin, so I can keep my head level while tyin...
by crazy4oldcars
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Let us talk about heads some...
Replies: 23
Views: 8213

Re: Let us talk about heads some...

Thanks, Carl. I kept trying to see Peacock Herl, in that and was having a problem with it. ;) I figured maybe it was a lot better quality than I have.

I appreciate the help.
And, please, call me Kirk.
by crazy4oldcars
Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Let us talk about heads some...
Replies: 23
Views: 8213

Re: Let us talk about heads some...

:D Not a problem. Thanks very much.

Time to go try to match the craftsmanship in the photo. :oops:

Kirk