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by daringduffer
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: GRHE, GR possum FB and a bunch of PT's
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Re: GRHE, GR possum FB and a bunch of PT's

Oh horror! Back to the vice and tie some flies that are at least decent. Seems as if you are partial to the anorectic style. Nothing wrong with that. Every tier is free to choose his/her style. Many fishermen agree on that the rest is up to presentation. Anyway. You cleaned up your act to your prefe...
by daringduffer
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: caddis fleas...
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: caddis fleas...

Karsten, you recognize a good fly when you see it and are able to reproduce it to your liking. Very well done. I am at loss for any negative things to say. Damn you!

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by daringduffer
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Black Spider
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Black Spider

I find Roger Foggs book A Handbook of North Country Flies to be a wealth of Info..In fact he lists on PG. 171 that a James Baille spider dressings gained fame through Stewarts The Practical Angler .This dressing calls for Brown silk thread, and a glossy purple black or green black feather from the ...
by daringduffer
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: G E M Skues posting on Flymph Forum.
Replies: 9
Views: 2484

Re: G E M Skues posting on Flymph Forum.

Gunnar was recommended to tie the Elk Hair Caddis before his trip to meet up with Pete Hidy. He made a Flugbindarbrev on the EHC since he was successful with it. I have one of these with an EHC tied by him. I would like to have what John S. has too. All of it :oops: .

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by daringduffer
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: G E M Skues posting on Flymph Forum.
Replies: 9
Views: 2484

Re: G E M Skues posting on Flymph Forum.

Gunnar Johnson, inspired by Pete Hidy, issued a series of Flugbindarbrev, Fly Tying Letters. I have a couple of them but not this one. https://www.worldcat.org/title/gem-skues-den-konservative-rebel/oclc/60353052 120 copies of this one. See also: https://www.worldcat.org/title/flugbindarbrev-present...
by daringduffer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge

I enjoy listening to Jerry Criss when he is tying at Weekly Fly...

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by daringduffer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Been a while, photo intensive open at own risk ;)
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: Been a while, photo intensive open at own risk ;)

Hi Karsten, Life without Bill isn't the same. Visiting the forum isn't the same either, due to our loss. Don't take this wrong now, but he was a source of wit and inspiration that is lacking very much in my life now. We all have a lot of friends here, but he was very special. Your flies are Shuckish...
by daringduffer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Vixen and Hare Flymph
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Re: Vixen and Hare Flymph

Old Hat wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:27 am

Daringduffer - I solved the mystery a few months back. Mustad 98463 Barbless. I found more at an estate sale at a show down to #16.
Good on you, Carl, on both accounts. I will have to look for that hook...

dd