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by daringduffer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Vixen and Hare Flymph
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Re: Vixen and Hare Flymph

One would have to be Dougsden's twin brother to do that tying justice. Exquisite.
And that hook again. The mystery hook.
And primrose green.
Very beautiful.

dd
by daringduffer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Out of the jungle
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Out of the jungle

narcodog wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:20 am
If i wasn't a pain in the arse to order from him I would order one.
Hey, narco, where do you want your pain?

Just askin'.

dd
by daringduffer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

Ray, I always wash my natural tying material. As you say, this makes them easier to work with and also enhances their inherent qualities. Not least important, as you say, it makes them safer to work with. When you see the water afterwards you realize how dirty they were. Not always but often. When I...
by daringduffer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Smaller flymphs
Replies: 43
Views: 4428

Re: Smaller flymphs

hankaye wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Howdy All;

This is where our friend Ruard would say
"There is always a solution."

hank
hank,
Our friend Ruard is probably right but, unfortunately, you don't always find it. But when you do, it makes you happy.

dd
by daringduffer
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Smaller flymphs
Replies: 43
Views: 4428

Re: Smaller flymphs

I have been seriously challenged when trying to tie spiders and such due to lack of steady hands. This problem haunted me for years and I wasted a lot of good hackles. Loss of money wasn't the real issue, loss of joy when tying flies was. All of this was solved when I bought the C&F (rubber suspende...
by daringduffer
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Smaller flymphs
Replies: 43
Views: 4428

Re: Smaller flymphs

I have just tied a couple of flies in size 18 with a waterhen hackle. I am even more impressed by those shown by now. They are smaller than small. My hackle looked rather 'dead' until I educated it between the pad of my index finger and my thumbnail. That treatment made them look nice. A trick I've ...
by daringduffer
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

Double post due to troubled platform.

dd
by daringduffer
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

I usually dress my hare's masks around a tennis ball before drying them. They need more room for storage afterwards but are easier to work with. (Yes, I remove the tennis ball when the mask is dry).

dd
by daringduffer
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Wash Your Hare! (preparing hare mask)

RickA wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:47 pm
I was right there until step 4.
My wife put the Kabush on me for using her hair drier to fluff up fur on dead critters. :?
How about getting a new one? You can find her at the supermarket.

dd
by daringduffer
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Smaller flymphs
Replies: 43
Views: 4428

Re: Smaller flymphs

These clamps hold the hackle very firmly but are useless to me due to my shaky hands. C&F hacklepliers are a lot more useful for my needs. The tool must match your needs...

dd