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by tie2fish
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: DIY Pearsall's Thread spool adaptor
Replies: 13
Views: 1159

Re: DIY Pearsall's Thread spool adaptor

The ice fishing "shanties" they drag out onto the ice in states northern like Wisconsin and Minnesota are actually portable man caves, with stoves and cooking equipment, tables for playing cards and even generators and TVs. It's a big social deal that provides a measure of sanity and entertainment t...
by tie2fish
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenring Flymphs
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Leisenring Flymphs

Masterful. These really do channel the ties of his that I have seen.
by tie2fish
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Shuck's Bead Caddis Larva
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Shuck's Bead Caddis Larva

I am pleased and flattered, Ron, that your taste in flies is similar to mine. Your version of the Bead Head Caddis Larva is very nice indeed.
by tie2fish
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: POP Flies (Tutorial / SBS)
Replies: 30
Views: 14682

Re: POP Flies (Tutorial / SBS)

A great description of how to tie what I consider to be the best "new" fly design that I know of.

Personally, I use Alec Jackson Japanese Silk on the body, but any pure silk flattened sufficiently will produce the same effect. These flies catch fish!
by tie2fish
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Sunshine and the Dry Fly
Replies: 25
Views: 1869

Re: Sunshine and the Dry Fly

The following synopsis taken from a 1924 issue of the journal "Nature" may be of interest regarding the premise of Dunne's book Sunshine and the Dry Fly ... MR. DUNNE'S book will be read with great interest by the devotees of dry-fly fishing, if only for its unortho-doxy, amounting almost to heresy,...
by tie2fish
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: DIY Pearsall's Thread spool adaptor
Replies: 13
Views: 1159

Re: DIY Pearsall's Thread spool adaptor

Somewhere on this forum there is an excellent SBS by Letumgo Ray on his design of such an adapter. Also brilliant like the above.
by tie2fish
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: DIY Pearsall's Thread spool adaptor
Replies: 13
Views: 1159

Re: DIY Piersall's Thread spool adaptor

Brilliant! You could sell these. I’d certainly buy a set. I agree ... superbly conceived and executed. Congratulations! As for buying some, it would depend on the cost. Anything over $10 and I'll just get more of the Wasatch "Mini" bobbin holders, of which I already have three ;) :lol: :lol: :lol: .
by tie2fish
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 4045

Re: Blue Winged Olive

My old friend and fishing buddy Jack told me about how the trout in the Green River refused to rise to hatching flies during the day out of fear of the birds. As soon as the cormorants and ospreys and pelicans and eagles quit flying for the day, the water would come alive with feeding fish.
by tie2fish
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies
Replies: 28
Views: 4062

Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

The English company Veniards used to market these waxes. I have a cake of their 7-2-2 that I got at Great Feathers a few years ago. It is a very nice winter wax, however it no longer appears on their website.
by tie2fish
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 4045

Re: Blue Winged Olive

Looking really good! Definitely an underappreciated hackle source. I have used wood duck covert (see below), but will now take a serious look at the mallard as well.

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