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by tie2fish
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies
Replies: 28
Views: 6106

Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

wsbailey wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:37 pm
I'm sorry I said anything about it at all.
Same goes for me. I'll not quibble in the future.
by tie2fish
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies
Replies: 28
Views: 6106

Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

Your point is well taken, sir, but your post does not come right out and say that. One would have to infer your conclusion about wax hardening being irreversible. As to the original question, I once heard something about hardened wax, a plastic baggie with a little water in it, and a microwave oven,...
by tie2fish
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies
Replies: 28
Views: 6106

Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

For what it's worth, and I am certainly no expert on waxes and/or oils, I believe that the type of oil used can have a significant effect on the shelf life of a wax compound. For example, I used table grade olive oil when I made my only decent batch. I think (no proof) that this particular vegetable...
by tie2fish
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies
Replies: 28
Views: 6106

Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

Possibly Barry, but the missing photo was of a fly -- not anything related to the wax. I have never posted any photos of my adventures in Wax World.
by tie2fish
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies
Replies: 28
Views: 6106

Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

Bumping an old post, which discusses Shuck wax. Here's something I dug out of my old posts ... by tie2fish » June 3rd, 2011, 6:55 am Ray ~ I first heard about the 7-2-2 ratio recipe from John Shaner, and he emphasized that this is based on weight, not volume. What I found out as I kept changing it ...
by tie2fish
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)
Replies: 21
Views: 2988

Re: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)

John, Many years ago, Bill Shuck sent me a disk of some tying wax he made up. I simply call it Shuck wax. Somewhere, buried on the forum, are some old posts discussing how Bill made this wax. Bill Shuck’s wax, and Bill Bailiey’s tying wax are my two go-to choices for tying wax. Both are outstanding...
by tie2fish
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 62
Views: 18862

Re: Tups Indispensable

That is a beautiful sample of fur you have there, Carl.
by tie2fish
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Saving one hook for reordering...
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: Saving one hook for reordering...

I don't usually empty the original package of new hooks into a container or compartment box, especially if it is a larger quantity purchase (50 or 100 pcs) or the package is of interest in and of itself. But I do almost always Scotch tape one of the hooks to the outside of the box so I know exactly ...
by tie2fish
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Coch - y - Bondhu
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Coch - y - Bondhu

Drool ....
by tie2fish
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 8659

Re: Blue Winged Olive

Roadkill Bill ~

That is a special fly -- easily in the top handful of your many innovative and practical patterns. Thank you for sharing.