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by tie2fish
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: DIY Tool - Cuticle Trimmer/Velcro Brush Tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1524

Re: DIY Tool - Cuticle Trimmer/Velcro Brush Tool

Most clever, Ray ... combining the last two steps of the tying process in one simple, practical tool. This would easily replace my find/pick up/employ-razor-blade-to-trim-thread, followed by find/pick up/employ old toothbrush-to-brush-out-body-and-hackle. Kudos! 8-)
by tie2fish
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)
Replies: 21
Views: 1772

Re: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)

What a wonderful fly that makes, Ray! And your presentation of the process is simply outstanding -- visually appealing and technically informative. You should be doing POV videos, my friend. On the other hand, a collection of SBS efforts like this would make a nice little book, too (hint, hint ;) )
by tie2fish
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 38
Views: 7951

Re: Tups Indispensable

I'm sure you're right, Bob. The "final" color of the ram's wool is no doubt a function of how blonde he was to start with, how old he was when he got shaved, how much cleaning was done to the fur, etc., etc.
by tie2fish
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 4910

Re: Blue Winged Olive

Outstanding fly! That would really do the business around here. What is the that hackle anyhow?
by tie2fish
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 38
Views: 7951

Re: Tups Indispensable

While following a link provided elsewhere by wsbailey, I navigated my way to a redux of the website of Preben Torp Jacobsen (see "flyleaves.dk"). After switching on the Translate feature, I began reading some of his fascinating posts, one of which deals with the Tups Indispensable pattern and its ma...
by tie2fish
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Jim Leisenring in "American Trout Fishing"
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Jim Leisenring in "American Trout Fishing"

Thank you, John -- a tasty piece indeed. Some folks are not aware of the close connection between JL and Dick Clark even though they use the "Clark" spinning block to create the fly bodies that JL made on his pants leg. Our fellow member Lance Hidy has made good strides in documenting and establishi...
by tie2fish
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Green Caddis Soft Hackle
Replies: 26
Views: 2326

Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:06 pm

Tie2fish - I appreciate your comment. You're correct--I watched a video where Hans Weilenmann did a demo of the split thread technique. Do you know if he originated that technique?

Tight Lines- Ken
Don't know if he originated it, but he surely has spread the word.
by tie2fish
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hare's Ear & Golden Plover Soft Hackle
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Hare's Ear & Golden Plover Soft Hackle

Sure do loves me that plover stuff. BTW, the body on your fly is really nice as well.
by tie2fish
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 4910

Re: Blue Winged Olive

This pattern has worked well for me on mid-Atlantic, Cumberland Valley and N. Central PA spring creeks where the "olives" tend to be small most of the time. Hook: Small dry fly (#18 - #22) Thread: Griffith's Sheer, 16/0, grey or olive Hackle: Light blue dun hen Abdomen: Stripped natural peacock herl...
by tie2fish
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Leisenrings Old Blue Dun
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Leisenrings Old Blue Dun

That's a beauty, Tom. The proportions and color are what I expect on a JL tie of that pattern. (Personally I would build a teeny bit more taper into the abdomen, but that's just me channeling Pete Hidy. ;) )