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by DOUGSDEN
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
Replies: 40
Views: 3256

Re: Availability of Spider Materials Today

Very interesting thread fellows! It gets me a-wondering about the skins and furs that I have accumulated! I will treat them more gently than before and I will keep in mind their rarity in today's world! Wow! This is really interesting reading and very informative! Thanks guys!
Dougsden
by DOUGSDEN
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Silica Gel for moisture control.....
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: Silica Gel for moisture control.....

Guys, Thanks for the great responses! I never thought about the need for drying them out after a time they are in service! I am fortunate to pick up a few packets a week where I work from different boxes that come in! I also hoard them and rotate them in and out of the storage boxes that I have. I h...
by DOUGSDEN
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Silica Gel for moisture control.....
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Silica Gel for moisture control.....

Hello folks! I was wondering if anyone has had any practical experience using silica gel packs for moisture control in either storage boxes that contain feathers, furs, etc. or in rod cases to keep the cork handles and rod socks from getting musty? No, I still do not have air conditioning in my hous...
by DOUGSDEN
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Mark Libertone's Tool for Creating Spun Bodies
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: Mark Libertone's Tool for Creating Spun Bodies

This is very interesting! I did not know this tool existed! I have seen similar marks on William Anderson's beautiful spinning blocks. Does anyone else have marks like these on their blocks?
Dougsden
by DOUGSDEN
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Flash
Replies: 26
Views: 1622

Re: Grouse and Flash

Oh my gosh fellows! These patterns are stunning! I love how they literally glow in the light! They both would go well on the menu of my little speckled darlings below the waters surface!
Absolutely wonderful guys and so perfectly tied! Bravo!
Dougsden
by DOUGSDEN
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Stripping barbules from a partridge feather
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: Stripping barbules from a partridge feather

I'm with Driftless on this one! My Anvil brand small, curved scissors seem to do the trick especially on some of those all too rare, small, well- speckled, and slightly darkish partridge feathers! I have never been too successful in pealing the barbs away from one side of the stem! This is a great t...
by DOUGSDEN
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 48
Views: 4639

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Ray, Your custom leader thread and all the great pictures are fantastic! I did not realize there were so many formula's out there and you have mastered them quite well! I have a sheet in my "technicals" box that has some very crude but effective leader formulas. None can compare with the dandies you...
by DOUGSDEN
Sun May 05, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Wet flies of Dana Reed (Theroe)
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Wet flies of Dana Reed (Theroe)

Dana,
These patterns are wonderful! So beautiful and so masterfully tied!
Ray, thank you for sharing these with us! Your photography is great as usual!
You two should tag team like this more often! It's awesome!
Doug in the Den
by DOUGSDEN
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Irish Infused.
Replies: 14
Views: 1417

Re: Irish Infused.

Alan,
This is awesome! I am glad you had the chance to get out and "experiment"! Beautiful Brookies responding to ultra beautiful flies! Ah, Ireland!
Your tying is incredible Alan!
Dougsden
by DOUGSDEN
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Irish Infused.
Replies: 14
Views: 1417

Re: Irish Infused.

Alan, These Irish Mays are drop dead gorgeous! The words Mega-Flymph" comes to mind. I can just imagine the amount of air or bubbles these hackle fibers will trap. Trout will not be able to refuse them! Brook trout in particular! Please don't forget to post the results you get with these beauties on...