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by chase creek
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: re: tying Stewart's black spider
Replies: 18
Views: 2507

Re: re: tying Stewart's black spider

I tie them like Dave Hughes in his book "Wet Flies". Pretty simple. I think I am pretty heavy handed, but his method works well for me. I can only tie down to a #16 'cuz of my eyesight and big thumbs. :D
by chase creek
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Silica Gel for moisture control.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

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

Interesting thought. I'll follow this. My only experience with them is I keep 2 or 3 packs in my camera bag. Never tried them in my tying stuff, but never had any problems (except for the cat) either. Will keep an eye on this thread. :shock:
by chase creek
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Antron
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Antron

There is a dubbing available with Clear? Antron already mixed in called SLF Hare's Ear Plus. Most suppliers carry it.
Good Stuff. :)
by chase creek
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Caddis
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Caddis

Dubbin - Very well done. :)
by chase creek
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Beaded Spider
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: Beaded Spider

Nice looking fly. What is the coating on the body?
by chase creek
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: most productive soft hackle trout fly
Replies: 42
Views: 7829

Re: most productive soft hackle trout fly

I think the Partridge & Orange and Stewart's Black Spider, although I don't keep records of such things. Both are older patterns that work very well.
by chase creek
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Stripping barbules from a partridge feather
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

Re: Stripping barbules from a partridge feather

I probably do it like everyone else here. I hold the feather (with the curve down) in my right hand (I'm right-handed) between my thumb and forefinger, near the tip, and use my other thumb and forefinger to strip the feathers from the top of the feather, going right to left ,Toward the base of the f...
by chase creek
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Useing wool for dubbing
Replies: 9
Views: 1315

Re: Useing wool for dubbing

I normally just chop it up, then use a cheap coffee grinder to mix it. Blend in the coffee blender just like natural dubbing, and it can be used just as you would any other dubbing.
by chase creek
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stillwater soft hackle
Replies: 19
Views: 3441

Re: Stillwater soft hackle

Love the body on this. going to tie some up to try out on the local still water tomorrow. Thanks! :D
by chase creek
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: re: William Anderson's website
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: re: William Anderson's website

Thanks, Ray, for the insight. A real loss, and a reminder of the kind of folks one finds lurking around many places these days. Wm's site held a lot of information for us all.