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by Mike62
Sat May 08, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Purple & Spruce
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Purple & Spruce

Not the best representation of Spruce Grouse color. I need a better contrast color, I think.
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by Mike62
Fri May 07, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Purple & Spruce
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Purple & Spruce

I'll try and get a couple to photograph. The barn cats got most of the good ones; I had to scrounge the few I have left off the floor.
by Mike62
Fri May 07, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Purple & Spruce
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Purple & Spruce

This one is for Alan. He knows purple is my kryptonite but he challenged me to tie a purple fly anyway. Not wanting to disappoint the man, I tied this one yesterday. The hackle is from a Spruce Grouse my daughter shot by accident last fall. My camera skills don't do justice to the feather. It's almo...
by Mike62
Sat May 01, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Ugly Muskrat
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Ugly Muskrat

Theroe wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:59 pm Reminiscent of a Polly Rosborough pattern.....
That was the first thing I thought of when I saw it. I like tying Rosborough patterns; like a Betters pattern, I just think they scream 'buggy'. Nice, Wayne.
by Mike62
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling Hackle
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Starling Hackle

I know the fish don't care, but I do. I want to be the best well-rounded tyer I can be; that means mastering Starling. Ever heard of Sisyphus? That's me; always dropping the same rock on my head. Enhance your calm, drink no coffee, mumble something like this: "Vande gurunam charanaravinde"...
by Mike62
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New Flymph Hook
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: New Flymph Hook

Carl - thank you my friend, just what I need: more hook adventures!!! :o :shock: . Bob - Richard Jefferies has mega good hooks, I’ve bought more from him than any of you would care to know. That hook in particular is my absolute favorite not only for flymphs but wets and dries...... It’s very sharp...
by Mike62
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Bizarre thought ...
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Bizarre thought ...

You guys get all the cool bugs.
by Mike62
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: “Black Magic”
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: “Black Magic”

Yup, that works for me. Nicely done.
by Mike62
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: “Summer on the Test”
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: “Summer on the Test”

I think it's a great read. Hills does a wonderful job describing fly fishing in the late 19th, early 20th century. My paperback copy has been thumbed to death, literally, it's in pieces.
by Mike62
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Bronze Peacock & Young Starling

I really like the different looks that a good bronze herl can give you. Nice ties, Bob.