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by ForumGhillie
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Wire or Thread?
Replies: 15
Views: 6264

Re: Wire or Thread?

Before I comment what... what are you referring to when you say "dubbing brushes"?

BTW, I do have Jim. S.'s Keene special wax formula , which is hard, like rock candy, until you wet your fingers and rub it between your fingers.

Thanks, I am still absorbing.

John S.
by ForumGhillie
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Wire or Thread?
Replies: 15
Views: 6264

Wire or Thread?

I tie and use a lot of soft hackle patterns, but I do not tied the way you guys do with a block of wood. ( I won't mention how I normally do it. ) I have watched Jim S. do it many times on his knee and he keeps trying to convert me. The block of wood concept seems more "user-friendly" too ...
by ForumGhillie
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Itch Scratcher Soft Hackles
Replies: 52
Views: 21868

Re: Itch Scratcher Soft Hackles

Thanks, Ray. I bet you have enough wool yarn to last the rest of your life. :) I'm going shopping, today. May look around a bit to see what is available. I was wondering if anyone used this as a dubbing? http://www.jsflyfishing.com/cgi-bin/item/NM-770100-0000/search/Hareline-Rams-Wool.html They als...
by ForumGhillie
Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: LaFontaine's "bubble" & Hidy's "Hydrofuge"
Replies: 23
Views: 9473

Re: LaFontaine's "bubble" & Hidy's "Hydrofuge"

To emerge, the adult, still in its pupal skin, cuts out of the case or shelter using special mandibles. It then rapidly swims to the surface of the water or the bank, using fringed legs. It is assisted in reaching the surface by a bubble of gas secreted between the adult and the skin. This however ...