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by Mike62
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing
Replies: 35
Views: 2943

Re: The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing

I got my copy a couple of days ago, and there's a lot to unpack in that book. I used to spend so much time trying to tie the perfect nymph pattern and here they are, using nothing but varnished copper wire. Good stuff.
by Mike62
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Skues No. 7 Black Gnat.
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Skues No. 7 Black Gnat.

Nicely done, that's a fantastic tie.
by Mike62
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Not material...
Replies: 22
Views: 3140

Re: Not material...

Theroe wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:57 am Mike
Why don’t you take the “start drinking early” approach, and see what comes out????


Ya Never know :shock: :lol: :lol:

Dana
My twin grandsons, 2.5 years old, live with me; I already drink to excess.
by Mike62
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendricksons
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Hendricksons

I've never tried to mix the dubbing colors like that on the block; I will now. Gorgeous fly.
by Mike62
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: March is just around the corner
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: March is just around the corner

What Roadkill said.
by Mike62
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Seals the Deal Soft Hackle
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Seals the Deal Soft Hackle

letumgo wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:55 am
(swearing also helps when the tip breaks)
Swearing ...a lot, that's the part I'm wicked good at.
by Mike62
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Not material...
Replies: 22
Views: 3140

Re: Not material...

Well this thread has me thinking. What a wonderful gift; funny how the world works sometimes. I have enough whitetail antler kicking around, it's -10 below zero outside, the shop is heated... it's worth a try. Unfortunately, I think the bobbin is above my pay grade, but a few other bone handled impl...
by Mike62
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Eurasian Collared Dove (Dotterel Substitute)
Replies: 25
Views: 1651

Re: Eurasian Collared Dove (Dotterel Substitute)

Wow. So much history and tradition packed into such a beautifully tied fly. Gorgeous.
by Mike62
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Epeorus wet fly
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Epeorus wet fly

There was a discussion about Quill Gordon ( Epeorus pleuralis ) on another forum, which is an early season Eastern US mayfly hatch. That got me tying another Epeorus mayfly - Epeorus vitreus , which I have witnessed and fished in the Upper Midwest. Epeorus mayflies are the perfect example of a wing...
by Mike62
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge & Orange; but Different!
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Partridge & Orange; but Different!

Beautiful tie, thanks for posting it.