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Re: Conover Muskrat

Post by letumgo » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:14 am

Have a safe trip Wayne.
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Re: Conover Muskrat

Post by tie2fish » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:34 am

Glad you guys like the wax. Ray, that Conover 'rat pattern is truly amazing; please report on its appearance if you ever put it in the water.
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Re: Conover Muskrat

Post by JohnP » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:57 am

As always, simply stunning. It's hot enough here in Idaho that I have been using a new dubbing technique - sweat dubbing. No need for wax, just run your fingers through the sweat on your face and dub away. :D
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Re: Conover Muskrat

Post by letumgo » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:59 am

Funny you should mention that. I read the John Shewy (famous steelhead tier) learned to use sweaty fingers to grasp jungle cock nails, before setting them on the fly. The moisture made the JC nail stick to his thumb and index finger, even when they were not pressed together. Neat trick.
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Re: Conover Muskrat

Post by willowhead » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:09 pm

i got two of John Shewey's flies at the show in Lewiston, Idaho a couple months ago Ray. One framed in an auction, (the official "fly of the show"), and the other he just gave me. i was shocked when he did that. It was really good seeing him again. i've only been able to hang out with him, probably less than a half dozen times ever, but every time it's amazing just to listen to him expound on whatever the subject might be. The guy is an amazing resource of information. At one point during the cocktail hour, before the dinner/auction, he was just dumping feather dying info on everyone.....holy cow does he know his stuff. i've bought materials from him a few times, and his stuff is fantastic. He's addicted to beach vollyball too.....so sometimes he's kinna hard to find.....i don't think he takes a cellphone to the beach. :lol:
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Re: Conover Muskrat

Post by letumgo » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:09 am

DUBBN wrote:If I wasnt getting ready to hit the road (vacation) in a few minutes I would give a long winded account of red dubbing mixed with Hares Ear that produces for me on the Roaring Fork. ;)
Wayne - Can you give us that account, now that you're back from vacation?
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Re: Conover Muskrat

Post by ronr » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:02 am

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