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by Mike62
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Trout Spey
Replies: 38
Views: 1755

Re: Trout Spey

Gorgeous fly, I love the name! It immediately conjures up images of the Monty Python troupe at the vice.
by Mike62
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Cookshill Hen English Partridge
Replies: 14
Views: 925

Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

I have got to learn how to skin out an entire bird. My closest neighbor is a professional trapper and has graciously offered complete instruction this fall. That bird is gorgeous. I have a post in the tutorials on how to skin and preserve a bird https://flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=8457...
by Mike62
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Pussycat
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Pussycat

I love the dubbing; very nicely done!
by Mike62
Sat May 29, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Fake PT's
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Fake PT's

letumgo wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 11:43 am They scream…

EAT ME!!!

Wonderful pattern Wayne.
They look like something I'd want to put on the grill. Tasty, indeed; they're throwing off this root beer-pistachio vibe...
by Mike62
Fri May 28, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Cookshill Hen English Partridge
Replies: 14
Views: 925

Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

I have got to learn how to skin out an entire bird. My closest neighbor is a professional trapper and has graciously offered complete instruction this fall. That bird is gorgeous.
by Mike62
Wed May 26, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbing block ?
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Dubbing block ?

Well, I know it works for me. I have no idea what trout think of my offerings and I never will. What I do know is that I love history; I love reading the writings of Leisenring and Hidy and I find that their words speak to me . I fish, most of the time, with a fly that is made with a body spun on a ...
by Mike62
Wed May 26, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Pale Ale SH
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Pale Ale SH

In these days over steroidally over-hopped IPA's, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a nice alternative.
by Mike62
Mon May 24, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Francis
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Francis

Damn, no one will ever accuse that fly of being a shrinking violet! That's one sharply dressed fly.
by Mike62
Sun May 23, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Trout Spey
Replies: 38
Views: 1755

Re: Trout Spey

The talent running loose in this place is just silly.
by Mike62
Wed May 19, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Head Cement; I need a New Source
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: Head Cement; I need a New Source

Shellac is fun stuff to play with. Thin it out with denatured alcohol; makes me feel a certain level of emotional attachment when I change varnish consistencies.