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by bearbutt
Wed May 19, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Head Cement; I need a New Source
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: Head Cement; I need a New Source

A couple of more thoughts about head cement: 1) don't expect any cement stored in plastic jars will last long--use dark glass, and keep your main stash in a cool dry place in the dark. Anything with a solvent sold in plastic is sold under the premise it will go bad soon enough, and make you buy more...
by bearbutt
Tue May 18, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Head Cement; I need a New Source
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: Head Cement; I need a New Source

Bunch of them out there, new and old. This is my shortlist: https://i.postimg.cc/vT4BvGCB/HeadCements.e_zpstwyhhcqq_copy.jpg I'm partial to Cellire--nothing quite like it. Some sellers in Europe will ship to the US, and I'd suggest that's a good way to go--6 bottles, a bottle of Unitit thinner, and ...
by bearbutt
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New Flymph Hook
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: New Flymph Hook

I would like to meet the man from Mustad, who was accountable for their numbering system. ....... You and Datus Proper, who would like to meet the person responsible for all the hook sizing numbers, lol. I'd like to meet Helen, who inspected most of the Partridge hooks I have, lol. You know--the &q...
by bearbutt
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Did You Ever Tie a Fly that You Don't Remember?
Replies: 16
Views: 1374

Re: Did You Ever Tie a Fly that You Don't Remember?

You love to look at old hooks more than anyone I have ever known and probably own more than anyone else. I thought Bearbutt was bad, but you beat him hands done. Yes, Dana quite outdoes me when it comes to hooks. I'll concede that. I think we are neck and neck when it comes to white Burgundies, how...
by bearbutt
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Hare and Copper
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Hare and Copper

I tie a lot of nymphs with squirrel collars the squirrel dubbing has tinsel already blended in. I buy it form Competitive Angler. They work great and it saves me time because I don't have to do the blending. Nor do you have to do the squirrel gathering bit--which can be a real hassle. Same problem ...
by bearbutt
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Source for Bullock's Hair?
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

Thanks for the photograph, this stuff looks great--just the right color and texture. I wonder why it's not used more often? It would seem to be great for stoneflies also.

A cold winter is always good for insect control, lol.

Stay warm!
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by bearbutt
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Source for Bullock's Hair?
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

I have some. What fly are you tying? Some archaic salmon patterns from Scrope--his "Toppy" and "Meg in Her Maws." https://i.postimg.cc/V6hcCBCL/IMG-7608.jpg They have a flymphish quality to them--rough. I've never seen Bullock's hair before--could you post a picture? How like/un...
by bearbutt
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Source for Bullock's Hair?
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Source for Bullock's Hair?

Does anyone have a source for Bullock's hair? I tried Google, and this is what came up: https://i.postimg.cc/nz4S2Fy9/Screen-Shot-2021-02-09-at-2-46-24-PM.png Admittedly, nice, but not especially helpful. I'm looking for black, but blackish-brown would be fine. Happy to trade for some if you have an...
by bearbutt
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Dotterel Counterfeit”
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: “Dotterel Counterfeit”

I am completely confused by this feather. The fly I have just tied uses an inner covert feather from an American Woodcock recently shot . Bye the way the underwing of the European wood cock and the American Woodcock seems completely different to me. Tom, There are some feathers on the Dotterel that...
by bearbutt
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Dotterel Counterfeit”
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: “Dotterel Counterfeit”

Well, here's some genuine Dotterel, framed by Corncrake (top) and Nightjar (bottom). These are iphone snaps, as a quick reply--I;d have to set up the lightbox to take better photos. There's very little barring on a dotterel, as John said, it's more a matter of shading. https://i.postimg.cc/VkNjSqcT/...