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by Old Hat
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Variegated Golden Stone Flymph
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: Variegated Golden Stone Flymph

Excellent Bill. I’m going to play with this idea on some shrimp patterns.
by Old Hat
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Variegated Golden Stone Flymph
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Variegated Golden Stone Flymph

Excellent and very creative technique to get what you were after Bill. I've never seen more golden stonefly activity then my days on the Metolius. These should serve you well. Let us know.
by Old Hat
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Block,silk and a fine wax.
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Block,silk and a fine wax.

I'm not sure what William uses for his cardstock. I use archival matting board for picture framing. You can buy it in large sheets at most large hobby stores and cut it to size.
by Old Hat
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Iron Blue Dun”
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: “Iron Dun”

Looks great! Cannot go wrong with IBD’s.
by Old Hat
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New Flymph Hook
Replies: 10
Views: 1173

Re: New Flymph Hook

joaniebo wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:47 am Have you ever tried these? From (http://www.troutandsalmonhooks.com/shop/ )
I have tried the R50U and the new Partridge, both are a little short in the shank length for me. Still fine hooks for this purpose but I'm just looking for what I prefer.
by Old Hat
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New Flymph Hook
Replies: 10
Views: 1173

Re: New Flymph Hook

Carl - When you “tweak” the hook, are you clamping the eye in the jaws of the vise and pressing the hook? It looks like your including a small fraction of the hook shank too. Neat way to adjust the proportions of the shank. Great tip. 👍 yes, I place the hook eye in the vise jaws and push the shank....
by Old Hat
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New Flymph Hook
Replies: 10
Views: 1173

New Flymph Hook

Not really new but makes a very nice flymph base. I have been experimenting with some different contemporary hooks that would make for good foundational Flymph hooks. I use both heavy and standard or light wire hooks. I generally use softer or gamebird hackle on my flymphs tied on heavier hooks. I p...
by Old Hat
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax

Nope nothing. I had a tuna sandwich. Placed the the tin of wax in the tuna can and floated it in a pot of water which I brought to a very low boil. I used a toothpick to stir it some as it melted.
by Old Hat
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax

Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:28 pm Carl, Here's a couple of newer models with the ceramic tubes. Might be blurry, didn't use a tripod.
Thanks Ron for the lead. It was confirmed the bobbin holder is a first edition Norvise bobbin holder.
by Old Hat
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Heritage Tying
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Heritage Tying

Very nicely done Carl. To be heritage the equipment need not be old but to have been in use 1969 or earlier. Chase bobbins are readily available and work quite well. .Pearsalls is perfect made from 1890 to about 2012! Tom Whew, means I’m barely heritage since I was born in ‘69 Thanks Tom. Just usin...