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by Jay Wirth
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Ice Lice
Replies: 0
Views: 748

Ice Lice

A very simple dropper fly often used for panfish. Rigged above a jig or below a spoon and works well in winter and summer.

https://youtu.be/K1pU9M6heEs
by Jay Wirth
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Tying a bucktail Streamer
Replies: 2
Views: 1671

Tying a bucktail Streamer

I had some time at my desk for a few Traditional Catskill Style Bucktail Streamers.
Enjoy the video.

https://youtu.be/ttMODgPpan4
by Jay Wirth
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: "Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering
Replies: 17
Views: 3214

Re: "Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering

I would love to participate in this.
by Jay Wirth
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Wholesale prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1586

Re: Wholesale prices

I think Eds prices are retail and what I see at most shops. BrownBear - I have heard similar from different shop owners getting flies from overseas and in my opinion the quality is poor. We all know that there are some fishermen that are happy with flies that last 1 outing and are inexpensive. I usu...
by Jay Wirth
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Wholesale prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1586

Wholesale prices

What is the typical wholesale cost for fly shops (particularly in Catskills) to pay for dry flies, nymphs, & streamers
by Jay Wirth
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Bleached Deer Hair
Replies: 22
Views: 2168

Re: Bleached Deer Hair

The hairs look a little thick (and/or hollow) so are most likely from the base of the tail. From that area broken tips are not uncommon - not so much from processing but because its the part that rubs the most against the back side of the deer. Though you didn't mention if not from a tail if it is f...
by Jay Wirth
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Deer tail
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: Deer tail

If its been boned and salted nothing else is needed. Comb it and wash with warm soapy water if it makes you feel better. This is what you would get buying tails at the fly shop they look prettier because they have a fancy bag with a label.
by Jay Wirth
Wed May 10, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Roadkill
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: Roadkill

My father would have bags, scissors, and pruning shears in the car for just the occasion. It didn't matter any time of day, coming home from church, or on the way out to dinner. In the 60s/70s most tiers would dye their own and a fresh deer or squirrel tail would make dads day. The wife has never al...
by Jay Wirth
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Materials Charts
Replies: 30
Views: 3217

Re: Materials Charts

I think this would be interesting to do AND happen to be a guild member that hasn't volunteered to complete a book (yet). My main question / concern would be on the best way to attach the materials to the pages. Old privately made versions are often just high acid paper with scotch tape which over t...
by Jay Wirth
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Blacknose Dace
Replies: 28
Views: 5988

Re: Blacknose Dace

I see this is an old thread but am very interested in discussion on materials we find that were used on original or early versions of flies. When looking at these older examples I always wonder if, in this case, streamers tied on short shank hooks were tied that way because it was the hook most avai...