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by BoatDog
Wed May 22, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: OLD rumpled/twisted black bare hair
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: OLD rumpled/twisted black bare hair

Hi All,
Suggestions on soaking, shampooing and hairdryer sound reasonable. Maybe some of my wife's hair conditioner would help. :D
BD
by BoatDog
Tue May 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: OLD rumpled/twisted black bare hair
Replies: 3
Views: 328

OLD rumpled/twisted black bare hair

Is the a way to remove twisting and curling in old hair, bear in this case? Should it just be thrown out?
I also have some small pieces of polar bear from before WWII. Same issue.
Thanks,
BD
by BoatDog
Tue May 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Dry Fly Proportion
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Dry Fly Proportion

Good information thanks everyone. Hoosatonic River, Have not fished it yet but hired a guide and ended up on the Farmington River. Thought I was going to the Swift to the north but otters had apparently invaded the area and, well, they eat a lot of fish. Is the Hoosatonic a tailwater like a lot of t...
by BoatDog
Sat May 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Dry Fly Proportion
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Dry Fly Proportion

HI Vance
Boston actually. The striper craze hit me pretty hard. Add to that Bluefish and trout did not stand a chance.
Dette Hackle gage? Not one of those cheap plastic things with a stick on paper marker is it? Won't be bothered if it is. Will check it out none the less.
BD
by BoatDog
Fri May 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Dry Fly Proportion
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Dry Fly Proportion

Hi Everyone, New member. Could someone help on Catskil fly proportions. Here is what I think I know: Hackle 11/2 times the gape Wing Shank length tail hook length Tail and hackle angle about 30 degrees Seem to recall this being standard to a Mustad 94840 standard wire standard length. Have hooks cha...