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by SamsonCane
Sun May 03, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Fran Betters books
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Fran Betters books

Does anyone know where I can get some inexpensively? I've been looking for the Tying, Fishing, and Pattern Guide especially.
by SamsonCane
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Betters' Au Sable Wulff orange possum dubbing
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Betters' Au Sable Wulff orange possum dubbing

Hey guys, just wondering- is there anyone out there with a decent patch of the orange possum dubbing dyed by either Fran and sold at the Sport Shop or Jan and sold after Fran's death? I need some and I haven't been able to find any.
by SamsonCane
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Betters Haystack
Replies: 25
Views: 2139

Re: Betters Haystack

Right. That's how I was taught to tie it and I don't really like the looks of the Usuals with orange dubbing. The original way is the better way, sort of like fly rods- I don't think anyone who has ever cast a top-quality Tonkin or bamboo rod has any ground to argue that graphite/glass is better. T...
by SamsonCane
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Looking for a bamboo mentor near area code 12912
Replies: 11
Views: 1951

Re: Looking for a bamboo mentor near area code 12912

I did find someone. Also, someone gave me the opportunity to purchase a Bellinger planing form, binder, depth indicator, and several other tools for 500 plus shipping. He used them to make 1 rod. I'm going to buy them.
by SamsonCane
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Betters Haystack
Replies: 25
Views: 2139

Re: Betters Haystack

I do love glass, but I think that's where it should have stopped. If we had kept refining glass there would have been no need for graphite- today's glass can compare to any graphite.
by SamsonCane
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Betters Haystack
Replies: 25
Views: 2139

Re: Betters Haystack

Right. That's how I was taught to tie it and I don't really like the looks of the Usuals with orange dubbing. The original way is the better way, sort of like fly rods- I don't think anyone who has ever cast a top-quality Tonkin or bamboo rod has any ground to argue that graphite/glass is better. Th...
by SamsonCane
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Betters Haystack
Replies: 25
Views: 2139

Re: Betters Haystack

Another way to tie the Au Sable Usual is to do an underbody of orange thread under the (white) dubbing, when it's wet it shows through with that classic orange color of the Au Sable Wulff, Au Sable Bomber, and Au Sable Haystack. It creates a very nice emerger-y gas bubble effect.
by SamsonCane
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Looking for a bamboo mentor near area code 12912
Replies: 11
Views: 1951

Re: Looking for a bamboo mentor near area code 12912

There, I edited the post- area code 12912.