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by Matt Grobert
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: A question about varnished wings
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: A question about varnished wings

Chuck,

For sure they are a tough one to tie, but yes, they work just fine when the wings are split. Even when you tie them in so they aren't split, they get that way quickly once you fish them and the fish don't seem to mind.

Matt
by Matt Grobert
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: A question about varnished wings
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: A question about varnished wings

ted patlen wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:47 am
BTW if you tie Jack'spatterns without the stiffened feathers they will float better.
Agreed, Ted. I tie them without any coating and they float well and the more they get torn up, the better they work. ;)

Matt
by Matt Grobert
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Synthetic parachute wing material?
Replies: 20
Views: 2952

Re: Synthetic parachute wing material?

I've used CDC, zelon and poly, but recently I've been using EP Trigger Fibers and it ties in easily and holds up as well as anything I have used. It's soft enough that it doesn't twist a light tippet which is a pluc, too.
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by Matt Grobert
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: PED vs Sulfur
Replies: 15
Views: 2497

Re: PED vs Sulfur

I"m hard of sight, too. I tie my spnners using hi-vis material for a post. THis is a rusty spinner, just change the body color to pale yellow and if you want add the egg sac in orange.
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by Matt Grobert
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: PED vs Sulfur
Replies: 15
Views: 2497

Re: PED vs Sulfur

I wouldn't worry so much about having the exact color of the naturals, instead I'd have a few different style patterns in different sizes and focus more on presentation - your cast, leader, tippet size and length, making sure your fly is floating as it should and getting a drag-free drift. At dusk s...
by Matt Grobert
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Tippet Rings
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Tippet Rings

Do you or would you use a tippet ring when fishing a dry fly? Why or why not? I had a long discussion today with one of SGM's esteemed members today about them and he was adamant that they are not useful for fishing dry flies - I think his blood pressure went up a bit. :o I've heard some folks do us...
by Matt Grobert
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: The Hardest Part About Fly tying
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

Re: The Hardest Part About Fly tying

Theroe wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:02 am
:lol:

What thread do you use? :o
Danville Flymaster... :o
by Matt Grobert
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: My new vise of choice
Replies: 26
Views: 3702

Re: My new vise of choice

Rube held his vise in a vise... :D
by Matt Grobert
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Dette Flies Fall Event
Replies: 12
Views: 1472

Re: Dette Flies Fall Event

It was fun at the event, always good to hang out with Mr. Valla, hear his stories about maple syrup, wine making and his rod making adventures! Thanks to the Dette crew for hosting us and the event, great to see everyone before the season ends. CJ I second that, CJ! It was a fun day listening to Mi...
by Matt Grobert
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nail knot or...
Replies: 21
Views: 1592

Re: Nail knot or...

Matt, that’s a neat idea , how hard is it to feed the butt end thru the fly line though? Here's how I do it. 1. Cut end of butt section at an angle to create a point. 2. Insert needle into the end of fly line and out about1/2" up. Leave the needle in for 5-10 minutes. 3. Hold the line in your thumb...