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by narcodog
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: When tying dry flies...
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: When tying dry flies...

well ED. I tye my hackle in as you do but before I wrap them I pull them forward toward the eye, thus puttin a slight kink in the stem.
by narcodog
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Dubbing wax
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Dubbing wax

IMO there is such a small amount of wax used it should have no benefit in floating a fly. I dunno. If the waxed thread becomes more hydrophobic and resistant to absorbing water, wouldn't that help the fly float? bb The thread is waxed,yes, but the dubbing surrounds the thread which if it gets satur...
by narcodog
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Dubbing wax
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Dubbing wax

IMO there is such a small amount of wax used it should have no benefit in floating a fly.
by narcodog
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Eric Leiser
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Eric Leiser

I'm sorry to hear this. I have most of his books and his book of Fly Patterns never gets put on the shelf same with the Dette book.
by narcodog
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Dubbing wax
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Dubbing wax

Ed, If I remember correctly Wapsi has two different waxes. I have used both one for touch dubbing and the other for waxing the thread. I still prefer Overton's for most applications.
by narcodog
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Sally Hansen hard as nails
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: Sally Hansen hard as nails

i took a class with Peggy Brenner on Carrie Stevens style flies and she uses Aleene's Fabric Fusion. It has a longer working time and stays flexible. Also it doesn't have a strong odor, thins with water, which has to be done very seldom, and is water proof. Available at Walmart.
by narcodog
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Dam
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Dam

I have read the article from the Upper Delaware River Watch or whatever the name is. It's about a ten year project if I remember correctly. Some of the surveying has already been completed as well test holes.
by narcodog
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Salmon Flies
Topic: 2 from Traherne’s day
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: 2 from Traherne’s day

Your gettin there. :mrgreen:
by narcodog
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Silk Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Silk Questions

I have some of that same silk and use it occasionally.To help keep it from fraying I drag a section through my wax, then draw it between my fingers to get the fiber aligned. Now if you have ruff hands you should wear cotton gloves. It is really nice stuff to use once you get the hang of it. Or you c...
by narcodog
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: It's giving Tuesday
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: It's giving Tuesday

Vance wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:57 am
What is the address of the Museum so I can send them $20.00 or more.
There's also a link on FB and PP if you use PP, PP will match a certain percentage.