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by narcodog
Sat May 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Dry Fly Proportion
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Dry Fly Proportion

Get yourself a Dette Hackle Gauge fro Dette Flies and you'll be set.
by narcodog
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Saturday opener
Replies: 16
Views: 673

Re: Saturday opener

Personally I take a few photo's just to remind me of the beauty of the fish. Saying that there are times that one cannot capture it. A case in point, I landed a grayling a few years ago, it was one of the most, no ,it was the most beautiful fish I have ever landed. The camera was not able to capture...
by narcodog
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Matched Duck Quills?
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: Matched Duck Quills?

I have a trusted seller of on Ebay duck feathers when the season is on. Last year I asked her if I could get some matched duck wings and offered her $3.00 a pair, she agreed and I have a lot of matched wood duck wings. Now white would be more difficult for her to obtain I would think.
by narcodog
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Atherton
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Atherton

You and Tom have got them done.
by narcodog
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: When tying dry flies...
Replies: 12
Views: 577

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: 554

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: 554

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: 644

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: 554

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: 749

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.