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by narcodog
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: The elusive 20
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: The elusive 20

A hook straightened by a large fish is a badge of honor. I agree. More so if it was a large hook. I also believe some hooks are springy enough that they straighten to let the fish escape and then return to their original form. Yikes, that's the best theory I have seen presented in a long time.
by narcodog
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Couple of good ones
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Couple of good ones

Very nice , what kind of Indy do you like to use? In calmer waters, I’ll use a yarn indicator. In choppier/faster riffles I use the small size (1/2”) airlock. I’ve caught a couple of fish when nymphing without an indicator, but suspect I need to add a lighter weight rod to my arsenal to pull it off...
by narcodog
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: The Classic Streamer Fly Box
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: The Classic Streamer Fly Box

YaHooo, can't wait. Will it be in the same format as the other three books?
by narcodog
Sat May 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Dry Fly Proportion
Replies: 8
Views: 339

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: 748

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: 625

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: 10
Views: 544

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: 652

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: 629

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: 629

Re: Dubbing wax

IMO there is such a small amount of wax used it should have no benefit in floating a fly.