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by Allan
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Mary Dette.. the movie
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

Re: Mary Dette.. the movie

Niklas, Very good video. Thanks for that. I don't know if you've seen the video of Mary tying. She was videotaped a couple of times, at the CFFM and one or two meetings of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild. I was lucky enough to be at each of these events, had a front row seat, and watched her, as did th...
by Allan
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: basic founation to start
Replies: 14
Views: 2044

Re: basic founation to start

Interesting comment by Ed "so, what I would do is pick out a couple fly patterns that are easy to tie and catch fish... 8-) for example, a black Woolly Bugger, maybe a Leadwing Coachman wet fly, and maybe an Adams dry fly". I've been fly tying for over 50 years and have been teaching the art to begi...
by Allan
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: basic founation to start
Replies: 14
Views: 2044

Re: basic founation to start

As far as dubbing, you may want to follow Caucci and Nastasi's method of using 4 basic colors and blending them with different formula ratios. With this method and the formulas they used to get the 'Spectrumized Dubbing' (back in the 1970's), they were able to get almost every color, ranging from cr...
by Allan
Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Ginger Quill
Replies: 7
Views: 1612

Re: Ginger Quill

Matt, Excellent tie of one of my favorite Catskill classic dry flies. I especially liked the video which I just viewed. Now for 2 questions: 1)Do you tie all your duck quill wings facing forward or do you sometimes tie them so they slant 'back'? 2)Do you reinforce the quill body, with xf wire, cemen...
by Allan
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Loong absence... (pic heavy post)
Replies: 21
Views: 2959

Re: Loong absence... (pic heavy post)

Karsten, Waay back in the spring of 2007, there was a discussion on another site about the Tups Dubbing. A fellow fly tier and fly tying historian Jeff Serena, investigated the question surrounding the ingredients and the formulation for this dubbing. He sent me the results of his findings and a sam...
by Allan
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Loong absence... (pic heavy post)
Replies: 21
Views: 2959

Re: Loong absence... (pic heavy post)

Just to echo what the others have said, Beautiful work and photography. RE: The 'Tups Indispensable', athough I'm sure others have picked up on this, allow me to be the first to opine about something. You used the original 'Tups' dubbing material in that pattern (hope my eyes didn't deceive me about...
by Allan
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: 'Innovative' Tying Techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

Re: 'Innovative' Tying Techniques

Just to clarify something: What prompted this thread was a video in which there were claims about 'New Tying Techniques'.
by Allan
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: 'Innovative' Tying Techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

Re: 'Innovative' Tying Techniques

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Allan
Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: 'Innovative' Tying Techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

'Innovative' Tying Techniques

Just viewed a YouTube video wherein the tier ties a dry fly using a New Innovative Technique to create the body and then amazingly, another New Innovative Technique to make a parachute hackle collar! Does the use of a needle, around which you create the 'modular unit of 'tails and body, ring a bell?...
by Allan
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Today
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Today

Dallas - November 22nd, 1963 - Just about noon (est): That's all I'll say.

Allan