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by David S.
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Veevus thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3412

Re: Veevus thread

This Veevus thread is a bonded thread and will not split. Is that correct? I read somewhere that it's a kevlar thread. I don't think there's any kevlar in the thread but it sure is impressively strong... I use a lot of Veevus-thread for my tying and I'm very happy with it. I have only used the 14/0...
by David S.
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Light & Dark Cahill
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: Light & Dark Cahill

Very nice. I really like your neatness and proportions. What make and model hook so you use? Allan Thanks Allan, glad you liked them. The hooks are Mustad R30's, the modern equivalent to the classic 94833. It's a pretty nice hook for classic dries in my opinion, far better than the chunky R50 which...
by David S.
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Light & Dark Cahill
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Light & Dark Cahill

I spent most of yesterday tying flies at a fly fishing fair in Uppsala arranged by Niklas Dahlin. It was a great show and I'm pleased to report quite a lot of interest for the display of Catskill flies I brought along for "show & tell" :) I tied a bunch of Catskill-dries and some of my favorite Fran...
by David S.
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Grey Fox - one of my personal favourites
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: Grey Fox - one of my personal favourites

Thanks Ed & Dennis, nice to be back tying again :D I agree with you corvus, good tailing-material isn't easy to find. I lucked out and was given a couple of roosters from a friend and fellow flytier and harvested a bunch of spade hackles which should last me a while. There's good directions for wher...
by David S.
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Grey Fox - one of my personal favourites
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Grey Fox - one of my personal favourites

Long time no post, I've been a bit too busy with other activities, but now that winter is rapidly approaching here in Sweden there's a bit more time for tying and photographing. I thought I'd start off with one of my own personal favorites, Preston Jennings' "Grey Fox". Much like the Adams and Ather...
by David S.
Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Effective trout ammo, thanks for the tip Ed :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: Effective trout ammo, thanks for the tip Ed :-)

Once again, very nice looking flies David... :D A good friend of mine used to do a fair amount of business travel to England, and he swore by this pattern... I tie mine in a dark chocolate color, very chunky #10 for some of the best dry-fly fishing on the Esopus in late May, early June... but than,...
by David S.
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Effective trout ammo, thanks for the tip Ed :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Effective trout ammo, thanks for the tip Ed :-)

Ed posted some pictures of Fran Betters' patterns earlier this spring that got me interested in tying some and trying them out myself. So far I've mainly fished the "Haystack"-pattern and I have to say I'm impressed. Tied correctly these are very durable, land correctly and float like a cork, and mo...
by David S.
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Black Quill - putting those spade hackles to use
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

Black Quill - putting those spade hackles to use

I decided to try out my newly dyed spade hackle with a sort of Black Quill variant. Those spade hackles sure work great, nice straight fibers and real stiff, not like Coq de Lèon which looks the part but isn't quite stiff enough in my opinion, at least not the stuff I've got. I hope the fish won't m...
by David S.
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Where to find good stiff tailing material?
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Where to find good stiff tailing material?

Good stiff tailing material sure isn't easy to come by in my neck of the woods so when I was given the opportunity to harvest the feathers of a couple of retired cockerels I took the opportunity to stock up on some nice spade hackle feathers. As you can see the natural color of the spade feathers wa...
by David S.
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Gray Drake
Replies: 6
Views: 1582

Re: Gray Drake

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it :-) I found I didn't much like those R50's for this pattern, much to heavy for most dries in #10 in my opinion, so I ordered myself some R30's instead an made my own little spinner fall. I think the R30's are a bit more suitable for dries, at least in large sizes, and a...