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by David S.
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Night Flies
Replies: 11
Views: 2098

Re: Night Flies

Those flies look supremely cool CJ :) Have you tried fishing them yet? I guess it's a time-proven design, but myself I can't help thinking about that 1962-song by Sam Cooke when I look at them ;)
/David S.
by David S.
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: The dry flies of John Atherton
Replies: 42
Views: 7677

Re: The dry flies of John Atherton

Here is number 7, the ugly sister to the famous 1-6. This one was a little easier for me to get my head around, with a black tying silk body that required no blending of dubbing, no wondering what shade, or as Mike would say, no pinches of anything. Tyed on a 94836 size 18 hook. Atherton tyed it in...
by David S.
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: The dry flies of John Atherton
Replies: 42
Views: 7677

Re: The dry flies of John Atherton

Its great isn't it? We try to tye flies to look like they did, and they tried to vary them :lol: I would be more interested to see the old dubbing blends for the flies than an actual fly. I for the most part go by the book description and Mike's examples when making my own, but when he describes so...
by David S.
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: The dry flies of John Atherton
Replies: 42
Views: 7677

Re: The dry flies of John Atherton

David, that is gorgeous man :shock: Impressionism, it has me staying up nights... Looking at the paintings in the book, the fly looks pink. I was messing around with the dubbings, and it seems when you wet the body, the natural and red seal along with gray muskrat and hares ear could give off a pin...
by David S.
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: The dry flies of John Atherton
Replies: 42
Views: 7677

Re: The dry flies of John Atherton

You inspire me CJ, yet a lovely fly that #2 of yours :) I had a go at the Atherton #4, he body looks quite red in the picture but is a bit more grayish pink in real life, that red seal sort of takes over when you go in close.. That's the problem with impressionism , you can't look to close, then it ...
by David S.
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: The dry flies of John Atherton
Replies: 42
Views: 7677

Re: The dry flies of John Atherton

Good idea, and another beautiful fly CJ :) Atherton is always interesting, here's an example of his #5 i tied the other day, my personal favorite.. /David S. http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m543/Trutta_67/Catskill%20flies/Atherton5640p_zps88ce64ab.jpg Tail: Dark Cree, or a mixture of red brown a...
by David S.
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Bumblepubby
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: Bumblepubby

The Novice Returns wrote:So when is your book coming out? I'll send you a check tomorrow! What a beautiful fly.
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it. I can't wait to try this one out, I've had quite a bit of success with white streamers in the past and this pattern sure looks like a winner :)

/David S.
by David S.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Bumblepubby
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Bumblepubby

I've been looking at all these beautiful classic streamers you guys are producing for a while and felt the need to add a few to my box. To start off I tied me up a Bumblepuppy to one of CJ's recipes. The hook is a Mustad 3665A #6.. /David S. http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m543/Trutta_67/Classic...
by David S.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: John McDonald's article in May 1946 Fortune Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: John McDonald's article in May 1946 Fortune Magazine

David, If you're interested in Atherton ---you're going to want to get "the new book" when it's released (not trying to sell you something....). -An entire Atherton Chapter is there among the 40 chapters; you''ll get to see some original Jack Atherton-tied flies in that chapter. And lot's of text, ...
by David S.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: John McDonald's article in May 1946 Fortune Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

John McDonald's article in May 1946 Fortune Magazine

I've been on the lookout for John McDonald's article on fly-fishing from the May 1946 issue of Fortune Magazine for some time, today I finally found it. It was right there all the time on the Internet ;) Perhaps there are more people that are interested in this: http://www.fulltable.com/vts/aoi/a/at...