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by troutingintas
Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Head cement
Replies: 11
Views: 1732

Re: Head cement

The best stuff that i've found for nice smooth glossy heads is 'Coroplast' screen printing ink in black or whatever colour.
by troutingintas
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hooks-Then vs. Now
Replies: 23
Views: 2961

Re: Hooks-Then vs. Now

How long, whilst actually fishing does a chemically sharpened hook stay ultra sharp? The sharp hook text is mounting the fly on your fingernail. All very good when the hook is new, but after hitting a few rocks or getting caught up in trees and grass, not to mention hooking a fish or two, the point ...
by troutingintas
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Head cement
Replies: 11
Views: 1732

Re: Head cement

When I buy nail polish to use as head cement, I also purchase some nail polish remover (acetone) as a thinner.
by troutingintas
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Catskill inspired dries...
Replies: 16
Views: 3014

Re: Catskill inspired dries...

Excellent looking quill fly_fischa. counter winding and lacquer was done so the quill , which is fragile ,lasted. Another alternative to make the stripped herl more durable is an undercoat of a very small amount Superglue. Not so much that the Superglue oozes between the quill which is wound whilst ...
by troutingintas
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Fanwing Royal Coachman
Replies: 9
Views: 2588

Re: Fanwing Royal Coachman

Heres a bit more about fanwings. Corey Calftail (Ralph Corey) flies were down-wing dries that became widely popular after the First World War. Hair wings tied upright and divided did not evolve until 1929 when Leonard Charles Quackenbush (of the upper Beaverkill) asked Reuben Cross to make a Fanwing...
by troutingintas
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Fanwing Royal Coachman
Replies: 9
Views: 2588

Re: Fanwing Royal Coachman

Concerning Theodore Gordon and the Fan Wing Royal Coachman, there is an article in the 1952 Field and Stream by John Alden Knight: He states: "Gordon as you no doubt know, depended in part for his livelihood upon the sale of trout flies to the old-time Catskill fly fishermen. Two of his regular cust...