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  1. Always a fave. Nice job Ray. :headbang: A fly I try not to be without on the stream.
  2. Beautiful pattern and a great job tying it! :headbang:
  3. Bob, Will dig it out. Have to check the spelling of the pattern name as well. For some reason, I think the one Oatman referenced was Racquette (with a 'c'). If so, perhaps there is no relation between the two patterns.
  4. Belated wishes to all, and all the best for 2008 ! Mike - what's the source of that streamer wreath. Looks like something I've seen before....
  5. Great fly Bob! :headbang: Dave - I'm interested in hearing more about that river. In researching Lew Oatman, I have come across a streamer he references by the same name - Raquette. Wondering if you've ever heard of this pattern. Not sure if it is at all related to the MOM pattern, but I suspect not.
  6. No problem. The Leonard book is worth having. Lots of good stuff in there. I especially like the letters to the author printed in the back of the book, most from notable tyers like Herb Welch and Carrie Stevens. Also - think I posted this before, but here is a listing of most of the important streamer related books, should anyone wish to build a streamer library. streamerbookreflistnew.pdf
  7. Think J. Edson Leonard is the correct spelling for the name Ted gave. The simple title of his classic book is 'Flies'. My guess would be James Leisenring - ' The Art of Tying the Wet Fly ' -- was originally done in the 1940's I believe. Later I think it was reissued with the additional subtitle of ' & Fishing the Flymph' -- 1970-ish.
  8. Super. :headbang: Really unique head arrangement.
  9. :bugeyes: Lee, you've outdone yourself with this one my friend. Captivating pattern. Such class from a Joisey guy....who woulda thunk?! :dunno: A holiday toast to you sir! :cheers: :drunk:
  10. Neat. :headbang: Like the layered barring of the wing.
  11. Very nicely tied sleek rendition! :headbang: :headbang:
  12. Funny thing - The Devils won the Stanley Cup not long after that show aired. First home game after they won the cup, they had a special ceremony with the cup and a banner raising. Patrick Warburton (Puddy) dropped the ceremonial first puck of the season and they played the clips from that Sienfeld show. Great stuff.
  13. Great Dave! :headbang: Too bad you can't take it out in the canoe, skipping it off the whitecaps in heavy weather on Moosehead like the Chief used to do.....
  14. Couldn't agree more John. Simply wonderful. :headbang: :headbang:
  15. There is also another very practical advantage in doing this, which many often overlook. If you've fished a Carrie pattern that has not been glued, you will notice that invariably the shoulder and wings can become 'reversed' - meaning the shoulder can slip behind the wing at times because they're only tied in at the stem, allowing the bulk of the feathers to pivot up and down more freely and independently of each other.
  16. Wonderful first shots! :headbang: Lovin' the Marston! :headbang:
  17. What an odd looking pattern. Nice! Mark -- couldn't believe what I read just before I was getting ready to comment.... My comment was going to be ' If Phyllis Diller were a fly....'.
  18. I don't recall ever having one split on me while tying in (that wasn't already split or splitting). For the Carrie Style flies, I don't put the JC on as part of the wing assembly (saddles & shoulders) until after the wing assemblies are tied in. (see Hatches article) I apply the JC as the last step before finishing the head. Take your bodkin and apply a thin coating of thick cement along nearly the entire length of the back of the nail. You can take two approaches here - either a VERY thin coating over the whole back of the nail so that when applied, the cement doesn't squeeze out from behind the nail, OR a slightly thicker line of cement down the center backside of the nail - estimating how much it will spread when applied. Again, you don't want any cement squeezing out the edges when you press the nail to the wing assembly, nor do you want any tacky cement at all on the front of the nail. If you have to fix split nails prior to using, do so and let them dry first, before proceeding to apply them. To apply the nail, size up where you want amber spot of the nail to fall - for flies with a shoulder feather, I like to have that spot fall at the center, or just past the general center of the shoulder feather's length. I also like to keep the rachii (stems) all in line with each other (saddles, shoulders and jc nails) on these wing assemblies. Once you visuallize where you want it to fall, just place it on the wing assembly and press lightly. The glue will hold it in place. Then proceed with the other side. Once they're in place, you can go about placing a few securing wraps of thread, clip the butts, cover with threadwraps and finish the head. Hope this was clear and helped.
  19. Beadhead caddis larvae (assorted colors) & Black Ghost.
  20. Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion. I guess the point I was trying to make is that you could make a pizza and call it a cheeseburger, if you wish, but that doesn't mean it is correct. (Fly) History can get muddied up enough on its own, over time. It would be nice if we could do our best to not exacerbate the murkiness. As I said, some may care quite a bit about this kind of accuracy, and others won't give a hoot. For me, it matters.
  21. Hi all, FYI - Nice writeup on Mike Martinek as the featured tyer in the latest issue of Fly Tyer.
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