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  1. Welcome back, glad to have you sharing information.
  2. Sorry corrected should have been YLI silk thread. JoAnne Fabrics, Amazon both had it I used JoAnne Fabrics
  3. YLI Silk thread 100% fine silk made in Japan for YLI Corporation Rock Hill, SC. Comes on 200 meter spools, color shown #100. They have a nice selection of colors and are very economical for 100% silk, I use them in place of other traditional expensive unobtainable fly tying silk (waiting for the lighting strike..... seems I am safe) or you can use tying thread
  4. lackwell Publishing Ltd Studies on UV reflection in feathers of some 1000 bird species: are UV peaks in feathers correlated with violet-sensitive and ultraviolet-sensitive cones? PETER MULLEN* & GEORG POHLAND Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum, Leibniz Institute for Terrestrial Biodiversity, Research Group: Biology and Phylogeny of Tropical Birds, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany Starlings are known to have high reflectivity. I should have read page 1 before posting. Welcome to the site Fisherman Johnny, I hope you enjoy the forum and please let us know if you do find something better, the sharing of information and ideas is the Fly Tying Forum's best feature.
  5. Jungle cock substitutes lack the natural UV reflectivity of the feather (jungle cock, peacock and some other birds have a high natural UV refection) I have always believed that was the reason they are effective. I would rather omit it in a pattern than use any plastic nail, but making substitutes from feathers.... Starling tip's substituted will tie jassid's you can find some of the wing coverts longer and wider for other uses. I have seen hand painted hackles that looked good, also guinea fowl substitutes, dyed and/or painted or not. The point being use your imagination with feathers and materials, that is part of the craft of tying.
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    Ay least they weren't your state bird! (blackflies for those unfamiliar with Maine's state "bird"))
  7. I have a hard enough time with a point and shoot.
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    Yes winter caddis usually come off around 10 am to 1 pm some colder days a little later. google Dave Goulet's winter caddis, easy tie, pretty effective 20's, 22's. I don't go smaller than that anymore unless I tie them on the tippet prior to leaving the house I've dropped my share of them with wet cold fingers and unless I'm standing on the snow I never find them.
  9. Not $375.00 nice I have a couple cree necks and I rarely use them. Honestly I preferer the results of grizzly/ginger or grizzly/brown mixed.
  10. I believe your first picture is more appropriate for Alaska's salmon (Pacific Salmon) the classics and hairwing are generally for Atlantic Salmon. Check the regulations for Alaska, Mark Knapp (if he ever stays home from fishing long enough🙄) would be a better & current reference. (yes I am jealous🙊)
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    Waiting for spring, the signs are starting. Boat (canoe's) registrations showed up today with my 2nd of the year seed catalog. My real indicator is the male red wing blackbirds at the feeders should be within a week or two, might run a little later this year. Had my first snow rain mix today, good heavy wet snow if the ground was bare it used to be called poor man's fertilizer. Still plenty of ice, but the trout season ends this weekend then it will be jigging perch until the ice fails. Nothing beats fried perch except fresh fiddleheads and trout. Come on spring!
  12. Should be in the mail tomorrow have a big mess of pheasant fibers to clean up.
  13. A couple with pheasants, first for the swap Mrs.Simpson. the second I made up for the bass on their beds this spring I'm calling it the bedbug, hope to get a few largemouths to object to it swimming near them Mrs. Simpson- tied NZ style- hook mustad 3366 #4, red thread, black bucktail tail, body fine red wool, 2 ringneck rump church windows mounted @ half hook shank, 2 ringneck church windows @ head. Lot of half used golden pheasant skins hanging around ... Bedbug- hook mustad 3366 #1, black thread, tail- 4 golden pheasant yellow saddle feathers 2 per side, body- redish brown golden pheasant flanks wound collar hackle style until you reach the head (7 feather in this case) cheeks- 2 green neck feathers, 1 per side with ringneck neck feather centered.
  14. I bought one in the early 70's from CMP still have it.
  15. Salmon fishing prior to Canada & the United States was a sport for noble gentlemen, lords, and kings. Many English salmon rivers where closed to fishing for commoners (the fish of kings). The flies to angle for the king of sportfish, started as drab colored similar to trout flies. As the British warships and regiments roamed the world the nostalgic officers sent home rare plumage's for ladies millinery and they found their way into salmon flies and they where rewarded with gaudy flies when home on leave. Sometime in the mid 1800's (1845 Jock Scott, believed as the first noted) they became the Elizabethan era flies we know as classic's, as gillies seemed to be in competition to tie complicated, colorful, gaudy patterns. Salmon struck at them all probably more from form and presentation than beauty and complexity, but the era was born and ran strong until around 1930 or so as the supply of some material start to disappear. North American fishermen generally lacked access to these materials and developed the hair wing salmon flies popular today. George Kelson's book The Salmon Fly (1895) lists around three hundred patterns many where shown in color. (consider that most fly dressers where not open to sharing their craft) references for timeline and material; Joseph Bates Jr, Poul Jorgensen
  16. Well at least you could use hair coloring to dye it😇
  17. I use white or colored wings so I CAN SEE the fly on the water, most ants don't last long on the water surface (sink & drown) good pattern to fish wet also.
  18. 1st looks possibly like a BWO blue wing olive (Ephemerella attenuate), the 2nd is certainly a small caddis hard to distinguish with light in photo.
  19. Thanks it came out of a perceived necessity. I can move it and my portable bench into my travel trailer and keep the same continuity.
  20. I also have a old c clamp medallion without markings other than the company name and pat.# on bottom. It was gifted to me from a very good friend and commercial tier. I don't know how many thousands of flies he tied in it but I never heard him talk poorly about the vise and he would have if there was a problem. Left it to me in case my dyna king failed, it hasn't.
  21. DB welcome to the site, we all start out with some ugly flies the fish don't mind most of them. lot of good information here and on the web you'll be filling a box with your beauties soon.
  22. 🤣🤣 olvídate de las moscas yo tomaré sopa de elote
  23. Wonderful tie George, next time you contact Geert give him my best wishes.
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