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  • Birthday 08/29/1951

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  1. Although I am EAGER to see all of these issues resolved as quickly as possible..I am at the same time giving Will the PATIENCE we all need to see it done right. This personal characteristic should come easily to all those who tie classics. Hang in there dg
  2. It's a good question as to why the Merganser is not used more for it's feathers. Their meat, like the fish eating Loon is useless. In my neck of the woods they are a nuisance, and I am always inclined to break out a Salt Water Clouser when they cruise my trout runs (hoping to clunk one fatally on the head). They are an aggressive bird that tends to cruise waterways in gangs. Lovely tie !!! dg
  3. I believe it is "Your right to know" regarding the source and/or origin of the materials you buy. After that...make a choice. True "Temple Dog", according to several reliable references is only obtained by RIPPING THE FUR OFF THE DOG WHILE IT IS STILL ALIVE. The obvious over stimulation of the nerve cells causes the unique and unmistakable perpendicular set of the fur to the skin There will of course be some purveyors who are either ignorant or unscrupulous enough to deny this If you are knowingly purchasing true temple dog fur....I have NO PROBLEM letting you know I abhor the practice and have reduced respect for the buyer dg
  4. I have heard various explanations as to the source of "true" temple dog fur. If even a little doubt remains in my mind as to the origin of this fur, I refuse to purchase it and would encourage others to do so, as some of the references point to obvious animal cruelty. Perhaps this is much ado about nothing. Got some info ??? dg
  5. QCF: Few things get my attention more than those tyers who adapt successfully to their material shortages. Some lengthy goose doesn't hurt eh? I am a bit concerned that when and if the time comes that you obtain turkey, and use the same techniques, your heads will be even larger than now. I suggest that you research various methods to reduce thread wraps so the extra cost of the turkey will translate to smaller heads and greater satisfaction on your part. These are both very fine flies !!!!!! You're just a short step that requires long practice from getting to the next level dg dg
  6. DC: Your creative, uncompromised, and challenging interpretation of the Bonne Bouche pattern leaves me bowled over and inspired to tie again. Congratulations my friend on an exceptional tie dg
  7. Hi Mike: Your choice to stick with the length and height of the tail topping shaped your wing decisions. This was an important fly for you to tie. Mostly excellent dg
  8. Favorite: Bonne Bouche or Childers Least: Most Traherne's and any Full feather GP tippet flies : All Rangers etc.etc. dg
  9. Hello Andy: And WELCOME !!!! We are different people that speak a common language. Lovely fly dg
  10. Well I just ordered several dyed turk tails in about 5-6 different colors. I am in sore need and to be honest, 2 years ago I would have steered clear of these tails. They will have what we commonly refer to as "stress marks" and may have 2-3 tails or tail parts per pkg. My understanding is that although yellow is the only color that is unavailable at this time...a new, fairly large delivery is forthcoming. Jack Cook at www.irish angler.......is forthright about all products he sells and I have always had good dealings with him in the past. He was one of my prime sources of materials until I found John McLain. dg
  11. Bravo Mikko, Bravo ! Just a wee bit more and she will grace any collection dg
  12. OEM: I HATE THE RAIDERS !! But I won't hold it against you or this very inspiring fly. Quite remarkable use of materials and a composition that thrills me dg
  13. Lee: I've plumb run out of superlatives my friend. Nuff said............ dg
  14. Hey Timo: That sure is stunning. Really classy tying and a lovely photgraph to highlight your colors. Wow !! dg
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