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Bruce Derington

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About Bruce Derington

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  • Birthday 08/17/1953

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    Steel head
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    Berkley Michigan

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  1. I have sat with Bud and McLain in Johns basement, and tied a few, yeah tied one on! Our Club, Michigan Fly Fishing club (MFFC ), had Bud and Gordy as guest tiers. Great guys that can hold their own.
  2. Glad to see this kind of commitment, I’m afraid you have gone to the dark side though :). So now Toppings and tails can be added to the list of materials that can Be a bugaboo . Some will strip all the crest and siak in warm water with a little of woolite fabric softener. Followed by round and or flat glass. Years ago I sat in on a Schmookler presentation on how to prepare crests , by using a sheet of cardboard and an iron with steam feature. he would lay the crest on cardboard and start by holding By base of feather parallel to and Slightly above cardboard. Then simply lower until just the tip of feather is touching, followed by lightly Pulling the base, this “opens “ the crest , then give it a hot iron and a quick steam, must be careful but he was adamant that once you “set it” it shall hold . This allows you to alter
  3. So learning the new techniques can give you an appreciation for this form of tying. Setting the wings properly can be daunting and complex ribbing can get ‘busy’ quick. Great to see u working through the challenge
  4. Great stuff ! It’s great seeing your progression. Hell I became a better tier by looking at my photos, unbelievable what we miss, or it’s just off bit, ( for me it’s the far side). Nice job Chugbug
  5. Yep your going now! Figuring out how Different materials react and THREAD Control makes job easier and fly more Dandy. A little work on your ribbing and you’ll really be styling . Let’s see some more.
  6. No hackles are intimidating, makes it sound easy but those wings can give u fits
  7. Rounding out my box with a few basic minnow patterns. Hopefully I’ll be putting them to test On Steelhead real soon
  8. Box is almost ready ! Been 4 sit down sessions. Be headed to Erie Tribs when water conditions are right
  9. Body work is very nice, and the ghost is a great fish getter
  10. This a re-activated thread but We dont fish New York until November or later, just too many anglers and Zombi fish.
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