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  1. On 11/22/2020 at 5:03 PM, SBPatt said:

    Muddled Mak’s Cormorant




    Added a little buoyancy to his neat, little fly

    hook - BVFT Dry #10
    thread - Veevus 8/0 black 
    rib - medium tinsel Holo Red
    body - peacock herl
    wing - marabou black 
    head/collar - deer hair dyed black (1 Tbs Rit Dark Brown/1 cup water, overdyed with 1 Tbs Rit Black/1 cup water)


    Nice pattern Scott, dying black deer hair turned out real good.

  2. 20 hours ago, SBPatt said:

    Thanks. I haven’t had much experience dyeing black; from what I know, it’s best to dye it dark brown or dark blue first before the black.  I bought the rump patch already dyed so I didn’t have to deal with that.


    Thanks for the info Scott.

    I tried dying buck tail with Rit dye and it came out grey with bluish overtones.

    I really like the color but not what I expected.

  3. 1 hour ago, TSMcDougald said:

    Pink Lady



    This is not in Bergman's Trout. The dry fly version was made famous by La Branche. I have not been able to find out when the fly was first tied as a wet fly or who first tied it as a wet.


    The Pink Lady was the favourite fly of the famous author George La Branche in the early 1900's. The story goes that La Branche stumbled upon the recipe more or less by accident as he bought some King of Waters, a fly with a deep red body, that lost most of their red body colour when fished and turned pink. The pattern was later tied by Rube Cross and the Dettes and many others. This is a striking fly with its pink body and double-slip mallard quill wings.

    The recipe for the Pink Lady reads:
    Wing: Double-slip mallard quill, divided
    Tail: Medium ginger
    Body: Pink floss ribbed with narrow flat gold tinsel
    Hackle: Medium ginger
    Hook: Mustad 94840 (or similar classically shaped hook) 


    Interesting History of Two Pink Ladies:  The Pink Lady a Catskill Legend  

    Two Vintage Recipes for Riparian Revelry

    (Sistas from different Mistas)



  4. 14 hours ago, Bill_729 said:


    I've had pain from my forearm to my wrist for about a week--mostly noticeable when I am "mousing" at the PC, and seems to flare up after I dump another 40# bag of pellets into the water softener.  The pic above reminded me that I own a "related" item for "tennis elbow", and so I just put it on.  So this is my long-winded way  of saying thank you for that suggestion.  If I had one of those wrist supports handy, I would put it on too.  For now, I'll focus on how much better my forearm feels so that my wrist doesn't bother me so much!  : )

    You are welcome.

    My wife and I also take a daily tablet of Glucosamine Chondroitin from Wallgreens, which has helped with whole body joint pain. 
    This worked so well we give our furry friend Sadie, the dog version (Hip & Joint) which has helped her as well.


    Product Large Image tablet



  5. I have cleaned many type tails and furs, that said it is important to remove the the fat and grease by hand.
    Any remaining fat and grease will cause the tail to smell in time.
    Dawn Dish Detergent Is by far the best for cleaning & cutting grease.
    If you can find it Dawn Oxi Is even better. Not only does it clean & cut grease, it also removes stains and leaves material with a fresh smell (sounds like a commercial right).
    For really dirty or stained material I will soak overnite in the detergent
    As a last step using a hair conditioner will make the fibers more manageable and stacking much easier.

    As CPHubert says borax will take care of bugs/eggs. I cover my material with borax instead of salt, then allow to dry and shake off after thoroughly dry.
    Borax= 20 Mule Team from Wallmart.

    Material cleaned with Hair shampoo will have a fragrance and will not hurt your material. In my opinion the fragrance is not strong enough to offend the fish.
    However Dawn is better for reasons stated.

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