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Everything posted by DarrellP

  1. I guess I was referring to intent. Are you copying a pattern, changing it, or trying to make an original pattern? No two flies are the same, but the "Adams" that you buy is very different than what Halladay tied. Different hook, body, tail, and wing set.
  2. I am gonna make some like this.
  3. I agree that they look great. Similar to the "Round Dinny" by Accardo. They were advertised to rock back and forth wiggling their legs, with almost no forward movement. Great for fishing pads.
  4. I really like the ones with the stacked foam disks. What are the yellow dots?
  5. I put mono weed guards on my bass poppers. I read that you can use a light mono weed guard on Bream bugs. Do any of y'all put weed guards on Bream bugs? If so, what type and what pound test?
  6. What kind of wire? I like your flies.
  7. I am enjoying your steelhead flies
  8. I find myself either tying published patterns or variants of them. How about you?
  9. Is thr "Brassie" a midge/choronomid pattern? Never knew what they represented, but I caught a good many fish of various species on them.
  10. Perhaps similar to a Greased Liner by Harry Lemire
  11. Another cheap, I mean frugal trick is to put a computer mouse pad in a VHS tape box (remember those? You can get them at jumk stores and thrift shops). Cut sits in the mouse pads and glue inside the box.
  12. Mike, For you I will tie and post a fly I am working on called the Existential Angst. It will be simple using cheap materials for the proletariate. I will post soon.
  13. Is color a wavelength or a perception? It is blue if you define color from a painter's point of view, that is as a "perception." But as a scientist, not blue? Too deep for morning coffee drinking.
  14. I have a base I bought that is much less elaborate. I may try to add a base
  15. Just got some flexible UV cure resin.
  16. Thanks for commenting. I met you when you were demonstration tying at a tying show, several years ago. You stood out as a very friendly and informative tyer. You showed me how to palmer a feather with a rotating vise. Nice to have professional and famous tyers on this site.
  17. Reminds me of a joke: A man was stopped by a game warden for shooting Seagulls on a beach. The game warden told him it was illegal to shoot Seagulls. He said"I am just trying to feed my family" Game warden asks, "what do they taste like, anyway?" Man says "Like a Spotted owl, with a little bit of a fishy taste."
  18. Thanks for this information. I sometimes tie with found feathers. I want to get some legal polar bear to see what all of the fuss is about.
  19. I read recently that most European and Asian countries are in decline. Not sure I believe that. Sorry, way off topic. I believe I am going to read the book. The NPR piece on it was good.
  20. What did Lee Wulff say? Strawberry shortcake. I think peacock herl is magical for Trout, like rubber legs are for panfish and Bass. Not sure what Steelhead flies represent, especially the intruder style. I tie some classic Steelhead flies (daughter lives in OR ), and those look like minnows from a nuclear reactor. As Geirach said, streamer fishing makes you think fish have "bad taste."
  21. Beautiful work. I like the way you attached the vise. Where did you get the base for it that sits in the rail?
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