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WWKimba

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  1. Just asking a question. Unfortunately my camera cannot focus close enough to be useful. Here are some pictures (copied from the Fly Anglers On-line site, "Lakes and Stillwaters" feature). The first shows a Blond Stayner, and here's what the author named as the Stayner Ducktail. They are both Stayner's, just color variations of the same pattern. The Blond variation uses a variegated (or mixed) yellow/dark olive chenille with a wood duck dyed mallard feather wing and the original used only dark olive chenille with an undyed mallard feather wing (per this article). Also, there can be many other color variations just by modifying the color/color mix of the chenille and wing. I do know that color variation can be apparent due to the camera and the lighting used when the picture is taken. That was why I asked, that's all. To see the original article with the pictures - Fly Anglers OnLine, Your Complete Internet Flyfishing Resource. and just put "Stayner" in the search field. Kim
  2. As always, very nice ties. They'll be a fine addition to the swap. Thanks! Kim
  3. BOY, you are lucky I'm color blind! But I do see a little tinsel! Kim Sure, and get me in Dutch with the Global site as well!
  4. 👍👍 Swaps looking good already! Kim
  5. ANY head cement material can be used as a freebee - even if your aim is off! This is a FUN swap not a strict RULES swap! I want people to use their imagination and have some FUN! Kim BTW, when I used to teach instructors how to teach I taught - "TELL your students what you are going to tell them, TELL them, then TELL them you told them! So this is a FUN swap.
  6. Just say it was tied Catskill style. Kim
  7. Be aware that woodchuck (groundhog) skin can be very greasy, more like chicken than mammal. Looks like some fine tying material all you have to do now is turn it into fish! Kim
  8. These are "free' materials and DO NOT count a one of your materials used to tie. Feel free to include them in your pattern. I know that for you this makes this swap TOO easy! Kim
  9. Norm you are in my friend and the registration is now closed! Kim
  10. Looks like flattened wire to me.😉 Kim
  11. I agree, like you said, that is SOME KIND of soft hackle! Kim
  12. If using most threads/floss this is OK, but if using silk it keeps the water from affecting the color change that occurs when certain color silks get wet and therefore changes the pattern. Kim
  13. That's the password! You are in my friend!! Kim
  14. A roll of duct tape, a hammer and a can of WW40 walk into a bar...
  15. We have added to more fine tyers - DarrellP and psychoprince are now in. It'll be good to swap with you guys again! Kim
  16. Silk THREAD was the tradition AND it will hold up a bit better than floss with it's individual fibers. If you do use floss there is a trick to help keep it from "fuzzing out" from the fishes teeth - simply make sure that when you first lock-down the tying floss use a longer tag end then bring it up over your tied body as a shellback. Also, the biggest thing in tying the "and" type soft hackles is not whether use use thread or floss BUT that you use silk. The color of silk reacts differently in water than Uni-Stretch, rayon or other substitute and I tend to find more fish IN the water Hope this helps. Kim
  17. You are in my friend and thanks for joining in. Kim
  18. To Woodenlegs, vicrider, fishingbobnelson, niveker and John1986 thanks for joining the swap. One more and this swap is officially a go. Kim
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