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  1. OK, that scinches it, I order his book tonight. I didn't know that. Here in WV, you aren't fishing usless you are fishing with his ( or some bastardized version) or his ties. I did not know that. Fran's death was a great loss. I had hoped to make it up this spring to meet him. Thanks for that info. I got some dubbing from Jan in December, can't wait to try and do it right. Thanks for all your answers. Guess water IS the main hackle gauge.
  2. Though I've been tying a few years I have to admit I tie mainly parachutes. I know most people find them harder but for some reason the traditional is much harder for me. And I'll post this elsewhere in hopes that it will be answered. I'm self taught, so I may not be tying the right to start. Anyway here's a couple of questions. One, and the one that really gets me. The Wulff is ( to me) much more heavilly hackled. How many wraps do you use on both Catskill and Wulff? Say on a size 14 fly. I'm in the East and don't tie many 12's and most are 16's. Don't know if hook size matters in relation to wraps but........................... Two. Though my hackle gauge says I'm using a size whatever hackle, the Catskills always apear to be smaller than those tied by REAL Catskill tyers. Are they like Parachutes and tied a size larger? These may seem like silly questions but I'd like to be able to do a good job of tying a few tradional. Thanks
  3. Though I've been tying a few years I have to admit I tie mainly parachutes. I know most people find them harder but for some reason the traditional is much harder for me. And I'll post this elsewhere in hopes that it will be answered. I'm self taught, so I may not be tying the right to start. Anyway here's a couple of questions. One, and the one that really gets me. The Wulff is ( to me) much more heavilly hackled. How many wraps do you use on both Catskill and Wulff? Say on a size 14 fly. I'm in the East and don't tie many 12's and most are 16's. Two. Though my hackle gauge says I'm using a size whatever hackle, the Catskills always apear to be samer than those tied by REAL Catskill tyers. Are they like Parachutes and tied a size larger? These may seem like silly questions but I'd like to be able to do a good job of tying a few tradional. Thanks
  4. Can you help me? I picked up a floss at a swap a while back. Love the color and think it is one of the best (for what I want to fish) that I've found. To help with the colors the one to the left is Orvis Olive the one to the right Danville Olive. This is a two strand with no name on it. Anyone know of a "match" to this color? Who had pinkish spools? It's not a gold, it's not olive, and it's not yellow. Maybe it's goldoliveyellow? Who knows? Thanks
  5. Iso, I'm sure you are correct. I had that thought myself. I think the thread build up on the hackle is actualy the problem. I'll try to work on that tonight. I haven't been tying much either modern or traditional of late. Time to get back at it as much as possible. Another question....If tying say a HE or MB, or some throw together like above. A fly with a dubbed body, should I leave a little "gap" or should I build up the head area before attaching the wings?
  6. Got Don's DVD and love it, all though tempered with his loss. Decided to throw something together with the scrap laying on my desk. (Don't ask , you don't want to know or see). So what am I doing wrong that my wings are so high? I really don't know where to start on this one. Forget everything like the hackle, that I'll do when I'm really tying but the wing is driving me nuts.
  7. Can't help but have a tear in my eye. My prayers are with you and yours. I'm at a loss for words.
  8. Guys, Thanks. We got the word last week that it is not malignant(sp). They said they could tell by the shape? Want to see her again in 4 months. Her knee, well it's bad, but we can live with that. Injections and rehab for a while, later surgery. Anyway that's so much for the prayers and thoughts.
  9. What sizes are they. Really cool. I need to hit the yard sales hard this summer. Too bad fly fishing wasn't be around here.
  10. I fish a lot of of #24's through 32's at least from July through Feb. . The 24's have barbs the rest don't. I don't lose many fish. The thing is I hate paying for no barb, the 28-32's I can only get through Teimco (they already cost too much)so not a problem. Wish Mustad would make their's barbless. Seems it would be cheeper! I crush them, but it sems I'll always find one on the water I missed.
  11. I love that and the HE. Both a beautiful and practical.
  12. http://www.cafepress.com/14trout
  13. My Only Baby (wife) has been very sick over the past 6 months and now may have brest cancer. Haven't been tying much and I guess worrying a lot. She told me to go tie so I though I'd try one. No seal's fur so I whipped something up. Pray for us, please. And let my know what right and wrong, my pheasant hen seems light and WOW first time I've use GP crest, that stuff really picks up the light.
  14. Thanks guys. Not nearly as sexy as a trout fin fly but they look like Brown killers. Gotta get some real seal's fur.
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