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Posted 05 August 2004 - 07:42 AM
I still remember Paul (Troutbum) describing steaming the feathers to lay right and taking several days for his masterpieces.
You guys are awesome!!!
Posted 05 August 2004 - 10:17 AM
We had been talking about hackles (last week I think) and the throat on this fly is Burnt goose shoulder. Perfect color for this fly. Too bad that was the only goose feather dyed in that batch...
Artimus (always loved watching him and Jim do their thing) - You would be surprised at how well salmon flies hold up. Whether the wing is married, GP Tippets, Bronze Mallard, etc. It is all in how you dry them when done fishing.
Bum - I don't shoot my own. I look at them wherever I go. Some craft shops sell GP skins and of course fly shops. Some of the best ones I have came from fly shop tippets and heads (B grade at best). You have seen them, the tippets were not dried flat. The skin has curled and the feathers along with it. Well that curling feather really looks good on the hook. Just wash and dry(light blow dry).
I have also purchased several from J Shewey in the past.
I hate to sound like a commercial for John, but he does the best grading of anyone I know. Unlike others he does not sell the waste or junk feathers/necks. Expect to pay for this quality, but know that what you will receive is the best available.
By the way, my name is Del. I was fishing in Arkansas one time and this guy saw me catching fish. He said, "Hey Jim! What are you using? Got any extras?" Down there they call you Jim if'n they don't know your name. Well I told him and said that I only had three left. I gave him one and he said, "Thanks Jim-two-flies!"
In Oklahoma they call you Dodie (Dodie Chacham ifn they are formal with first and last name). Now would that just suck.... Dodie2Flies>? Good thing I was on the White River~