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  2. My last image and comments keep disappearing, the reappearing, ... I see that there are three pages to this thread but I cannot visit page '3'. All of this is very unfortuante because this site used to work perfectly. Sad. Hope this will post.
  3. I thought my image was not being posted because the site seemed to stall with a 'Saving ..' button showing. I closed the webpage, cleared my History and came back in and saw that my comments and image HAD been posted. Confusing.
  4. Ok, I'm game .. Guess I was wrong. I pressed Submit Reply after using 'choose files...' to load an image and got the same'o same'o Forbidden message. Hmmmm ...
  5. Ok, I'm game .. Guess I was wrong. I pressed Submit Reply after using 'choose files...' to load an image and got the same'o same'o Forbidden message. Hmmmm ...
  6. And, for what it's worth, here is a shot of a prototype hopper with wings made from a hula skirt I bought in Hobby Lobby a few years ago. These wings were made from a strip of yellow and green straw embellished with some permanent marker. Not the best, I know. And this is the 'hula skirt' made of swiss straw or raffene material. It is thicker than the 'fly tying swiss straw' variety. I think I paid $6 for the skirt. The colors are not 'earthy' at all, but I may still find some use for them. And to be clear, my wife gave me a 'questioning' look when I came home with this. And lastly, here are the two silicone covered test feathers. I will let them dry overnight and see how they work tomorrow. I sincerely appreciate everyone's help.
  7. @niveker I forgot to note that I have completed a test feather coat using spar varnish, but the silicone method that flytire posted looks awful promising. I will try that as well. This is getting to be more fun than I would have ever imagined. I sincerely appreciate your help.
  8. @niveker Wow!! Thanks so much for the link to Jack Gartside's website. Most interesting, to say the least. It is duly bookmarked. I sincerely appreciate your help.
  9. @flytire I watch a lot of Ensiferum's video's and never came across the one you posted. Amazing!!!! Ok, pizza's on the way - again - and as I recall you do like anchovy's, right? You da'man!!!
  10. Ah, you must be a mind reader. I was wondering about that exact thing. As a woodworker, I use what used to be called 'Bloxogen' (sp?), but now I use Finish Preserve from Lee Valley. When sprayed into a bottle it lays down an heavier than aid layer of inert gas that, in effect, seals off the surface of the container product thereby preventing it from skimming over. It is a great product, but spraying into a small container should be done very carefully. Thanks again for your help.
  11. @niveker Spar Varnish!! I'm a woodworker and I just happen to have a can (or two ...) of that. I will give that a go and see how it works. I will report back when done. Thanks for that.
  12. @SilverCreek Thank you so much for your in-depth response to my query. I can concoct that once I get a can of Toluene or Toluol. I appreciate your help.
  13. I think you are absolutely correct. It's the silhouette - or what the fish sees - that really matters. Thanks.
  14. I have been searching for Dave's Flexament adhesive without luck but just found it listed as 'Rainy's Dave Flexament'. Who'da thought? Am not certain that this will work, but it's a LOT less expensive than FLEX. I cannot find this locally so will have to order it Thanks!
  15. Greetings, I am looking for an inexpensive adhesive - or method - to coat turkey feather for creating grasshopper wings. IMO, Solarez's FLEX is ridiculously overpriced. I am fully aware of other wing alternative's to using turkey feather, but I like the look of these feather's for hopper's. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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