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by spiny norman
Wed May 16, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: "Sterilizing" wild feathers
Replies: 3
Views: 7227

You can also hold them over a very smoky fire for a while. Be careful not to burn them.
(I'm assuming you are trying to kill off the feather mites.)
by spiny norman
Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Mail Order Tying Materials?
Replies: 11
Views: 12415

UPDATE. Just recieved my first order from Angler's Vice. Very impressive. Ordered about 15 items, all arrived packed well with nothing on backorder. They also combined two orders to save me on the shipping. :D My only beef was that they packed a couple of small items in the same packing material as ...
by spiny norman
Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Mail Order Tying Materials?
Replies: 11
Views: 12415

I was surfing around and came across "angler'svice.com", Anyone ever try them?
by spiny norman
Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Mail Order Tying Materials?
Replies: 11
Views: 12415

Hook and Hackle is good on selection but can be bad about back orders and communication. If you aren't in a hurry they are ok but if it's something you need to prepare for a trip, I would consider another outfit.
by spiny norman
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Whip Finishing?
Replies: 13
Views: 12751

I never could get the hang of a whip finisher. I think it's because I'm a southpaw and all of the instructions are for righties. (That and I hate have one more tool out cluttering up the bench.) I whip finish by hand everything larger then a size 20 with the exception of some smaller dries.
by spiny norman
Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Ever have one of those days?
Replies: 10
Views: 10695

Well, me thinks I figured it out. It has been so long since I did any real tying of trout flies, that my feathers have dried out. At first I thought I was cinching the thread down too tight etc but the truth is that these fibers are just plain brittle. :roll: Anyone know if I can rehydrate em or am...
by spiny norman
Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Ever have one of those days?
Replies: 10
Views: 10695

Well, me thinks I figured it out. It has been so long since I did any real tying of trout flies, that my feathers have dried out. At first I thought I was cinching the thread down too tight etc but the truth is that these fibers are just plain brittle. :roll: Anyone know if I can rehydrate em or am ...
by spiny norman
Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Ever have one of those days?
Replies: 10
Views: 10695

Ron Mc wrote:I was on the San Juan with a couple of our more colorful alumni from around here.
By Coleman lantern-light, they were cranking out a size 24 midge every 3 minutes. I just kept pouring the scotch and held out my midge box...

:lol: Brilliant off stream strategy!
by spiny norman
Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Ever have one of those days?
Replies: 10
Views: 10695

Ever have one of those days?

When your fingers just wont do what your mind tells em to do? For the life of me I was compleatly unable to tie a pheasant tail nymph last night. Understand I've tied dozens of em before and been tying in general for 16 years. After the third try I just threw in the towel, grabbed a beer, worked on ...
by spiny norman
Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: big fish fly
Replies: 24
Views: 24546

I can attest to the effectivness of the Cat's whisker pattern. Works great in a lot of warmwater situations and has replaced the clauser minnow as my go-to prospecting fly.
Ron, how does the whistler work in still water? All that marabou should make it a killer.