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by mickmcco
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Thread Sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 4750

Re: Thread Sizes

Danny: I know of no other company making 10/0 thread since Gudebrod stopped. The only thread I know that is both smaller and comes in a variety of colors is the Giorgio Benecchi unwaxed threads that come in size 12/0 and about 20 colors. The most complete stock I have found online is from Bob Marrio...
by mickmcco
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Vintage Rod/Reel Question
Replies: 7
Views: 3378

Re: Vintage Rod/Reel Question

You could also try here:

http://clarksclassicflyrodforum.yuku.com/

But be careful, it's addictive. I've purchased a rod and a reel from this forum in the last two weeks.
by mickmcco
Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: smallstreams
Replies: 3
Views: 2967

Re: smallstreams

Good for you, Gus. Good luck funding college. We have one back in school after a semester off who seems to be on the seven year plan. That's unfortunate, because we were hoping to have him done before his brother (six years younger) was ready to go. At this rate, they may overlap. Belt tightening ah...
by mickmcco
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: Wading guidelines in higher flows
Replies: 18
Views: 11067

Re: Wading guidelines in higher flows

For a neat small stream experience, try Cibolo Creek in Boerne. Take 46 east from downtown and turn right between the agricultural museum and the county fairgrounds. Take that road until it runs into a gate, turn right and that will take you to the parking lot of Cibolo Nature Center. The creek fish...
by mickmcco
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: smallstreams
Replies: 3
Views: 2967

Re: smallstreams

Good for you, Gus!

Hope all is well with you and yours.
by mickmcco
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: pheasant feathers
Replies: 6
Views: 6182

Re: pheasant feathers

Quality is better than anything I have found in a flyshop. Just gorgeous feathers.
by mickmcco
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What to Tie at Troutfest?
Replies: 12
Views: 6030

Re: What to Tie at Troutfest?

I would be happy to tie a Dave's Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph. It's one of my favorites. When my wife surprised me with a weekend with Dave and Emily Whitlock for me and our family for my 60th birthday, I got to choose our activities. My top request was to have Dave teach us all how to tie that fly. ...
by mickmcco
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What to Tie at Troutfest?
Replies: 12
Views: 6030

Re: What to Tie at Troutfest?

Thanks, John! I've never even met you and I'm already sure we are going to be buddies. Grrrr. I'll let you tie those salmon flies for us. BTW, Andy Snyder, one of the TU people who works with chapters, is a phenomenal Atlantic salmon fly tyer. He tells me it takes him 40-80 hours to properly do one ...
by mickmcco
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What to Tie at Troutfest?
Replies: 12
Views: 6030

Re: What to Tie at Troutfest?

Sure, I'd be happy to tie a Guadalupana. I've given some of mine away and need to replenish them anyway.
by mickmcco
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What to Tie at Troutfest?
Replies: 12
Views: 6030

Re: What to Tie at Troutfest?

Good ideas guys! My "good friend" Dale Connally said he was going to ask me to tie a Humpy, to which I replied that Humpies are flies I buy, not tie! So I'll make a list. So far most of what I see here falls in the category of things I can tie. I did tie a few size 30s at the Texoma Tie In a few wee...
by mickmcco
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What to Tie at Troutfest?
Replies: 12
Views: 6030

What to Tie at Troutfest?

I'll be attending Troutfest (Feb 19-21) and plan on setting up my tying stuff to tie some Guadalupe flies. Are there particular patterns people would like to see me tie? If so, I'll try to bring along the tools, hooks and materials needed to tie them. I can't guarantee I have the skills or materials...
by mickmcco
Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: pheasant feathers
Replies: 6
Views: 6182

Re: pheasant feathers

If you can't find a hunter with pheasant tail feathers to offer, the best place I've found for high quality feathers is a quirky place called Moscow Hide and Fur. They have some amazing stuff on their site, including excellent pheasant tail clumps. Here's the URL to that spot on their site: http://w...
by mickmcco
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Type of hooks for midges
Replies: 34
Views: 17482

Re: Type of hooks for midges

Caring for natural materials properly helps keep them from aging. I have all of mine in their original plastic bags, and then grouped by type in sealed plastic containers. It keeps the bugs out and retains the natural oils and moisture. Remember the Fly Fisherman's Curse: When you die, your wife wil...
by mickmcco
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Type of hooks for midges
Replies: 34
Views: 17482

Re: Type of hooks for midges

Yeah, I do it that way, too. It usually works just fine. Peacock herl, especially if it is old, can become very brittle. It requires careful handling. If possible, keep it bagged in plastic until you are ready to use it. That said, it's probably my favorite tying material. It has incredible iridesce...
by mickmcco
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Type of hooks for midges
Replies: 34
Views: 17482

Re: Type of hooks for midges

Partridge and Peacock TMC 3761 or equivalent 2x heavy, 1 x long nymph hook, size 14-16 Black 6/0 thread Peacock herl Gold bead Partridge shoulder feather The challenge is to protect the peacock herl so it doesn't get torn up by the trouts' teeth. You can: 1. Undercoat it with thread, then coat the ...