Spey Pages - Conversation Between fshnazn and GreenSpot_Jerry
Conversation Between fshnazn and GreenSpot_Jerry
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  1. fshnazn
    10-17-2015 07:50 AM - permalink
    I'm not an expert on Dingleys, Jerry. I know I like them and I know that often there are matching D's and #'s stamped on the parts. I think Dutch is a good source for them (even though there seems to be some drama on that thread). It seems as if that particular winch has sold and I hope you got it. I can tell you that I bought a Farlow Perfect off of James Reid for the same price as that Dingley, and I wouldn't hesitate to buy that Dingley if I had the coin. The only question I have about it is the silver (?) reel foot...I'm used to seeing brass on these older reels. Either way it's for fishing and it looks good on cane.

    If you didn't get that Dingley, for sure the Farlex is a good reel. A contemporary classic reel for a contemporary classic cane rod. You'll be happy.

    So rad to hear about fishing the Greaseliners...I should have mentioned for you to tie up some Thompson River Caddis in October caddis colors.

    Fish well brother and follow it up with a report!
  2. GreenSpot_Jerry
    10-16-2015 10:46 AM - permalink
    Thanks Adrian. My brother and I are just stringing up. I agree with you on the the fact that "good vintage" trumps "modern good". I also think that this Dingley would balance one of James' rods better too. Should I be concerned that the reel is not stamped with a "D" or a Dingley name plate? Thanks again for the info. Sorry that we didn't connect on the Deschutes; next time. Oh yeah, wanted to tell you that I plan on only using a Greaseliner for the next 5 days-crazy I know��
  3. fshnazn
    10-16-2015 10:22 AM - permalink
    Shoot. Just saw this message Jeremiah. Hope you get this in time, but while the Farlex is nice...the Dingley is never gonna be made again. Great price for that Dingley in that kind of shape - I saw it and wanted it. For me, "good vintage" always trumps "modern good".

    Wish you the best on the D!

  4. GreenSpot_Jerry
    10-15-2015 03:03 AM - permalink

    Real quick. I am currently getting packed to leave for the Deschutes tomorrow and will be out east on that gem of a river for 5 days. I saw these two reels posted today/tonight on the Spey Pages Misc. classified section:



    I am first in line on the Farlex 3 3/4 reel. I spoke with Tim today via email. He recommended one of his 4 Inch Raised Pillar S-Handle reels for balancing my future Reid bamboo winter 7/8 spey rod. But this Farlex reel is very handsome. The Dingley just posted tonight and it looks amazing, but in your opinion is it too good to be true that both of these would post in the same day. Having a hard time deciding which one to pull the trigger on. Any thoughts or advice that you could offer would be greatly appreciated right now brother. Thanks again.
  5. fshnazn
    07-05-2015 04:17 AM - permalink
    Good question, Jeremiah. Off the top of my head that are used in many patterns: Golden Pheasant tail, golden pheasant crests, dyed red turkey, dyed blue turkey, dyed yellowturkey, kori bustard (this feather is found in many patterns, and is great wing material but tough to come by), bronze mallard, blue and yellow macaw tail, yellow silk, medium oval silver tinsel, flat silver tinsel, teal for sides(AO has some relly nice widgeon that subs well), jungle cock, black ostrich herl....

    that's the short list of standards...dont forget your hackles - mostly black, blue, claret...ha, I dont think it ever ends

    Also if youve never talked to Aaron, do your tying a favor and just ask him for material advice...super knowledgeble.
  6. GreenSpot_Jerry
    07-04-2015 06:50 PM - permalink
    Sounds good Adrian. Quick question. I have a ton of fly tying materials (seal dubbing, teal, bronze mallard, vintage metal tinsel and Lagartun, peacock primaries, etc.). However, I was wondering if you could maybe list what you would consider the top 12 or 15 materials that provide the widest coverage for Atlantic full dress style flees like you tie in hand. I have some limited funds and might place an order with Aaron at AO feathers again, but I want to purchase materials that provide the biggest bang for their buck by being interchangeable across multiple patterns. Thanks for any information. See you next Friday.

  7. fshnazn
    07-03-2015 02:03 PM - permalink
    Let's pencil in about 3pm (I work graveyard the night before so I plan to snooze a wee bit before meeting up) Bring some of your materials for sure, if it aint too breezy, we can tie on the patio overlooking the Falls.

    Mobile for me is 503 438 0490

  8. GreenSpot_Jerry
    07-02-2015 02:45 AM - permalink

    I am available to meet up next Friday for sure. Can't wait. What time works best for you to meet at the Highland Stillhouse? I am off that day so really any time works for me. Should I bring some of my own materials and tools and we can just chat, have a pint, and maybe tie some flees up?

    My cell number is 971-563-3658
    I will be wearing some type of Patagonia brand hat, and I wear glasses and have a big beard. See you next Friday.

  9. fshnazn
    06-30-2015 10:12 AM - permalink
    Absolutely cool with me, Jerry. If you're up for it, let's do it. Highland Stillhouse in the late afternoon or early evening still work for you?

  10. GreenSpot_Jerry
    06-29-2015 03:57 AM - permalink
    Good evening Adrian,

    Not sure if my previous message went out or not. Are you still available to meet next Friday, July 10 for a tying session in hand and a pint or two?

    Jeremiah Bawden
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