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Forum: New Member Introductions   12-16-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Alchemist
Where are you located?

If you are in the Pacific Northwest there is a guild dedicated to tying the classics you might be interested in.

Mark
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-05-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By Alchemist
Confidence Fly

If I understand your post you are looking to tie a size 4 or size 6 spey fly that you would feel confident in swinging. Are you fishing for salmon or steelhead? Is the river that you are targeting...
Forum: Destinations   11-21-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By Alchemist
Read the regulations!

Weighted flies are legal in the fly water from October 1 to July 1 each year. So, the tube flies don't have to stay in the car.

If you are looking to catch fish, the South Umpqua has the...
Forum: General   10-30-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,114
Posted By Alchemist
We always swap who goes first

I fish with my cousin on the same river ever year, at the same time of year. We always trade off on who goes first and never vary even if one guy has had all the luck. That rule has kept us with...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   10-17-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By Alchemist
Lovely flies!!

Send those flies my way and I guarantee that they will not be fishless on the winter run on the Olympic Peninsula this March and April!

Mark
Forum: Spey Classifieds   10-02-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Alchemist
Thanks

Felt with studs is the only way to not slip and fall on the rivers I fish. Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Spey Classifieds   10-01-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Alchemist
Talking Want to Buy Old Simms G4 "moon" boots size 14

I know this is a long shot, but I am interested in buying the older G4 boots, felt in Size 14. If you have a pair stored away for the dreaded felt ban that never came, I would like to take them off...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   09-13-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Alchemist
Thanks for all the replies!!

I may stick with cellaire or hard as hull. These products have served me well other than the amount of time it takes to apply. I have a week of fishing coming up this fall. I'll pick a UV product,...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   09-09-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Alchemist
Question Questions to those who use UV head cement

I am thinking of taking the dive and using some form a UV catalyzed head cement on my fishing flies. Questions:

1. What brand of UV catalyzed head cement do you recommend?
2. How does it hold...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   09-03-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Alchemist
Talking Name of the fly

I love the fly and would put it on the end of the line and fish it with confidence. Nice tie!

However, the name needs work. IMHO the name "mini intruder" is an oxymoron. Intruders are meant to...
Forum: Destinations   08-02-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Alchemist
Wogs

I have a bunch of wogs tied up. Need to tie up some clousers before I go. Thanks for the tips!
Forum: Destinations   07-31-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Alchemist
Question Tsiu River recommendations

I am heading to the Tsiu River starting August 11th. Any pointers on flys to bring, gear, etc., would be appreciated. Fishing for silvers at Deirick's Lodge. I've done a search on this board and...
Forum: Rods   07-09-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Alchemist
Thanks everyone!

I am going to take an 8 weight and leave the 7 weight TCX at home! Though I intend to kill a few salmon to take home, the majority will be released. Get them in and released quickly was the selling...
Forum: Rods   07-05-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Alchemist
Question Sage 7119 TCX questions

I will be fly fishing this fall in Alaska for silver salmon. The lodge says that the salmon average 10 - 12 pounds with fish to 15 pounds possible. Do you think this rod can handle these fish or...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   06-24-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Alchemist
For the extreme case

Try soaking the gut in water that has a few drops of lanolin in it. That can make the gut more pliable and repair some of the cracking.

Mark
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   06-14-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Alchemist
Nice!

I like how your wing shape and size compliments and mirrors the gape of the hook.
Forum: Spey Classifieds   06-04-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Alchemist
Talking WTB - White Guinea Fowl Skin(s)

I am looking for a white guinea fowl skin - not the white spotted feathers that you typically see. These feathers would be all white. A rare material request, but the depth of knowledge and...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   04-01-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By Alchemist
Longer fiber for wings

African Crown Crane feathers are hard to find, but look like cinnamon turkey and have exceptional fiber length (4 - 5 inches is not uncommon).

Various species of stork and bustard also have real...
Forum: General   01-21-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By Alchemist
Try a different approach

My fishing partner had fished a particular hole for over 20 years, and had never touched a fish in that hole when he fished it with a friend of his. When I started fishing with him, he gave me that...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-27-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Alchemist
Some pointers

First of all, I would like to say that I would be proud to put that fly on my line and fish it! You definitely have some skills.

Materials are more than half the battle in tying a classic. I...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-21-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By Alchemist
Check your casting

If you look at the last picture the point of the hook is blunted. Both hooks look troubled. I think that you may be ticking rocks on your back cast somehow. I would take a file to the hook that...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   10-29-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By Alchemist
Question Orange material

What is the orange material on the back half of the fly? It looks like you wound it with the tinsel. A very nice touch that gives an unusual effect.

Mark
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   09-24-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,848
Posted By Alchemist
Shewey's "Fly Fishing for Summer Steelhead"

If you don't have a copy of Shewey's "Fly Fishing for Summer Steelhead", get it. It list some productive patterns and talks about having confidence in your fly. It's a quick read, and there are...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   08-31-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Alchemist
Tail?

I think that you need to add that the tail is GP crest dyed red and a small orange weaver feather for a tail veil.

Mark
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   08-31-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Alchemist
Largartun

Lagartun sells direct over the internet. Best quality metal tinsel. Send an email to [email protected] for their latest price sheet.

Mark
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