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Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 05-06-2007, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Igor
Bump. Is there is SysOp or Moderator on this...

Bump.

Is there is SysOp or Moderator on this Board that can answer my question?

Igor
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 05-03-2007, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Igor
Difficulty in uploading - Help!

Hey Ya'll

In trying to upload an image I'm getting the following from the 'upload management' dialogue box - despite my .JPEG meeting the specified requirements.

Warning: fopen(): SAFE MODE...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-21-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By Igor
Markus, I'm glad you found a head cement...

Markus,

I'm glad you found a head cement you're comfortable working with.

One of the problems I first encountered when working with Cellire was 'puckering' or 'pruning'. It's a 'wrinkling' of...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-09-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By Igor
Charlie, One of the very first books I got...

Charlie,

One of the very first books I got on tying Steelhead flies was "Steelhead Fly Tying Manual" by Light and Humphries (sp). It's an older book, the photography and 'step-by-steps' are quite...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-03-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By Igor
Hey, don't get me wrong - I love a small perfect...

Hey, don't get me wrong - I love a small perfect head on most of my flies and strive for such! Although, I'm not as anal about it as I used to be. *g*

To me, the hallmark of a well-dressed fly...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-03-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By Igor
Markus, I think the key to a glossy smooth...

Markus,

I think the key to a glossy smooth head isn't dependant so much on the head cement and number of coats you use - but rather in the head you actually 'construct 'before you apply the...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-29-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,568
Posted By Igor
speydoc, I suppose it's just a matter of...

speydoc,

I suppose it's just a matter of semantics.

I think, because of the long flowing marabou fibers, it has more Spey-like characteristics.

Igor
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-15-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By Igor
Charlie, If you have an interest in tying...

Charlie,

If you have an interest in tying the 'Signal Light' on a tube, check out the Winter 2006 edition of "Northwest Flyfishing".

Igor
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-30-2006, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By Igor
Beautiful dressing, Charlie! On an aside; ...

Beautiful dressing, Charlie!

On an aside; Isn't that a Claret fly - you know, with Claret not being an especially popular or successful Steelhead color in the PNW?

:D

Igor
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-24-2006, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,568
Posted By Igor
speydoc, How interesting. I'm fairly...

speydoc,

How interesting.

I'm fairly well-read in the history and development of many PNW Marabou steelhead and salmon patterns and a pretty fair hand at tying them. I've even had some...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-23-2006, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,568
Posted By Igor
flytyer, What is this marabou 'spider style'...

flytyer,

What is this marabou 'spider style' you're constantly referring to?

Igor
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-04-2006, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By Igor
"...claret is hardly ever used for PNW...

"...claret is hardly ever used for PNW steelhead."

Beg to differ.

The 'Patricia' immediately comes to mind when referring to claret-colored steelhead flies - very effective, very popular, and...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 09-10-2006, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By Igor
"..was inspired by George's father Ken (who...

"..was inspired by George's father Ken (who didn't tie flies despite the misconception that many have that he did)..."

Beg to differ.

Although son George and daughter Mary produced many of his...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 05-18-2006, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By Igor
Another lovely dressing, Charlie - and very true...

Another lovely dressing, Charlie - and very true to the spirit of the original.

Igor
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 05-04-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Igor
Another gorgeous dressing, Charlie. Pink...

Another gorgeous dressing, Charlie.

Pink floss would also work in the Northwest.

Igor
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 04-11-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By Igor
Lovely tie, Charlie! How do I say this...

Lovely tie, Charlie!

How do I say this delicately, though?

Chenille in the Rx? It's,...it's,...er,...it's BLASPHEMY!!

Alec has a pathological hatred of chenille. *g*

Igor
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 04-07-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By Igor
Without digressing into a history lesson or...

Without digressing into a history lesson or name-dropping, the only thing that the Signal Light and the Undertaker have in common is the split-colored butt/tag IMO.

That being said, you've dressed...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 04-05-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By Igor
Well done, Charlie,...bloody well done. Some...

Well done, Charlie,...bloody well done.

Some people may opine that Glasso's flies are "fairly easy to to tie", but it takes an extremely gifted tyer to dress any Glasso Spey with the same soul,...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 04-03-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By Igor
Perhaps FT could show us examples of both...

Perhaps FT could show us examples of both McNeese's and Shewey's variants of the Purple Matuka.

On an aside; The single example of McNeese's (Purple Polar Bear) 'Matuka' I've seen looks to my eye...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 04-01-2006, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By Igor
Fantastic dressing, Charlie! It's rather...

Fantastic dressing, Charlie!

It's rather challenging (to say the least) to bind the wings down properly and still maintain neat, even wraps of the tisnsel - and you've done your usual impecable...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 03-22-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By Igor
Charlie, Another beautiful dressing. ...

Charlie,

Another beautiful dressing.

FT,

Have you ever considered going after Ron Fairly's job? *g*

Igor
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 03-18-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By Igor
Hey Charlie, Beautiful dressing - don't...

Hey Charlie,

Beautiful dressing - don't change a thing.

Igor
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-26-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By Igor
Pantagonian, Charlie's recipe is dead-bang...

Pantagonian,

Charlie's recipe is dead-bang on.

If you have access to it, a copy of Dick Stewart & Farrow Allen's "Flies for Steelhead" will yield the original Rx and a good photograph.

Igor
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-12-2006, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,545
Posted By Igor
"...but classy and elegant. You are pushing it. "...

"...but classy and elegant. You are pushing it. "

With all due respect, I don't think I'm 'pushing it' at all. There are any number of very talented tyers who can take an otherwise ordinary...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-11-2006, 05:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,545
Posted By Igor
"...working steelhead flies that bridge old and...

"...working steelhead flies that bridge old and new, simple yet elegant, classy yet fairly inexpensive, without resorting to marabou..."

I think some of the simplest, most elegant, classy, and...
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