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MartinlfJuly 11th, 2008, 12:22 pm
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Palmyra PA

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John Dunn,

You were right: Rit Tan is not what I used before. A hot session with the dye baths today showed me that Rit #34, Taupe, is the color on the original Hairy Honeybug. I'm posting this up for Jeff and any others with an interest. Not that the fish would care. Or would they?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
JADJuly 11th, 2008, 4:40 pm
Alexandria Pa

Posts: 362


I'm going to show my wife this post:)

Any how I wish their was another way , with all my sophisticated high tech tying methods, I still catch them with junk on a hook. But I was the only one jawing about the Cicadas and complaining about fishing being to easy-------by the way can I take those words back.

John

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cockís wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
MartinlfJuly 11th, 2008, 7:31 pm
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Palmyra PA

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John,

Those J browns are already planning THEIR revenge.



"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
LittleJJuly 11th, 2008, 8:20 pm
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
thanks louis, i'll give it a try.....for the record i dyed up a batch of tan this spring and it worked great.
jeff
MartinlfJuly 12th, 2008, 9:15 am
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Palmyra PA

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Many thanks, Jeff. I suspected as much when I saw how the tan turned out; I'll try the tan as well for a bit of variety.

Then fuschia. Next teal. Ah, the possibilities.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Shawnny3July 13th, 2008, 7:11 am
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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All right, guys, I hate to be the one to spoil all the bait-fishing fun, but do we really need ANOTHER thread on this "fly"? Have you gentlemen no shame?

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
LittleJJuly 13th, 2008, 7:27 am
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
no shame at all:) In fact i'm considering staring a new club.... Ugly Flies Unlimited and I would love to make you an honorary member, consider your sticker and membership packet in the mail.
jeff
JADJuly 13th, 2008, 6:25 pm
Alexandria Pa

Posts: 362


Hi guys
Not to be conceded, I tie a pretty ugly fly with out really trying. I think I would make a perfect member.

John

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cockís wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
Shawnny3July 14th, 2008, 5:36 am
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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I'm flattered and honored, Jeff. I look forward to proudly displaying my UFU bumper sticker.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
MartinlfDecember 22nd, 2008, 7:52 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 3075
And a follow up, JK, to correct a color mistake in the hairy honeybug thread. Not that it matters.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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