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Ronn Lucas, Sr.
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Member Since 04 Mar 2005
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In Topic: Thompson wing former, part deux

28 November 2018 - 03:27 PM

Stephen its been several years since I posted this and Ive learned that using spray fixative on the wings rather than head cement is a great improvement; the only caveat is that you have to cover the wing former base with packing tape so the solvents in the fixative dont react with the aluminum and stain the feather. To use fixative you spray the feather lightly, then place it on the tape-covered wing former, insert the comb and lock it down. After a moment or two you can remove the feather and lightly spray again. LIGHTLY! Not much needed. Youll find that this works well. Cheers, Alec

In Topic: Hook inquiry

11 March 2018 - 03:49 PM

Thanks fellas - Royce that's great info! Now I have a model number to look for: 3671. Boy aren't those nice! Thanks again!

In Topic: Hook inquiry

10 March 2018 - 07:46 PM

Thanks Ted but I'm looking for bronzed.... hope you're well;

In Topic: Loving's 3D Shad

17 February 2018 - 02:25 PM

Ok I'm a knucklehead. I do believe that the proper name of the fly is simply "shad fly" as the stamp should properly be read "8D Shad", designating the size 8 double hook, NOT 3D! My apologies for the confusion.

In Topic: Loving's 3D Shad

17 February 2018 - 11:18 AM

Guys Joe Brooks in his book "Salt Water Fly Fishing" describes Tom Loving tying a fly identical to this pattern in 1923, the exception being silver ribbing rather than white. Tom tied it for shad in the salt and Joe calls it "The beginning of salt water fly tying". That isn't accurate of course, but it is certainly an early American contribution.
Royce this is the first I've seen the 3D nomenclature, so I can't comment there... but those flies of yours are nice! Right up my alley! :)
Hey Dale I'll give you a call later today !