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  • Reply to: Russian Wasp   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Shane,

    You can use a variety of foam types, as long as they are closed cell and will float. I have used inexpensive craft foam, which is widely available and inexpensive.

    Rainy's Flies has a ton of different special foam products for fly tyers, also sheets:
    http://www.rainysflies.com/foam-products/cross-link-sheet-foam

    They also have a ton of pre-shaped foam products, which might be useful:
    http://www.rainysflies.com/foam-products

    You can glue the foam with good, old fashioned contact cement - also cheap and easy to find. Thin layers on both surfaces, let dry, press together is the method. Super glue can also be used.

    For the wasp bodies you make a stack of yellow and black from about 1mm foam, let it dry and then punch out cylinders with a small metal tube, maybe filed to have a sharp cutting edge in one end. Simply punch the tube through the foam with a hammer over a wooden board.

    You can also opt for finished bodies like these:
    https://www.lurecraft.com/Bee_Wasp-Foam-Bodies-1_4/productinfo/13X1203/

    Martin

  • Reply to: Russian Wasp   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Can you please let me know what size foam and where you got it from? also, what type of glue are you using to hold the foam together please.

  • Reply to: Cutcliffe’s Wet Fly Formula   2 weeks 2 days ago

    I love this type of flies, specifically this pattern I did not know, so it will surely be part of my fishing box next season. Thank you very much for sharing. A hug from Patagonia Argentina

    Me encantan este tipo de moscas, específicamente este patrón no lo conocía, así que seguramente será parte de mí caja de pesca en la próxima temporada. Muchas gracias por compartir. Un abrazo desde la Patagonia Argentina

  • Reply to: GFF Survived!   1 month 2 days ago

    Hi Martin
    Sorry to hear about you having Covid19 but I'm glad that you are on the road to recovery. My daily fix of GGF is always such a mix of recent and archived articles that I don't think I really noticed a reduction in new articles lately. Anyways, thanks as always for your wonderful work and all the best for a full and speedy recovery.

  • Reply to: GFF Survived!   1 month 2 days ago

    Good hear that you are on the mend Martin. Stay positive!
    John

  • Reply to: GFF Survived!   1 month 3 days ago

    Good to hear that you're back at it Martin. GFF is such a big part of my online reading and you've done an absolute great job at it over the years. Here's to your good health!

  • Reply to: GFF Survived!   1 month 3 days ago

    Martin,
    So glad to hear you are recovering! I am sure that I am just one among many who appreciate what you have created here and painstakingly maintained over the years. Thank you, and hope you are back to full strength soon, friend!
    JK

  • Reply to: Mullet   2 months 2 weeks ago

    Jeff,

    That's a nice looking little baitfish. That would be able to catch a lot of different species.

    Martin

  • Reply to: Pink Floyd   2 months 4 weeks ago

    This is a very effective pattern for landlocked salmon. It’s origin is from the Moosehead Lake Region here in Maine I believe. I’ve used it with great success in many areas of Maine. Beautiful tie.

  • Reply to: Spring Time Chub   3 months 1 week ago
    wow

    Wow, that was a very nice video to watch. I love chasing chub with dry flies and this is a great example of the amount of fun you can have doing so. Thanks for sharing this video! Can you share which river this is? Or is that a secret?

  • Reply to: Copyright policy   3 months 2 weeks ago

    Patty,

    You are welcome to use the images as inspiration for your paintings. I see no problems in that as long as you don't blatantly copy the photos onto paintings and start selling them. Most of the flies are tied from generally available pattern descriptions anyway.

    If you would share some on the finished pictures, it would be great!

    Martin

  • Reply to: Copyright policy   3 months 2 weeks ago

    The flies are amazingly beautiful and I would love to paint some of them if I can get permission to do so. It would be greatly appreciated.

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