A couple spey patterns

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  1. steve s

    steve s Member

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    I received some JC and BEP the other day and tied up a couple spey patterns. Is there any way to repair split nails on JC?

    Steve
     

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    Those flies are so sick. There are a couple methods to repair JC. Most involve rubbing head cement into the nail. I think ronnlucassr.com has a tutorial. http://www.ronnlucassr.com/lesson6.htm
     
  3. steve s

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    Thanks for the link MS, that should help.
     
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    Wow Steve beautiful flies!!
     
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    flytyerboy95 Future fly fishing guide

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    SHERWEET
    love um
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  6. Nick Biederman

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    Can you PM me some patterns?
     
  7. Southsound

    Southsound Steve Cole - Nisqually and Adjacent Environs

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    Sweet patterns Steve! Are you dying the materials yourself?

    Steve Cole
    Olympia
     
  8. steve s

    steve s Member

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    I haven't started dying the materials myself, yet. I just got a BEP skin and I may dye some of the feathers on that.
     
  9. Ryan Buccola

    Ryan Buccola I ain't broke but brother I am badly bent

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    great work...
     
  10. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    anyone know of a good place to get a BEP skin? hard to find...
     
  11. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Eric,

    I have no idea what a BEP skin is, but I've been sent to two locations for odd materials:
    Tim Beez sent me to FeatherCraft, excellent results.
    Cougar97 sent me to Swede's Fly Shop, excellent results.
    Your results may vary, but why not check them out if you have not done so already.
     
  12. Nick Riggs

    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    Ebay has them sometimes. But you'd be surprised at how few feathers on a skin are good usable feathers, unless it's a really old bird. Generally not worth it, IMO.
     
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    obiwankanobi Active Member

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    There is one complete BEP skin being auctioned on Ebay right now. It is certainly not a very mature bird but it will provide many sizable feathers to last you a long time. The BEP pheasant skin I purchased about two years ago was a rare find but it came at a hefty price.
     
  14. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Thanks guys! I will check out these options....
     
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    check with the fly shop in Port Angeles, I forget the name, Waters West maybe. They have a huge selection of steelhead/spey tying materials. I lucked out on mine, found a breeded that was getting rid of his stock and sold it to me for cheap.
     
  16. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Just a quick FYI-

    Got an awesome skin of 6 year old BEP from Swede's in Spokane...Thanks to Alan for taking care of me. Huge skin with a ton of great feathers. As a bonus, the tail feathers look like Rhea, and I think they will look sweet as hackles on big steelie bugs.
     
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    Right on Eric. I was super stoked when I got my skin. It's awesome to have a whole skin and be able to tie whatever you want in whatever size you want. And to be able to experiment because you have so many feathers.

    Have fun!!!
     

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