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by wsbailey
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax
Replies: 11
Views: 638

Re: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax

Leisenring’s recipe for wax called for the palest, hardest rosin. Darker grades of rosin are softer. The Thompson wax looks like a softer grade of rosin was used.
by wsbailey
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: 477
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: 477

Your persistence sure paid off! This card was in among a group of Chadwick’s wool yarns. I saw it in the picture; it wasn’t mentioned in the listing.

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by wsbailey
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Hans Weilenmann's Fly Patterns
Replies: 6
Views: 3364

Re: Hans Weilenmann's Fly Patterns

Someone asked Hans about this three weeks ago on his IG account. His reply ignored the question.
by wsbailey
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Heritage Tying
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Heritage Tying

I’m sure this bobbin holder is vintage.
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by wsbailey
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Red Headed Yellow Kebari
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Red Headed Yellow Kebari

Looking (seeing) good! I make the cord for those hooks. I’ll send you some, if you like.



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by wsbailey
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Purple Henthorn Spider
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Purple Henthorn Spider

The fly was originally created by Harold Howorth. He wanted a more durable version of the snipe and purple. Howorth was not the type to seek publicity. It was Donald C Townsend who wrote “Fly Tying with Harold Howorth”. It’s a book worth having though his modifications are not strictly in the north ...
by wsbailey
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Leisenring’s Wax and Keene’s Varnish
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Leisenring’s Wax and Keene’s Varnish

In college we mixed together whatever booze people brought to the party and called the result hairy buffalo.
by wsbailey
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Leisenring’s Wax and Keene’s Varnish
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Leisenring’s Wax and Keene’s Varnish

In his book “The Art of the Wet Fly”, Leisenring gives a wax formula for which he credits J. Harrington Keene. The same recipe can be found in “Ogden on Fly Tying”. The odd thing is that either there is a typo or Leisenring changed the formula. Not only did he double the amounts (he must have had ma...
by wsbailey
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Button Hole Sub (S-Lon Bead Cord)
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Button Hole Sub (S-Lon Bead Cord)

Ray, interesting find! I know you’ll tie some great flies with it. I looked up the material up and see that it is bonded nylon.

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