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by joaniebo
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Eurasian Collared Dove (Dotterel Substitute)
Replies: 22
Views: 374

Re: Eurasian Collared Dove (Dotterel Substitute)

I got these quite a few years ago from Ellis Slater, via friend living in Germany.
by joaniebo
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Permanent Marker Pens - Does anyone use them on hackle?
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Permanent Marker Pens - Does anyone use them on hackle?

I haven't had much good luck on using the markers on feathers but have used them on some threads for a color change. My biggest use is the red Prismacolor pen on hare's ear to make a reddish colored hare's ear dubbing to tie the Edmonds' & Lee's 8b March Browns!

Bob
by joaniebo
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Plover Available; Yes in the USA!
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Re: Golden Plover Available; Yes in the USA!

Ken When the recent pic was posted, I thought it looked a little smaller than those I’ve seen before so I did a Google search and saw that there was an American Golden Plover,,,, never knew that until now. I have no idea what the difference, if any, there is between the two. Heck, looks good and I d...
by joaniebo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Greenwell's & Flymph
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Greenwell's & Flymph

Ken

Those are really purdy!

Bob
by joaniebo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Plover Available; Yes in the USA!
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Re: Golden Plover Available; Yes in the USA!

Ken

I could be wrong (and probably am) but it looks like your sh\kin might be an "American Golden Plover" hen. Me thinks the AGP might be a little smaller than the European Golden Plover. Either way, nice looking bird that should provide some good hackles.

Bob
by joaniebo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

NightWatchman wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:59 pm Those look great Bob but I would never want to tie up as many as that as
they would undoubtedly keep me up all night !😳
Recently, I've decided that when I tie spiders that I'd try to do 12 - 18 of each dressing, figuring by the time I got done, the last few would look pretty decent!

Bob
by joaniebo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

After watching Rob Smith's YouTube video, I just had to tie a few of Pritt's Water Crickets. I think it's one of the prettiest flies I've ever tried to tie. Have never fished a Water Cricket, but "hopefully" will be able this year!

Bob
by joaniebo
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Old Partridge Hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Old Partridge Hooks

Just a note that the above flies were tied on the OLD Partridge-of-Redditch hooks from 20+ years ago, The newer Partridge hooks / designations can be quite different from what were made / sold a few decades back. The description from the above link shows the L2A hook as : "L2A Capt Hamilton wet...
by joaniebo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Old Partridge Hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Old Partridge Hooks

John

I ordered them about a week ago from France and received 300 more 14s and 16s today

Bob
by joaniebo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Old Partridge Hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Old Partridge Hooks

Some Golden Plover & Yellow silk spiders tied on the old Partridge size 14, L2A hooks.