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by Old Hat
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax

Nope nothing. I had a tuna sandwich. Placed the the tin of wax in the tuna can and floated it in a pot of water which I brought to a very low boil. I used a toothpick to stir it some as it melted.
by Old Hat
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax

Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:28 pm Carl, Here's a couple of newer models with the ceramic tubes. Might be blurry, didn't use a tripod.
Thanks Ron for the lead. It was confirmed the bobbin holder is a first edition Norvise bobbin holder.
by Old Hat
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Heritage Tying
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Heritage Tying

Very nicely done Carl. To be heritage the equipment need not be old but to have been in use 1969 or earlier. Chase bobbins are readily available and work quite well. .Pearsalls is perfect made from 1890 to about 2012! Tom Whew, means I’m barely heritage since I was born in ‘69 Thanks Tom. Just usin...
by Old Hat
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Heritage Tying
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Heritage Tying

Very nicely done Carl. To be heritage the equipment need not be old but to have been in use 1969 or earlier. Chase bobbins are readily available and work quite well. .Pearsalls is perfect made from 1890 to about 2012! Tom Thanks Tom. Just using what I had. I’ve been enjoying the FB Heritage group e...
by Old Hat
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Heritage Tying
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Heritage Tying

OH, you could have use a clothes pin as your thread weight as that's how i learned as a kid. Just had a brain activity (opposite of a fart) thought and wondered if hungarian partridge was being used at all for hackle back in the 50's-60's. I tied back then on the east coast and all I remember then ...
by Old Hat
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax

Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:27 am Bobbin holder looks like an early Nor-Bobbin from Nor-Vise. Looks exactly like my newer ones, without the clutch assembly, The newer ones also have a longer, ceramic tube.

Nice finds.
Interesting. It does look like it might fit the spools.
by Old Hat
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax

Going through old stuff. Going through some old vises I have. In one of the boxes was this wax and bobbin holder. The wax was hard as a rock. I've had it probably 20+ years and never used it. Figured it was bad. Looks like it was for waxing large quantities of thread by the instructions on the tin. ...
by Old Hat
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Heritage Tying
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Heritage Tying

Spent part of the day tying old school. Started out making dubbing ropes Leisenring style on my knee. It is a pretty quick process once you get it down. There is like 3-4 pages devoted to it in ATWF with very descriptive details. I pulled out a remnant vise from my collection of Thompson vises, a Sp...
by Old Hat
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: $3 Dip
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: $3 Dip

You can see my version in the Shop. Just skip down towards the bottom.

https://www.oldhatflytying.com/fly-shop.html
by Old Hat
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: $3 Dip
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: $3 Dip

Thanks Carl, now you have me combing some AL's Rug Yarn to make some more! ;) :lol: I never bought Lee's book on tying with poly but watched him tie several times. What size 16's &18's? I will make some for Ron as well, I hope to be over there next week. Bill you are just in time for things to ...