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by Old Hat
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New Flymph Hook
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: New Flymph Hook

joaniebo wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:47 am Have you ever tried these? From (http://www.troutandsalmonhooks.com/shop/ )
I have tried the R50U and the new Partridge, both are a little short in the shank length for me. Still fine hooks for this purpose but I'm just looking for what I prefer.
by Old Hat
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New Flymph Hook
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: New Flymph Hook

Carl - When you “tweak” the hook, are you clamping the eye in the jaws of the vise and pressing the hook? It looks like your including a small fraction of the hook shank too. Neat way to adjust the proportions of the shank. Great tip. 👍 yes, I place the hook eye in the vise jaws and push the shank....
by Old Hat
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: New Flymph Hook
Replies: 8
Views: 332

New Flymph Hook

Not really new but makes a very nice flymph base. I have been experimenting with some different contemporary hooks that would make for good foundational Flymph hooks. I use both heavy and standard or light wire hooks. I generally use softer or gamebird hackle on my flymphs tied on heavier hooks. I p...
by Old Hat
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax
Replies: 11
Views: 642

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: 642

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: 319

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: 319

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: 319

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: 642

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: 642

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. ...