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by driftless
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill
Replies: 34
Views: 4912

Re: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Nothing like a nice morning fry. It's standard fare on our visits to Ireland and can easily hold you up until tea (or Guinness time) if you are on your feet or touring somewhere. Good tea is essential. Barry's, readily available here in the States, is excellent and is our "house" tea here ...
by driftless
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)
Replies: 18
Views: 2552

Re: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)

I use a bag clip. Works fine & is cheap.
by driftless
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 34
Views: 9754

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Yes, those larger bobbins are a pain. I've found that judicious use of needle-nose pliers to re-shape the shorter bobbins works well. I've done it on a couple bobbins & use those for the YLI & Kimono silk spools.
by driftless
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 34
Views: 9754

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Thank you, Carl. Well done!!


Paul
by driftless
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk
Replies: 27
Views: 3486

Re: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk

Even Pearsall's did not stick with their "original colors". Subtle changes were made over the years. The silks available from YLI & Kimono are close enough to Pearsall's colors to not make any difference at all. Close enough is good enough in horseshoes, hand grenades ...and Pearsall's...
by driftless
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling source...
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Re: Starling source...

Mike,

I get a lot of stuff from J. Stockard.

...or if you have a bb gun, you know....

Paul
by driftless
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Color Chart
Replies: 56
Views: 19760

Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

Thanks Rob, very revealing.

Here we've been working hard attempting to "match" Pearsall's original colors & they haven't even been doing it themselves.

Close enough is good enough, even in Horseshoes & Hand Grenades … and Pearsall's colors. ;)
by driftless
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: YLI Silk thread junkie
Replies: 21
Views: 2660

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

Nice one, John. Also, Kimono Silk #367 "Teriyaki" is a good sub for Pearsall's 6B, Sherry Spinner.
by driftless
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk
Replies: 27
Views: 3486

Re: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk

Well said, Dana.
by driftless
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk
Replies: 27
Views: 3486

Re: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk

I agree. The YLI & Kimono threads are excellent & a good value for us flymphers.

-from southwestern cheeselandia,

Paul