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by driftless
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?
Replies: 39
Views: 4945

Re: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?

# 370 Teriyaki. Yes, that's it!! I got mine from Superior Threads, a 220 yard spool, forgot what I paid.

John, Phil has already dumped a bunch of wire on me. I don't want to be pushy :lol:
by driftless
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?
Replies: 39
Views: 4945

Re: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?

I've followed this search for Sherry Spinner silk with interest, as I, too, have done some searching for the elusive item. Another forum member at one time suggested looking at Kimono Silk Thread as an option to the dwindling supplies of Pearsall's. So, after doing lots of careful comparison I've fo...
by driftless
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: 10 Years of Davie McPhail on Youtube
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: 10 Years of Davie McPhail on Youtube

Thanks a lot for posting the link to the Davie videos. He really makes it look easy, doesn't he? I like the Davie's Spider and I'm planning to tie a bunch of those in a few sizes. I think they will work well here in the ditches & runoffs of Wisconsin for our paltry spotted dace, suckers & bu...
by driftless
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Golden Buffalo Flymph
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Golden Buffalo Flymph

Killer, Mr.Roadkill. Just killer.
by driftless
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Fox Squirrel dubbing
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: Fox Squirrel dubbing

John, that's a nice, clean squirrel skin. Have fun with that one!! So far, here in Southwest Wisconsin, we are topping out over 15" of snow. Most of this arrived in 2-4 inch incremenst and subsequently melted. A long time ago, I live in Syracuse & then Rochester. The snowfalls were, indeed,...
by driftless
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Color Chart
Replies: 56
Views: 19760

Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

I've been searching for silks to substitute Pearsall's colors, too.

One I've found that is a VERY close sub for 6B Sherry Spinner is Kimono Silk thread #370 Teriyaki.

Take a look at it on line & see what you think.

Paul
by driftless
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?
Replies: 39
Views: 4945

Re: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?

I wrap the guides on my bamboo rods with Classic Chestnut & I think that is the color you posted. IIRC the Sherry Spinner is slightly darker in color. It's difficult to tell them apart without having the spools in hand. Wish it was the Sherry Spinner. THAT would be a nice find.
by driftless
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute
Replies: 21
Views: 3156

Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Re: Silk sizes. A couple of rod makers tested Pearsall's Gossamer, YLI 100 & others. In a 1/2 inch wrapping, Pearsall's Gossamer did it in 108 turns, YLI 100 in 103 turns. The YLI is ever so slightly thicker than the Pearsall's Gossamer. Pearsall's Naples is 87 wraps for the half inch, so it's m...
by driftless
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Stripping barbules from a partridge feather
Replies: 8
Views: 1784

Re: Stripping barbules from a partridge feather

I tried it, too. Worked like a charm!!

Thank you!!