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by wsbailey
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph (tutorial / sbs)
Replies: 41
Views: 15640

Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph (tutorial / sbs)

If you look at the picture of the flea; it will give you an idea what color matches the nylon portion of 477 yarn.

http://thisisversaillesmadame.blogspot. ... olour.html
by wsbailey
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph (tutorial / sbs)
Replies: 41
Views: 15640

Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph (tutorial / sbs)

I looked at some original 477 yarn under a microscope. The 85% wool is so pale it might be undyed. The 15% nylon is sort of a light, brownish red. My color reference book describes it as raspberry. The nylon fibers are so thin that it's difficult to describe exactly what the color is. An idea to try...
by wsbailey
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Scissor Recommedations

For a really close cuts it’s hard to beat a scalpel. A handle and a box of disposable blades is relatively cheap. I also have a small, plastic container for safe blade disposal.
by wsbailey
Mon May 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Fly Tying Tools

I recently bought some Tenkara hooks. The shape reminded me of the English bait hook which Gary Borger used for his Fur Caddis Larva fly. It occurred to me that Tenkara rods are similar to the loop rod. I wonder if the Japanese were influenced by British fishermen.
by wsbailey
Sat May 11, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gartside's Sparrow
Replies: 22
Views: 623

Re: Gartside's Sparrow

The link I posted has Jack’s description of the Sparrow.
by wsbailey
Fri May 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gartside's Sparrow
Replies: 22
Views: 623

Re: Gartside's Sparrow

I met Jack a time or two. He was as practical as he was creative.

https://www.jackgartside.com/art_pheasant_feathers.htm
by wsbailey
Wed May 08, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Fly Tying Tools

I don't know if there is a definite answer but there is this: https://books.google.com/books?id=BvxIAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=ogden+on+fly+tying&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxoaLPhoziAhVQA6wKHTNjD8kQuwUIKDAA#v=onepage&q=vice&f=false The jeweler's or clock maker's hand vise has been around a lot long...
by wsbailey
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Skinning and preserving an upland bird skin
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Skinning and preserving an upland bird skin

I like using one of these for scraping thin skins like with birds or rabbits.

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http://www.dexterrussellcutlery.com/dex ... 0-s2592sc/