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by wsbailey
Mon May 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 13
Views: 360

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: 375

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: 375

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: 13
Views: 360

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: 152

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/
by wsbailey
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Another wax question
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Another wax question

If anyone bought some cobbler's wax from feathersmc in the last month or so send me a pm or email.
by wsbailey
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Wax Question
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Wax Question

I've never used any of Jim's wax but what I would do is soften it in your hand and pull and stretch it like taffy. If it is still difficult to work you could add a little oil or fat; very little.
by wsbailey
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Snipe: Sherry Abad Photo
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Snipe: Sherry Abad Photo

I’m surprised that no one has brought this up yet (unless I missed it).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snipe_hunt
by wsbailey
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Snipe: Sherry Abad Photo
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Snipe: Sherry Abad Photo

Harold Howorth’s Henthorn Purple uses teal lesser coverts as a substitute for snipe. He found them to be more durable.
by wsbailey
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
Replies: 23
Views: 518

Re: Availability of Spider Materials Today

The last time I saw “Borger Color System” it was $50. You don’t see a copy available very often. That’s the downside.