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by wsbailey
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Peewit / Lapwing Hackles
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: Peewit / Lapwing Hackles

Looks good!
by wsbailey
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: English Jay bird
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Re: English Jay bird

Lots of traditional Irish wet fly patterns use jay hackles.The blue feather is split to make a hackle. The brownish beige feathers can be used as a corncrake substitute.
by wsbailey
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Peewit / Lapwing Hackles
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: Peewit / Lapwing Hackles

Chukar are easy to find and are basically the same as French partridge for fly tying purposes.
by wsbailey
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Peewit / Lapwing Hackles
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: Peewit / Lapwing Hackles

Roger Fogg suggests using a French partridge marginal covert feather colored with a Pantone pen.
by wsbailey
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pheasant wings
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Pheasant wings

There is a style of tenkara fly that uses a alula feather from a pheasant.

https://kebariandfly.wordpress.com/2020 ... ne-kebari/
by wsbailey
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution

In terms of color, bobwhite quail feathers work well. The softness of owl is hard to match
by wsbailey
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)
Replies: 21
Views: 1330

Re: Experiments in Dying Muskrat (playtime)

That turned out well, Ray! I was thinking that you could make some awesome Casual Dress flies with that color. I'm getting ready to do some serious dyeing but right now it's too hot.
by wsbailey
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall RAYON Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: Pearsall RAYON Thread

Skues had one nymph pattern that used artificial silk which I assumes refers to rayon.
by wsbailey
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Teesdale flies
Replies: 16
Views: 2046

Re: Teesdale flies

Me too!
by wsbailey
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Teesdale flies
Replies: 16
Views: 2046

Re: Teesdale flies

Ray, there’s a preview on the website. On FB I believe he gives more of the history behind the book. The prices direct from author are £15 softcover, £25 hardback, £9 postage for either. The book is based on The Teesdale Angler” by R.Lakeland. That book can downloaded for free. http://www.gutenberg....