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by wsbailey
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: re: tying Stewart's black spider
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: re: tying Stewart's black spider

Two different videos; Niklas Dahlin is Swedish and Oliver Edwards is, well you know.
by wsbailey
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
Replies: 40
Views: 1915

Re: Availability of Spider Materials Today

Leisenring based many of his flies on British flies. Many are direct copies. In the UK, silk thread continued to be the first choice of fly tyers until relatively recently. The US is the leader in synthetic materials.
by wsbailey
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Useing wool for dubbing
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Useing wool for dubbing

One of best wool yarns for dubbing Is crewel yarn. It’s the kind mentioned by Leisenring for his cow dung fly. What I do is cut it into approximately 4” lengths. I then twist the yarn into individual strands. These strands can then be easily pulled apart. This way you don’t have a lot of cut ends sh...
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: 16563

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.

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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: 16563

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: 13
Views: 683

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: 965

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: 1066

Re: Gartside's Sparrow

The link I posted has Jack’s description of the Sparrow.