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by wsbailey
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

I don’t know where to begin because this subject is complicated. I will point out not many plumbers lick their fingers like some fly tyers do when dubbing. Any product specifically made for fly tying is probably safe.
by wsbailey
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: Using Ski Wax (dubbing wax)

As a dyer I’m prone to looking up SDS sheet on chemicals for my own safety. Just a head’s up. I deal with some stuff others wouldn’t touch.

https://www.ipscorp.com/pdf/watertite/I ... et_SDS.pdf
by wsbailey
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: “Ain’t no use without some chartreuse.”
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: “Ain’t no use without some chartreuse.”

Jacquard’s #628 chartreuse is as good as any and widely aviialable.
by wsbailey
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Lilith Li Chinese Silk Floss
Replies: 15
Views: 377

Re: Lilith Li Chinese Silk Floss

There are lots of videos on YouTube if you look up floss key winder.
by wsbailey
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Lilith Li Chinese Silk Floss
Replies: 15
Views: 377

Re: Lilith Li Chinese Silk Floss

More than anyone needs to know about storing floss. I buy the floss keys by the thousands for wool yarn.

https://www.embroidery.com/floss-storage-options.ec
by wsbailey
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Source for Bullock's Hair?
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

The cow hair in the picture is the soft under hair of Highland cattle. The outer hair is really long and a pain to remove. I think the reason it never caught on as a dubbing is that it’s not a by-product of any industry. There was no reason to gather it.
by wsbailey
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Source for Bullock's Hair?
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

John Younger, another Tweed fisherman, was also a fan of using cow hair. In fact he accused Scrope of stealing his fly patterns. Cutcliffe mentions several flies that use cow hair. On a trip to to Devon, Skues encountered flies tied with cow hair. One of his BWO nymph patterns is tied with cow’s hai...
by wsbailey
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Source for Bullock's Hair?
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

Cow hair is softer than seal but stiffer than mohair. I probably have most if not all of those materials. The problem is that they are in the garage and winter is at its worst.
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by wsbailey
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Source for Bullock's Hair?
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

I have some. What fly are you tying?
by wsbailey
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Dotterel Counterfeit”
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: “Dotterel Counterfeit”

This is the bible of north country spiders.

https://archive.org/details/brookrivert ... 2/mode/1up

I wondered where I would ever find a young starling. One day in early March I went to a shopping center and there in front of a store was a frozen young starling.