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by wsbailey
Fri May 07, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Semperfli Tying Wax
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Semperfli Tying Wax

by wsbailey
Sun May 02, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Semperfli Tying Wax
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Semperfli Tying Wax

They probably got the skull wax idea from Barry Ord Clarke. I traded him some of my wax for one of his skull waxes years ago.

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by wsbailey
Sun May 02, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Semperfli Tying Wax
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Semperfli Tying Wax

How well do they work?
by wsbailey
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Bobbin Holder Question and Vintage wax

Leisenring’s recipe for wax called for the palest, hardest rosin. Darker grades of rosin are softer. The Thompson wax looks like a softer grade of rosin was used.
by wsbailey
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: 477
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

Re: 477

Your persistence sure paid off! This card was in among a group of Chadwick’s wool yarns. I saw it in the picture; it wasn’t mentioned in the listing.

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by wsbailey
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Hans Weilenmann's Fly Patterns
Replies: 6
Views: 3482

Re: Hans Weilenmann's Fly Patterns

Someone asked Hans about this three weeks ago on his IG account. His reply ignored the question.
by wsbailey
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Heritage Tying
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Heritage Tying

I’m sure this bobbin holder is vintage.
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by wsbailey
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Red Headed Yellow Kebari
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Red Headed Yellow Kebari

Looking (seeing) good! I make the cord for those hooks. I’ll send you some, if you like.



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by wsbailey
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Purple Henthorn Spider
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Purple Henthorn Spider

The fly was originally created by Harold Howorth. He wanted a more durable version of the snipe and purple. Howorth was not the type to seek publicity. It was Donald C Townsend who wrote “Fly Tying with Harold Howorth”. It’s a book worth having though his modifications are not strictly in the north ...
by wsbailey
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Leisenring’s Wax and Keene’s Varnish
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Leisenring’s Wax and Keene’s Varnish

In college we mixed together whatever booze people brought to the party and called the result hairy buffalo.