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by wsbailey
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Black Pearsall Floss
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: Black Pearsall Floss

Just black Bob.
by wsbailey
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Black Pearsall Floss
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: Black Pearsall Floss

Different shops have different prices and selection of colors.

https://pacificflyfishers.com/products/ ... 8769979545
by wsbailey
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Black Pearsall Floss
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: Black Pearsall Floss

Lagartun is the best silk floss for fly tying that is readily available. I’ve been trying get some stout floss for years.
by wsbailey
Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Bird's Nest
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Bird's Nest

This link shows Bird's original materials.

http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php? ... irds-nest/
by wsbailey
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Bird's Nest
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Bird's Nest

This article tells how Cal Bird got the flank fibers evenly around the body.

https://singlebarbed.com/2007/08/25/birds-nest/

The RIT color maple brown sugar.

https://www.ritdye.com/color-formulas/m ... own-sugar/
by wsbailey
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tying pre dubbed bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: Tying pre dubbed bodies

I don't believe the gunpowder product is legitimately Leisenring's formula. After melting the ingredients, Leisenring poured them into a bucket of water. He then carefully picked up the molten mass with wet hands and pulled it like taffy. I'm positive gunpowder isn't doing this method at all just by...
by wsbailey
Fri May 07, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Semperfli Tying Wax
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: Semperfli Tying Wax

by wsbailey
Sun May 02, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Semperfli Tying Wax
Replies: 5
Views: 904

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.

https://www.flyfishfood.com/products/fl ... -wax-skull
by wsbailey
Sun May 02, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Semperfli Tying Wax
Replies: 5
Views: 904

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: 1489

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.