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by wsbailey
Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:41 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Great Red Spinner
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Great Red Spinner

Ray, The color is one of the many ten gram tests that I made using mohair. The mohair is bleached. Rosborough wrote the bleaching give fibers translucence. This is what Ronalds says: 6. TO DYE FEATHERS VARIOUS SHADES OF RED, AMBER, AND BROWN. First boil them in the alum mordant (see No.1); secondly,...
by wsbailey
Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:12 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Great Red Spinner
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Great Red Spinner

I posted this on the FB flymph group but since not everone is on FB I’m posting here too.In researching the Great Red Spinner, I noticed that Leisenring’s pattern is almost the same as Alfred Ronalds’. One difference is that Ronalds gives a dye recipe for the bright amber red hackle. While pondering...
by wsbailey
Mon Jan 29, 2024 12:06 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: CELLIRE thinner
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Re: CELLIRE thinner

What about shipping flammable liquids from the UK?
by wsbailey
Tue Jan 23, 2024 6:25 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ruz-Du
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: Ruz-Du

“French Fishing Flies” by Jean-Paul Pequegnot. Another fly in the book is Peute.
by wsbailey
Tue Jan 23, 2024 5:24 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ruz-Du
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: Ruz-Du

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by wsbailey
Sat Nov 25, 2023 1:59 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Heron Herl...
Replies: 5
Views: 6676

Re: Heron Herl...

by wsbailey
Tue Nov 21, 2023 8:13 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin
Replies: 16
Views: 8442

Re: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin

I follow Cookshill on FB. Steve posts pictures when he has them. From now to January seems to be when he has them. The last one was listed for £25 in November 2022.
by wsbailey
Tue Nov 21, 2023 4:01 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin
Replies: 16
Views: 8442

Re: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin

Cookshill has them occasionally.
by wsbailey
Mon Nov 20, 2023 3:30 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: CREATIVE GEWE WET FLIES
Replies: 3
Views: 5957

Re: CREATIVE GEWE WET FLIES

The tyer’s name is Geert. I’ve been an online friend with him for many years. His enthusiastic but fractured English can be very entertaining. I used to teach English as a second language years ago so I can deal with it for the most part. I once found a dead barred owl along side a road, The feather...
by wsbailey
Sat Nov 18, 2023 10:34 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Pheasant wings
Replies: 10
Views: 8771

Re: Pheasant wings

Skues writes that the secondaries are good for March browns and sedges.