Search found 652 matches

by wsbailey
Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Your favorite hook
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: Your favorite hook

[They would be perfect if they weren't sold out. Had me kind excited there :D
[/quote]

Sorry about that. They go fast. Try here:

https://fishfield.com/products/mustad-s ... hooks.html
by wsbailey
Fri Jan 20, 2023 2:16 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Your favorite hook
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: Your favorite hook

As others have said, welcome to the forum. For flymphs I like the up eyed Mustad 94842. They are no longer made. Fortunately for me, I bought a lot of them before they stopped making them. For spiders I like the Daiichi 1640, short shank and straight eye. Thanks to another board member (DUBBN), Who...
by wsbailey
Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:58 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Old Partridge Hooks
Replies: 18
Views: 3839

Re: Old Partridge Hooks

Roger Fogg, in his 1988 "A Handbook of North Country Trout Flies", popularized the Drennan Specimen carp hook for spiders. When Daiichi started selling their 1640 hooks a lot of tyers gravitated towards them. They are now being marketed as tube fly hooks, When Partridge started making the ...
by wsbailey
Wed Jan 18, 2023 8:52 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Re: North Country Hackles and Subs
Replies: 2
Views: 8259

Re: North Country Hackles and Subs





ADDITIONAL LINK: https://theslidingstream.net/a-guide-to ... ckles/amp/

"Silk Fur and Feather" by G.E.M. Skues is probably the best book on the subject.
by wsbailey
Wed Jan 18, 2023 11:28 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Oregon? Polly Rosborough?
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: Oregon? Polly Rosborough?

Polly was unique in that he felt that a large head on his nymphs was a more realistic representation. I don't see a problem with going a hook length size lower and tying a normal thread head. I’ve been able to get all his Belding silk colors on Etsy or eBay.
by wsbailey
Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:08 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Oregon? Polly Rosborough?
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: Oregon? Polly Rosborough?

Polly used Nymo thread for many of his flies. For example, he used #1248 Turf Tan for his Fledermouse fly. It’s still available here :

https://www.fishhairenterprises.com/
by wsbailey
Fri Jan 06, 2023 1:56 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Soft-Hackle Journal - print edition
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Soft-Hackle Journal - print edition

I see Carl Sanders has an article in the print version of Soft-Hackle Journal.

http://soft-hacklejournal.blogspot.com/
by wsbailey
Thu Jan 05, 2023 5:43 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Historic English fly tying styles.
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: Historic English fly tying styles.

Puce dyed hackle.
1605B6EA-C9FD-422D-B822-496A5C3D906F.jpeg
1605B6EA-C9FD-422D-B822-496A5C3D906F.jpeg (212.29 KiB) Viewed 73 times
5
by wsbailey
Thu Jan 05, 2023 5:26 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Historic English fly tying styles.
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: Historic English fly tying styles.

Lou, As a fly tyer dyer I’ve had to look up those colors. The word puce means flea in French.I dyed both light and dark puce. The colors are based on the the back and belly of a flea. The dye recipes are more than 200 years old. http://thisisversaillesmadame.blogspot.com/2018/01/puce-flea-colour.htm...
by wsbailey
Thu Jan 05, 2023 11:32 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Historic English fly tying styles.
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: Historic English fly tying styles.

This is the part of the book where Skues describes the different styles.

https://archive.org/details/wayoftroutw ... 8/mode/2up