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by wsbailey
Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:43 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Sunshine and the Dry Fly
Replies: 25
Views: 14898

Re: Sunshine and the Dry Fly

This year is the 100th anniversary of Sunshine and the Dry Fly. For anyone wanting to take a deep dive into the subject there is this;
https://www.steelpillow.com/dunne/flyfi ... atdf3.html
by wsbailey
Sun Jun 23, 2024 3:13 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Cellulite Fly Tying Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: Cellulite Fly Tying Thread

Of the books that I have, this is the only one that has a pattern that calls for artificial silk. I’ve been looking for this color for a long time.

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dl ... 0/mode/1up
by wsbailey
Thu May 16, 2024 2:08 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Wet Fly History Article
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Wet Fly History Article

Lots of information on flymphs. https://midcurrent.com/flies/what-was-old-is-new-again-fishing-with-wet-flies/?utm_source=MidCurrent+Fly+Fishing+Email+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6c8e8f84b7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2024_04_24_12_46_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-34fda8134e-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D&am...
by wsbailey
Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:06 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Magazine recomendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3608

Re: Fly Tying Magazine recomendations

Ken, That's the abbreviation that Fly Fishing and Fly Tying magazine uses. I get mine from the iPad app. They have several other fly fishing magazine apps as well.
by wsbailey
Thu Apr 04, 2024 5:02 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Magazine recomendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3608

Re: Fly Tying Magazine recomendations

I receive FF&FT as well. I can download a sample to see if I want to purchase a copy. The April and May 2024 issues each have an article on North Country “soft hackle” flies.
by wsbailey
Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:41 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Great Red Spinner
Replies: 3
Views: 4051

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: 4051

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: 6
Views: 9111

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: 2225

Re: Ruz-Du

“French Fishing Flies” by Jean-Paul Pequegnot. Another fly in the book is Peute.