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by wsbailey
Wed Nov 16, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: UV
Replies: 24
Views: 581

Re: UV

This dubbing contains U.V. materials. The pictures show the difference between lit and unlit with U.V. light. That doesn’t prove it’s more effective.

https://chucknduckflytying.com/products/electric-seal
by wsbailey
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Chadwicks 477
Replies: 23
Views: 1473

Re: Chadwicks 477

The 477 is made of 85% wool and 15% nylon as mentioned on the card. Under magnification the wool looks natural or pale gray and the nylon is something like claret.
by wsbailey
Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Chadwicks 477
Replies: 23
Views: 1473

Re: Chadwicks 477

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by wsbailey
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Chadwicks 477
Replies: 23
Views: 1473

Re: Chadwicks 477

by wsbailey
Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Chadwicks 477
Replies: 23
Views: 1473

Re: Chadwicks 477

I have some original 477 as well as some of the substitutes. Berroco UAF 1214 is the best in my view. Tied on a hook it's difficult to tell it apart from 477.
by wsbailey
Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: No. 29 pale watery dun question.
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: No. 29 pale watery dun question.

The use of American opossum as a fly tying material is a recent thing as far as I can tell. Some tyers have found it useful as a seal fur substitute. Some thought on the word opossum here:

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/opossum-vs-possum/
by wsbailey
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: No. 29 pale watery dun question.
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: No. 29 pale watery dun question.

That fly is in “Brook and River Trouting” by Edmonds and Lee. They obviously got the spelling wrong because American opossum is never mentioned in British fly tying literature but Australian possum frequently is. https://books.google.com/books?id=mv01DwAAQBAJ&pg=PA255&dq=pale+watery+dun+opos...
by wsbailey
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: No. 29 pale watery dun question.
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: No. 29 pale watery dun question.

See the edge of the natural brown possum.

https://wearnewzealand.com/possum-nz
by wsbailey
Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 43
Views: 38630

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

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