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by wsbailey
Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:06 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Magazine recomendations
Replies: 10
Views: 818

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: 818

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: 702

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: 702

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: 1973

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: 1386

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: 1386

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: 19522

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by wsbailey
Tue Nov 21, 2023 8:13 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin
Replies: 16
Views: 19561

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: 19561

Re: Question - Looking for full Melanistic Pheasant skin

Cookshill has them occasionally.