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by joaniebo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Preben Torp Jacobsen.
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Preben Torp Jacobsen.

Although the site is still accessible, I believe that Mr. Jacobsen passed away quite a few years ago. For those interested in this famous Danish fly tyer / fisherman, here's the link:

http://www.flyleaves.dk/index_gl.htm
by joaniebo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Old Master
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: The Old Master

Rob Smith posted a good history about Pritt's "Old Master" in his Facebook page "The Spider & Soft Hackled Community", for those who might be interested in further information on this old dressing.
by joaniebo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: English Partridge
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: English Partridge

I may have stated this in another posting and, if I did, please chalk it up to an old guy's bad memory. But, I've given up buying game bird hackles/ skins from any supplier other than from Steve Cooper at Cookshill. First of all, the selection and quality is outstanding while the service is even bet...
by joaniebo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Herbert Miner Hen Neck - Medium Brown Dun
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: Herbert Miner Hen Neck - Medium Brown Dun

Quite a few years ago, I bought a couple (actually SEVERAL) hen skins from Dave Roberts that had a dun color near the stem and various brown or goldish colored tips. In addition, I also bought a couple more that the dun color near the stem and dark reddish brown tips, which I call my "Fiery March Br...
by joaniebo
Sat May 26, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: First Time Out
Replies: 5
Views: 450

First Time Out

Due to medical problems, haven't been able to get to a trout stream this season - until this past Wednesday afternoon. My wife and I had to visit an Orivs store to get a Barbour jacket repaired, so we stopped at a nearby trout stream and I swung a few soft hackles for a short while. On second cast h...
by joaniebo
Sat May 26, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: English Partridge
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: English Partridge

Other than hen skins and dry fly saddle hackles, I quit buying snipe, grouse, starling, etc. wings from Stateside suppliers. On several occasions in the past, when I purchased from Stateside suppliers, some of the under covert / underwing hackles (those with only a few hackles per wing) were missing...
by joaniebo
Sat May 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and Orange new school
Replies: 11
Views: 740

Re: Partridge and Orange new school

Many years ago, somewhere in the 2007 time-frame (or before), a fiend in Europe sent me a pic of a Pheasant Tail & Partridge soft hackle that used a gold bead as the thorax. Since then, I've included the bead in many soft hackles including dressings with a thread, feather, dubbing ,etc. body. My per...
by joaniebo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Plover
Replies: 26
Views: 2919

Re: Golden Plover

Anyone know why I can't posts pics here on this Forum? Thanks.
by joaniebo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Plover
Replies: 26
Views: 2919

Re: Golden Plover

Have been away for a week and finally picked up my mail hold. The Cookshill shipment was in but I can't seem to post a pic. Get a message in red stating " Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached>". ANy idea why this happens every time I try to post a pic?
by joaniebo
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Welsummer Flymph
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: Wellsumer Flymph

Roadkill wrote:Looks like a killer March Brown to me!!! 8-)
Same here, looks like a March Brown variation....one of my favorite flies to tie and fish.