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by PhilA
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hackle ALERT !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 481

Re: Hackle ALERT !!!

I’ve been selling materials for around 25 years. Getting natural materials is always a problem ... (shortened by deletion) Mike (Eflytyer), Thanks for your post. Dave Roberts (Feather Emporium) is a friend of mine, and he complains frequently about the availability of materials. Acquiring quality m...
by PhilA
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hackle ALERT !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 481

Re: Hackle ALERT !!!

Phil, that is it... so that is "knee-cap"???? Your colors are spot on. My photo was taken with my iPhone and I didn't want to fuss with adjusting the colors. I am busy tying caddisflies as I continue do more research. Thanks! John, According to Dave Roberts ... yes. According to George Kelson ( The...
by PhilA
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hackle ALERT !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 481

Re: Hackle ALERT !!!

ForumGhillie wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:35 am
Dana,
So what do you call this? :D
John,
Subject to unknowns about white balance, monitor differences, yada yada yada, I would suggest the color "kneecap". It's the inverse (red-black-red) of coch-y-bonddu (black-red-black).

Image

Phil
by PhilA
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

daringduffer wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:07 pm
I look forward to the medium dun silk.
dd
Stefan,
Don't get your hopes up. The medium dun is a hen cape. But, nice try ...

I would enjoy sharing a campfire and consumable alcoholic beverages with you as well. That is, until I found my sleeping bag full of prickly thistles.

Cheers,
Phil
by PhilA
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Next step should be to keep both hook/thread and camera subsurface. That might give a different outcome. dd dd, Have you met the Forum Ghillie? He is a mischievous fellow also, and you would get along quite well together. Your pal, Phil P.S. Your spool of No.4 (Light Yellow) was mailed homeward ear...
by PhilA
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

The dramatic color change is in unwaxed thread. Once silk is well waxed it seldom changes color when in water. It’s common in Salmon flies to use a white underbody so the over wrapped colors appear more brilliant when wet. It’s always a good idea to test a new pattern under water to see if it’s the...
by PhilA
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

I look forward to the pictures comparing thread colors on the wooden spools versus the plastic spools. Tight Lines- Ken Ken, Other than the old and new No.15 shown in the color chart, these are the only other Gossamers for which I have both old wooden and new plastic spools. https://i.imgur.com/gCw...
by PhilA
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Why does "Claret" have 2 different numbers (# 14) and (#191)? Claret (#191) actually looks like the twin brother of "Cardinal Red" (#12); it looks nothing like Claret (#14). When did this color change happen? When did #15 (New) Dark Claret replace #15 (Old) Maroon? Are there any differences in the ...
by PhilA
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Ray, Stefan, and Mikael Modig posted here in 2011 a thoroughly excellent color chart of Pearsall's Gossamer silk threads (https://flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1863). I've consulted it many times over the years but have often thought that a useful complement to the chart would be showing both...
by PhilA
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: History writings on caddisflies
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: History writings on caddisflies

John,
Rusty, whom we both know, wrote a column recently about how caddisflies were not given their deserved attention until recent decades. The piece includes some history of caddis imitations. Have a look at:
https://www.swtu.org/2019/02/08/lafonta ... rkle-pupa/

Phil