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by PhilA
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Woven Nymph Body Fly Patterns
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Woven Nymph Body Fly Patterns

Phil - that is an excellent example of Mr. Grants work......I would really like to see a few more angled shots of that pattern, if you don mind.. Dana Dana, My apologies for leaving the impression that I took the photo of that George Grant woven nymph. I "collect" photos of classic flies tied by th...
by PhilA
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?
Replies: 29
Views: 920

Re: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:22 am
I would gladly mail you a 6-inch piece for DNA verification.
Thanks- Ken
Ken,
I have a better idea. Send me your mailing address via a board message, and I'll send you a length of both my No.6b and my No.32.

Cheers,
Phil
by PhilA
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?
Replies: 29
Views: 920

Re: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?

Phil's 6A looks a lot more yellow on my screen than my 6A Light orange. Silk on white plastic spools look different than on wooden spools to my eye. The contrast is different. And lighting on photos is also different. dd Stefan, You make a good point about color of No.6A in my photo. I took the pho...
by PhilA
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?
Replies: 29
Views: 920

Re: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?

Did I find a spool of the Pearsall's Gossamer unicorn (Sherry Spinner 6b)? Thanks- Ken Ken, It's difficult to decide whether that is No.6B without seeing it side-by-side with known comparisons. Perhaps this photo will help you decide... (Note Oct. 12: This is an updated photo) https://i.imgur.com/M...
by PhilA
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Woven Nymph Body Fly Patterns
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Woven Nymph Body Fly Patterns

Nice fly John! Bearbutt's flies are indeed an inspiration. He could lead you down a slippery slope, however. True artists like him are hard to keep up with. With enough rain and flooded rivers though, you might wake up aspiring to this... A George Grant woven nymph... https://i.imgur.com/SrukjAe.jpg...
by PhilA
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hackle ALERT !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1682

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: 1682

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: 1682

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: 26
Views: 2869

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: 26
Views: 2869

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...