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by PhilA
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Many First Impressions (multi spectrum jingler)
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Many First Impressions (multi spectrum jingler)

Ray, Datus Proper's What the Trout Said is my all-time favorite fly tying book, even though it contains not a single fly pattern recipe. I couldn't find the term 'jingler' in Proper's book, but was your fly inspired by his Bent-Hackle Fly? If so, he suggests that the stiffer rooster hackle behind th...
by PhilA
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Many First Impressions (multi spectrum jingler)
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Many First Impressions (multi spectrum jingler)

A totally beautiful fly! What (or who) is the origin of the term "jingler"?
--Phil
by PhilA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: Jim Leisenring's Iron Blue Nymph, tied by him

An Iron Blue is one of my go-to flies when BWOs are on the wing, and I have a couple of questions about crimson vs. claret vs. maroon Pearsall's silk. No.15-Maroon was renamed at some point to No.15-Dark Claret. And, the color changed from a slightly reddish brown to a more strongly reddish brown (b...
by PhilA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Smaller flymphs
Replies: 40
Views: 851

Re: Smaller flymphs

This is the actual clamp that was given to me... Dana, Is that artery clamp serrated right to the tip? I carry a similar device on a zinger on my fishing vest to grab flies from the fly box onstream when changing flies. It holds the fly securely while I fuss with the leader, old fly, etc. getting r...
by PhilA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Dark Needle
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: The Dark Needle

Those herl-headed wingless wets are a bear to tie neatly. Well done. --Phil
by PhilA
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Out of the jungle
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Out of the jungle

The esteemed Mr. Bearbutt and I recently visited Dave Roberts at the Feather Emporium or, as I think of it, the Disneyland of feathers. I truly arrived with the intention of buying but one and only one item, a grizzly dyed yellow rooster cape for tying green drakes. As always seems to happen though,...
by PhilA
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbings & Hackles, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 1065

Re: Dubbings & Hackles, etc.

A little peek behind the curtains at Dave Roberts' remarkable Feather Emporium... Natural coachman brown: https://i.imgur.com/VB05YoA.jpg Got cree? https://i.imgur.com/EyFJxK5.jpg Signed by Tom Whiting: https://i.imgur.com/x9GxQQL.jpg Blue collar cree: https://i.imgur.com/5TRj4rY.jpg The source of L...
by PhilA
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbings & Hackles, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 1065

Re: Dubbings & Hackles, etc.

It's comforting to know that I'm not the only tortured soul who finds tying materials --- especially new, interesting, or rare ones --- to be irresistible temptations. I need a 12-step recovery program but, as best I can judge, steps 1 through 11 involve continued acquisition.
by PhilA
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dark dun hen cape
Replies: 20
Views: 1063

Re: Dark dun hen cape

John,
What pattern are you tying? A dark dun Whiting 4B hen cape would have worked on flies that large. While you wait for the Collins capes, a mottled feather from a partridge's back ties a right handsome green drake emerging nymph. --Phil

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by PhilA
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 41
Views: 5767

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

Speaking of color matches, the not-so-famous color No.32 (Classic Chestnut) is a pretty good match when wet to the elusive color No.6B (Sherry Spinner). https://i.imgur.com/uVukffO.jpg But wait! There's more! Classic Chestnut is available right now (2/16/2020) at Jim Slattery's fly shop. https://jim...