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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: 4406

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...
by PhilA
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Hackle Folding Tool
Replies: 27
Views: 1081

Re: Hackle Folding Tool

No feathers needed, just more silk. :lol: I have some silk underwear that due to wear needs to be replaced. Interested? dd John, Here's your chance! You should take Stefan up on the offer. This is how mystical tying materials get started. It's the rarity, not the reality, that makes for iconic mate...
by PhilA
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Hackle Folding Tool
Replies: 27
Views: 1081

Re: Hackle Folding Tool

Phila, Will Dave Roberts be there again this year with piles of hackle? I have not heard a peep from him in months. John, I've heard neither peeps nor tweets from Dave either. His mountain of hackle always seems to be a fixture of the show, so I suspect he'll be there. I texted Dave to inquire but ...
by PhilA
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Hackle Folding Tool
Replies: 27
Views: 1081

Re: Hackle Folding Tool

For quite a few years, a friend and I were invitied to tie flies at the "Celebration of Fly Tying" event that used to be held in Grand Rapids, MI. During the fly tying, we used a small "tool(?)" to hold back the hackles before doing a whip finish. It never failed that during each event, quite a few...
by PhilA
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Tups Flymph
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: Tups Flymph

Did you go there on horseback? dd Stefan, No, I was on foot fishing the lower meadow of Slough Creek (downstream of the Slough Creek Campground). It seems that in recent years the upper meadows of Slough (First and Second Meadow especially) are often more crowded than the lower meadow. Trout are be...
by PhilA
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Tups Flymph
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: Tups Flymph

Just a wonderful fly and spectacular photography! Perhaps the award for best board photo of 2020 should be presented right now. Tup's nymphs have long been near and dear to me. My most satisfying fish of 2019 came to hand on a Tup's in July on Slough Creek in YNP. This well educated and hard-fished ...
by PhilA
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hen cape - what color would call this?
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: Hen cape - what color would call this?

John, Looks like the color Greenwell's to me also, but "The Bible" of hackle colors for me and some other hackle nerds is Frank Elder's The Book of the Hackle (1979). After waxing poetic for several pages about the color furnace, and after stating rather categorically that the color coch y bonddu do...
by PhilA
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Woven Nymph Body Fly Patterns
Replies: 16
Views: 821

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: 39
Views: 1792

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: 39
Views: 1792

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...