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by Bazzer69
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hackle ALERT !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Re: Hackle ALERT !!!

Eflytyer, Hi, I’ve only been on the forum for a couple of years so I don’t know you, but what brought you post on? If you were bashed on pricing that’s just not fair, prices have all increased by a crazy amount over the years I’ve been fly tying. A lot of fly tyers don’t seem to understand how long ...
by Bazzer69
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 21
Views: 435

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

Phil, thanks for the comparison between waxed and unwaxed silk. I’m not sure if I’m totally correct but didn’t all the past masters always wax their silk? I’m also wondering if waxed silk is stronger than unwaxed. I can certainly imagine it frays less from a fishes teeth. When I want to keep a color...
by Bazzer69
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Snipe: Sherry Abad Photo
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: Snipe: Sherry Abad Photo

Snipe is not all that scarce either here in the USA or from the U.K. so why look for a substitute, but I’m sure there will be a time when it to goes on the prohibitive list!
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by Bazzer69
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Availability of Spider Materials Today
Replies: 23
Views: 338

Re: Availability of Spider Materials Today

Greenwell, I couldn’t agree with you more. A few years ago, well quite a few years, I made a visit to Veniards in the U.K. to buy something trivial and I was amazed at the huge selection of materials they had. Now it’s tough as you correctly write to obtain what was common materials. Now what we hav...
by Bazzer69
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 21
Views: 435

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

Please not that colors on your screen might not be the same as mine. It’s all due to “color profiles” and unless the orginal had a calibrated system and yours has the same calibration then the colors will indeed different. Also the best photography can’t match the colors as seen by the human eye
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by Bazzer69
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 21
Views: 435

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

The dramatic color change is in unwaxedw 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 th...
by Bazzer69
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 21
Views: 435

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

The dramatic color change is in unwanted 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 Bazzer69
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Yellow Woodcock.
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: The Yellow Woodcock.

daringduffer wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:10 am
We always want more information, don't we. So please, speak up.

dd
dd, not wanting to take this thread off topic I’ve replied to your request in the Fishing Cabin section.
Barry
by Bazzer69
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Yellow Woodcock.
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: The Yellow Woodcock.

Great looking fly mate. I will tie a few myself, my only change will be a white underbody, ok, I admit to using while uni-stretch. I might try a few on some gold plated hooks. Yep, not trad. but they are a homage to a great old gentleman who I guided some years ago who only used gold plated hooks. I...
by Bazzer69
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hackle ALERT !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Re: Hackle ALERT !!!

No foul as far as I’m concerned, I haven’t received mine yet so there is still hope, but not much. Maybe I’ll get a CYB instead!😄😁
Barry