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by Bazzer69
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 45
Views: 588

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

John, thanks for your insight. The hooks that I have seen in photos of genuine Frank S PT’s look fairly long in the shank and certainly have huge barbs compared to modern day hooks. Does the colour or the fly make much difference? In my experience as a long in the tooth guide there are days when it ...
by Bazzer69
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 45
Views: 588

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Bazza, Yes, a single ply of yarn thinly covers an underbody of wire in two layers. Beginning near the thorax, I first sculpt an underbody of wire in the desired shape of the final fly, ending behind the thorax. Next, I lash a single ply of yarn working rearward, untwisting but not wrapping the yarn...
by Bazzer69
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 45
Views: 588

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

PhilA, you tie a nice Killer Bug. Do you use a single
Strand of wool separated from the tri strand wool?
Thanks
Bazza
by Bazzer69
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 45
Views: 588

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

There’s a reason that when pennies were in circulation they were referred to as “coppers”. Still don’t think the colour makes little or no difference. 😎 I fully agree with you on the wire issue, Bazz. Over the years I have tried many, many different wires including bright red and green and all have...
by Bazzer69
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 45
Views: 588

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

PhilA, Howdy; Don't forget that British Pennies were a different "colour" when new then our pennies. Here's some from 1950. I'm sure you taken all of that into account. For the others, here's a link. https://www.google.com/search?q=new+1950+English+Penny&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwis87GQ8...
by Bazzer69
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 45
Views: 588

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Frank Sawyer didn’t seem to be to bothered about the color or the diameter of the copper wire. As far as I can see no two nymphs of his were dressed the same. He was more concerned with the size and presentation of the fly. But I dress mine with the whip finish behind the thorax. But this a fly whic...
by Bazzer69
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 45
Views: 588

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Yep, your obsession is copper wire! Wanna send some red stuff!
Bazza
by Bazzer69
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

I’ve tied it in the last Fly swop, I think! But i didn’t have Jackdaw so I think I must try to locate some.
by Bazzer69
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Merganser and Jasper
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Merganser and Jasper

Is jasper the colour of the silk? Or is it a kind of quill beginning in C and ending in r?
by Bazzer69
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Spider Fly Related (John Shaner Reference Listings)
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Spider Fly Related (John Shaner Reference Listings)

John and Ray, many thanks for the pdf’s