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by Bazzer69
Sat May 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Pheasant Crests
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Re: Golden Pheasant Crests

I ended up buying “select” from aofeathers. Aaron has sent me pretty good quality feathers in the past. It seems that pretty much everyone else sells Hareline or direct from China. I’m hoping that he at least high grades his.
by Bazzer69
Sat May 11, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Pheasant Crests
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Re: Golden Pheasant Crests

Why would I want to buy flies “Flavored “ with scents?
by Bazzer69
Fri May 10, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Pheasant Crests
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Re: Golden Pheasant Crests

https://feathersmc.com/product/golden-pheasant-whole-head/ $8-$12 for a complete head, extra select is $12, fishing grade is $8. Nothing wrong with Hook and Hackle though. They have great stuff, fast shipping and very reasonable prices. Spend a bit of money there myself. My issue with feathersmc is...
by Bazzer69
Thu May 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Pheasant Crests
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Re: Golden Pheasant Crests

Unfortunately feathersmc are one of the expensive ones. I’ve just ordered a couple from Hook & Hackle. Complete heads with crest and tippets are $8.95. John wants $15 for a head without tippets as I read it on his website. I have purchased much from him before, great quality but expensive. Salmon fl...
by Bazzer69
Thu May 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Pheasant Crests
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Re: Golden Pheasant Crests

John, thanks for the links, I might try one of them. The prices are ok as long as they are nice straight, or rather curved crests. Some of them tend to be twisted which can be corrected for show flies, but quickly return to their material state when fished resulting in a spinning fly!
Thanks
Barry
by Bazzer69
Thu May 09, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Pheasant Crests
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Golden Pheasant Crests

Not really soft hackles, but I’m looking for a couple of nice, ie select Golden Pheasant heads with crests of course. My local shop, The Fly Shop in Redding does not stock them for some reason, duh! I can get them from a couple of online Salmon material suppliers but they want $15 for them! Thanks B...
by Bazzer69
Wed May 08, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: First attempt at a winged wet fly
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: First attempt at a winged wet fly

It may be a illusion, but your wings slips do not look like a matched pair. The problem is if they are not the fly will spin like crazy when casting resulting in a twisted leader. Rolled wings are one answer and a lot of practice is another. But other than that it’s a fly I would put on the end of m...
by Bazzer69
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Presentation Methods
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: Presentation Methods

Oldhat, you’ve taken on a very big task and I admire you for doing so. In the words of Col Grey, “ I’m ninety and been fly fishing my entire life and damnit I’m going to die soon and I’ve only just scratched the surface “. I suggest you might purchase, if you’ve not already done so, books by all the...
by Bazzer69
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Wax Question
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Wax Question

Surely wax hardens over time due to the VOC’s. Whilst you can soften it with heat it is unlikely to ever be the same. Wax is inexpensive, Bill Bailey’s is a excellent wax for flymphs. Storing wax in water is a good idea and will prolong the life of new wax. There has been many threads about the “bes...
by Bazzer69
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hackle ALERT !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 713

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 ...