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by Bazzer69
Sun May 26, 2024 12:04 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 42
Views: 109905

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

I have a fantastic card of Pearsall’s Embroidery silks, it contains dozens of real silk samples. Unfortunately they are all referenced by a letter and number but no names. Does anyone know how the cross reference these Shade numbers to names that we are familiar with?
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by Bazzer69
Thu May 23, 2024 2:18 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Greenwell Spiders
Replies: 16
Views: 6265

Re: Greenwell Spiders

Dubbn, I also use a whitings 4b, but I understand some use cock hackle, what is your view on this?
Barry F
by Bazzer69
Thu May 23, 2024 2:12 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rods for fishing flymphs and soft hackles
Replies: 38
Views: 52432

Re: Rods for fishing flymphs and soft hackles

I bought an inexpensive Chinese rod. It’s a 3wt 11ft maxcatch. I bought it on eBay for around $100 including a very nice machined reel I have used it for so called Euronymphing and it’s perfect for this as well as swinging soft hackles as well as flymphs. It is relatively light and seems perfect for...
by Bazzer69
Fri May 03, 2024 8:44 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stripped duck quills use ?
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Stripped duck quills use ?

Age. And memory are catching me up. I’m not sure which forum to post this question but I thought I might try here. What are the uses for stripped duck quills. I remember stripping some a year or so ago but for the life of me I can’t remember why!! I assume it was for the body of a particular fly I w...
by Bazzer69
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Plover
Replies: 12
Views: 6714

Re: Golden Plover

I bought a excellent one from Cookshill. I also bought a really nice one from Malta, the seller was on eBay
Barry
by Bazzer69
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Fieldfare anyone have some Fieldfare feather that can afford to part with
Replies: 6
Views: 4927

Re: Fieldfare anyone have some Fieldfare feather that can afford to part with

Yes it’s for the Bloa, I only need a couple of feathers at the most. You see I’m planning a shadow box With as many of the Pritt patterns I can find materials for. I have a Dotterel that I can take a few feathers off and swap.
I envy Robert Smith and all his pre ban materials 🙏
Barry
by Bazzer69
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Something new
Replies: 13
Views: 5575

Re: Something new

I snagged a ton of dog fur from the dog groomer at Petco. It had already been shampooed. It is wonderful for Tups recipe being cream colored and just like baby seals fur. I use a dog brush on my wire hair Jack Russell and the while underbody hair makes a excellent dubbing and along with the big bag ...
by Bazzer69
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution
Replies: 22
Views: 9713

Re: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution

Bazzer69 wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:57 pm Are barn owl feathers similar to brown owl?
Thanks
Barry
Ah well, I’ve had a break from fly tying for a while and I’m planning to tie some older patterns for myself to put in a shadow box but it seems every one I want to tie uses a rare or banned material!
Barry
by Bazzer69
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution
Replies: 22
Views: 9713

Re: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution

Are barn owl feathers similar to brown owl?
Thanks
Barry
by Bazzer69
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Fieldfare anyone have some Fieldfare feather that can afford to part with
Replies: 6
Views: 4927

Fieldfare anyone have some Fieldfare feather that can afford to part with

If the answer is yes could you pm me? I would expect them to be be pre ban of course. I’m trying to tie a number of old patterns to put in a shadow box so a single feather will suffice.
Thanks
Barry