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by Theroe
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|
Replies: 29
Views: 368

Re: Some softhackleish fleas, photo heavy :|

Lovely flies Karsten-good to see you back and posting again!
What is that red-ish brown body fly? It look like a piece of condor Quill......

Dana
by Theroe
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Color Chart
Replies: 39
Views: 1094

Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

The packaging changed too, first small cardboard boxes of several different types, then plastic covered boxes. Plastic tubes were used for a while also in the 1990's. This is a terrific thread--and it's about time I started sharing some stuff with everyone here. John's right, the packaging changed-...
by Theroe
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Covert feathers
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Covert feathers

Geez, Ray: I think you’ve just made the “post of the year”........ it certainly answered a lot of questions for me. Thank you !
by Theroe
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Not material...
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Not material...

I don’t know if this is the correct place to post this:
Over the last year or two, I’ve spoken with Ivan at great length regarding silk and soft hackles. So he sent me this bobbin he came across- it is a work of art! Has anyone else ever seen one of these?

Dana
by Theroe
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies
Replies: 39
Views: 1316

Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

Dana ~ Please describe (and maybe illustrate with a photo or two?) how you go about processing a mallard quill. Specifically, where does it come from on the bird and how do you "strip" it? John ~ Your flies look really good to me. Nice tying. Bill - there’s no easy way to strip quills...... usually...
by Theroe
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Spider Fly Related (John Shaner Reference Listings)
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Spider Fly Related (John Shaner Reference Listings)

Excellent references, many thanks to John. But I want to add one more place to the list: the Catskill Flyfishing Center & Museum, which has been of one of my best resources for finding old materials. Many people leave items to the museum, and some of them are put up for sale in the store. Recently, ...
by Theroe
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Color Chart
Replies: 39
Views: 1094

Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

Ah, Belding Corticelli....great stuff. As are Champion, Gudebrod, etc. And Reed Tackle - I don’t know who he bought his cell chrome, but I liked it the whole lot better than herders. I still have a couple of dozen spools in sizes 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0 and 8/0. And yes, the white 8/0 is very fragil...
by Theroe
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Harry Darbee Vise
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: Harry Darbee Vise

The “sounds of silence “

You don’t miss it, until you don’t have it....
by Theroe
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Harry Darbee Vise
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: Harry Darbee Vise

Mike-post up some pictures of those old vices !
Dana
by Theroe
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 65
Views: 1792

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Ollie Edward’s has an excellent dvd on fishing the upstream wet fly - I haven’t seen it in quite a while, but I believe it’s one of his “essential skills” series.....One hi light I do remember is that he uses the hand twist retrieve.

Theroe