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by Theroe
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: PEARSALL'S IS BACK!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: PEARSALL'S IS BACK!!!

FWIW - Jim has the genuine model in stock: when you factor in all of the costs it’s just about the same price as the “new” Pearsalls.......

I personally prefer the “real thing”

Theroe
by Theroe
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Catgut for bodies
Replies: 12
Views: 141

Re: Catgut for bodies

Funny how, what’s old is new: in the early 1980’s using condom “material” for scuds, cress bugs, and caddis larvae was all the rage...a decade or so later, It becomes the soup de jour for Polish nymphing. Now, precut strips are sold for big $$$$ as the latest must have item. I am sure, well before m...
by Theroe
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dye mix?
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Dye mix?

I was given a pile of white saddle and a lifetime's worth of natural mallard, I'd like to dye some of it a blue dun (light to medium-ish). Does anyone have a dye solution that would get me to that particular shade that they could share? Thanks, Mike Mike - Good luck with your dyeing mission!! Two o...
by Theroe
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Moose & Grizzly
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Moose & Grizzly

When I saw the title it reminded me of Boris saying "moose and squirrel". You should come up with a pattern based on that for us old Rocky and Bulwinkle fans. +1 !! Excellent pattern, too..... I like to vary the hook weight with certain patterns. A heavy hook such as the one used here is a nice tou...
by Theroe
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Veniard’s Tinsel Pattern Card
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Veniard’s Tinsel Pattern Card

Nice find, Johnno -
by Theroe
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Rayon thread
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Pearsalls Rayon thread

I have several old wooden spools of thread, which did not include the original paper labels. This makes me wonder if some old spools floating around out there are actually Rayon, instead of silk. Ray - I know you are aware of this, but do the "burn" test. Many are not aware that silk turns to ash, ...
by Theroe
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Rayon thread
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Pearsalls Rayon thread

thats a 1970's green !!
by Theroe
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: English Grouse (aka moor cock)
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: English Grouse (aka moor cock)

The bird pictured on a bottle of Famous Grouse is a red grouse. The contents of said bottle don't actually contain any sort of bird, only blended whisky. Not to be shot on the Glorious Twelfth. (I suppose you could drink a shot on that day, but personally, I'd hold out for a single malt.) :D :D :D ...
by Theroe
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: More Pearsall's
Replies: 1
Views: 121

More Pearsall's

Just received my order from Jim - this could not have arrived at a better time, as the last week or so has been filled with family health issues, and I needed a "pick me up": two spools #19 Hot Orange two spools #6A Gold two spools #5 Lemon Yellow two spools #2 Straw two spools #31 Antique Gold two ...
by Theroe
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: English Grouse (aka moor cock)
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: English Grouse (aka moor cock)

wsbailey wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:18 pm
There is another English grouse you rarely hear about; the black grouse. Blackgame is one pattern that uses it; number 37 in Roger Fogg’s list:

http://flymph.com/html/patterns.html

what about the Famous Grouse?? :shock: :shock: