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by Theroe
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: My 1st Wooden-spool Pearsall's Gossamer
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: My 1st Wooden-spool Pearsall's Gossamer

EXACTLY!!!!

I will probably regift it to someone else once I get tired of looking at it sitting on my tying bench……

Many thanks again, Mike!
by Theroe
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling skins
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Starling skins

😈 I have used RWS acorn bb caps on occasion……. I don’t know if they still make them any more but they are accurate and silent….. I have a little itty-bitty pre 64 model 70 Bolt action, and The same gun in a 22 hornet. Both are tack drivers and perfect for gathering fur and feathers the old-fashioned...
by Theroe
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling skins
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Starling skins

Mike - how about Scattering a bit of sweet feed out in the field? You do have starlings up by you, no?

😂
by Theroe
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Some "New to Me" Hooks to Try
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Some "New to Me" Hooks to Try

The Dette Fly Shop has finally listed the Partridge Dry Fly Supreme Up Eye (L5A/UE) hooks on their web site, so I ordered some in size 12, 14, and 16 to try. Of course, I couldn't stop there, but had to try some L2AD (Wet Fly) and L3AS (Spider) hooks too. I like caddis pupa patterns, so I "nee...
by Theroe
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: My 1st Wooden-spool Pearsall's Gossamer
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: My 1st Wooden-spool Pearsall's Gossamer

Yes- I have multiple spools of all of both wood and plastic, old and new versions. It appears that the dye batches were different over the years……. For me, when I didn’t have certain colors on wood spools, I had to have it. Once they were in my possession I realized just about any substitute will do...
by Theroe
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbing as Therapy......
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Dubbing as Therapy......

As Bill Shuck used to say, “Doug is the most enthusiastic guy I know”

Keep the positive thoughts and energy coming!
by Theroe
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Fine Dubbing that brushes out?
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Fine Dubbing that brushes out?

Field mouse should work - unless I misunderstood your query……
For small or larger flies???
by Theroe
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Yorkshire Blue Upright.
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Yorkshire Blue Upright.

Tom - you did some serious justice to that hook.....nice photo, too!!

Dana
by Theroe
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Happy Halloween 🧟‍♂️
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Happy Halloween 🧟‍♂️

NightWatchman wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:16 pm “Pumpkin Spice”

Hook. ……… Gallic Supreme Sz 14
Thread. ……. Pearsall’s Orange
Wax. ……. Courtesy of Barry Ord Clarke
Body. …… “. “. “
Thorax. ….. Peacock
Hackle. ….. Hebert Miner hen cape natural black
GREAT hook...... :D
by Theroe
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Starling Bloa.
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: The Starling Bloa.

Tom
You are on 🔥!!!

Nice work!!