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by Mike62
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: PEARSALL'S IS BACK!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: PEARSALL'S IS BACK!!!

If it turns out to be true then I'm happy for everyone. I'm not enough of a tying savant to appreciate the subtle nuances of the different silks available; I'm still learning. There's enough of my late grandfathers flinty, hard scrabble, frugal, New England hill farmer in me to keep from paying $8.0...
by Mike62
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Catgut for bodies
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Catgut for bodies

the Vladi worm was one of the first flies my original teacher taught us to tie... never used them however...but I understand the panfish like em... I tied up a handful a few years back and used them successfully down in NH on the Isinglass in mid-winter. The water was cold and shelf ice was a probl...
by Mike62
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dye mix?
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Dye mix?

I have both editions. There is little difference in the the text. Either edition is fine. The one thing that makes me prefer Cushing Acid dyes is they separated the wool from the cotton dye years ago into two separate lines. RIT is still a union dye so their dyes contain both. I Ike to dissolve the...
by Mike62
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dye mix?
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Dye mix?

Now he tells me... I had access to Black Walnuts all my life; my NH grandparents had half a dozen trees in the backyard. After they died we sold off the NH property and my walnuts were no more. Black Walnut trees aren't much seen this far north. Mullein on the other hand can be found up here! I reme...
by Mike62
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dye mix?
Replies: 9
Views: 211

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
by Mike62
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: March Brown Soft Hackle (Tutorial/SBS)
Replies: 17
Views: 488

Re: March Brown Soft Hackle (Tutorial/SBS)

These tutorials are always so well done, thank you, Ray.
by Mike62
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: GEM Skues numph
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: GEM Skues numph

Man, that fly is gorgeous. Nicely done!
by Mike62
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 25
Views: 908

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Thank you for the effort, Carl. Thank you Ray, for pinning this; another great reference post. I really like the idea of the smaller diameter Kimono; I'm spending a lot more time tying small and it's difficult for me not to over proportion my bodies with other silks at times. Sounds like Kimono woul...
by Mike62
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling source...
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Starling source...

Aaron Ostoj often has some of good quality. About 2x the shop cost, you'll have to decide if worth it. He often has very nicely dyed options too and can custom dye for you. https://www.aaronmostojfeathers.com/store/p2020/English_Starling_Skins.html Thank you, Carl; I hadn't heard of him before.
by Mike62
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling source...
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Starling source...

Thank you, gentlemen. I'll give Stockard a try I think; I've bought other material from them with no trouble. I'd love to be able to shoot my own but I've never seen them this far north.