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by jcwillow777
Sun Feb 05, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Going Out of Business
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: Going Out of Business

Since putting in an order for 1400 I should be good for a while.

Gonna try Sabre hooks next time. Heard good things about them. Same price, free shipping over $45. Just have to order more at a time.
by jcwillow777
Sun Feb 05, 2023 2:41 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Going Out of Business
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: Going Out of Business

In my personal opinion, Cabela's has "gone down hill" since Bass Pro took over. Our local store used to have a very well supplied fly tying section when they first opened. Unfortunately that lead to completion with our local fly shop (Oak Orchard) and eventually dove them out of business....
by jcwillow777
Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:01 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Going Out of Business
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: Going Out of Business

BUMMER!!! I guess I'm gonna stock up on hooks... Just placed an order for 1400 hooks. I have been stocking up on hooks prior to this notice in case this happened. Prior to buying hooks here, I was getting them thru Hook and Hackle, til they quit selling them. Honestly, not sure how he could sell hoo...
by jcwillow777
Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:10 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: March Brown Flymph (swap flies)
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: March Brown Flymph (swap flies)

Wow, those are drop dead gorgeous!
by jcwillow777
Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Chadwicks 477
Replies: 26
Views: 2360

Re: Chadwicks 477

Variant wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:43 pm Another color worth looking at is Berroco Ultra Alpaca #62168 candy floss mix. It is a fine 3ply, 50% super fine alpaca and 50% Peruvian wool mix.

Lou
Thanks for the tip Lou. Just ordered some...
by jcwillow777
Sat Dec 10, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Chadwicks 477
Replies: 26
Views: 2360

Re: Chadwicks 477

I forgot that Letumgo sent me a sample of Berroco UAF1214, plus a few other colors of wool yarn a while back. Thanks! For those of you that were too late to get any of the Berroco UAF1214, here is a comparison of the Berroco UAF1214 vs the UAW6214. The color is almost identical, but the 6214 is thic...
by jcwillow777
Wed Nov 09, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Chadwicks 477
Replies: 26
Views: 2360

Re: Chadwicks 477

Just got my order. It is Berroco Steel Cut Oats, but not UAF1214, it's UAW6214. I didn't notice that til I got it. I guess I was hoping I hit the jackpot. Not seeing any pink in it, just tan. Not sure how this compares to UAF1214. I do have some Jaimeson's Spindrift 290 Oyster which is definitely mo...
by jcwillow777
Sun Nov 06, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Chadwicks 477
Replies: 26
Views: 2360

Re: Chadwicks 477

Yes the berroco steel cut oats seems to be by far the best substitute, at least according to a really good article I've read about it....problem is it's no longer in production either and I cand get my hands on any. And no the fish can't tell the difference in a lot of cases. You can tie the same f...
by jcwillow777
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Soft Hackles
Replies: 18
Views: 1691

Re: Soft Hackles

Swinging soft hackles is too much fun! I really haven't tried Euro nymphing very much, simply because I have really good success with soft hackles. My go to is an Orange Partridge. I started fishing a 3 fly team this year. Orange Partridge, Tups Indispensible Flymph and a Greenwell Spider, in that o...
by jcwillow777
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Swiftwater
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Swiftwater

Very cool set, nice job!