Search found 103 matches

by bearbutt
Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:05 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: CELLIRE thinner
Replies: 5
Views: 1975

Re: CELLIRE thinner

wsbailey wrote: Mon Jan 29, 2024 12:06 pm What about shipping flammable liquids from the UK?
Like I said, just ask around a bit--surface shipping takes a longish while, but I can say it's worth the wait.

bb
by bearbutt
Mon Jan 29, 2024 8:21 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: CELLIRE thinner
Replies: 5
Views: 1975

Re: CELLIRE thinner

Lou, Dana-- You can still get Cellire, Unitit thinner, and Liquid Wax from UK sellers--just ask around a bit. I recently added to my stash so I have enough for the next five years or so. https://i.postimg.cc/XX6bKRq8/IMG_4861.jpg Like Dana says, there's Tuleone in Unitit--also methyl acetate in the ...
by bearbutt
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Tools?
Replies: 15
Views: 5641

Re: Tools?

Small hair stackers for making size 14-22 Haystacks--made from pen caps.

bb

Image
by bearbutt
Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Head Cement; I need a New Source
Replies: 37
Views: 17484

Re: Head Cement; I need a New Source

Cellire is varnish and here is the gold standard of varnish. I'm no chemist, but Cellire and Spar Varnish are as far as I can tell very different things. Man-o-War spar has a mineral spirits base; Cellire has toluene. Perhaps someone which a chemical engineering background can explain this with mor...
by bearbutt
Sun Feb 20, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Protected Bird Species
Replies: 8
Views: 3708

Re: Protected Bird Species

Can you imagine how many fly tyers would be jailed for owning any one of these species? Probably none--as I don't know a single tier who doesn't have a number of these species. However, if a fly shop was to sell these without documented sources--uh-oh. It was Herter's selling smuggled jungle cock i...
by bearbutt
Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pattern question
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Re: Pattern question

LOL about the creamsicle.

Doug, the box came from Quebec--which as you say does give a context (and which might explain why some patterns seem to have a UK influence and others Catskill....). These look to be size 14.

bb
by bearbutt
Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pattern question
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Re: Pattern question

Thanks, Kevin--yeah, those Dorotheas! LOL. I always find lots of Frankenflies and quirky stuff in old boxes--but these stopped me in my tracks because they were well tied, consistently tied, and the other flies in the box were likewise very well done--so there was something deliberate about them, wh...
by bearbutt
Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pattern question
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Re: Pattern question

Thanks, Ray. All of the flies in the box were very well tied--these were in the same row as the mystery flies:

Image

I'm thinking UK-something--but we will see.

bb
by bearbutt
Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pattern question
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Pattern question

Is anyone familiar with this pattern?

Image

They came out of a A&F Wheatley swing leaf box--with flies from the 1930s -1950s or so. I'm stumped on this one. Any thoughts?

bb
by bearbutt
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Old Partridge Hooks
Replies: 18
Views: 21894

Re: Old Partridge Hooks

Those look like older E1A dry fly hooks, circa 1975-80. The pic from Whitetail is a modern hook and isn't anywhere near the original. Yes, John, agreed: I made the same two points when I replied to Jay's query on the Bamboo Boards, and posted some relevant pics too--we're also in general agreement ...