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by RobSmith1964
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: North Country Hackles and Subs
Replies: 4
Views: 2750

North Country Hackles and Subs

The one question I always get asked at tying shows and presentations. Is always regarding substitute hackles for north country flies. So, with that in mind I have started to film a small series of videos about this very subject. The videos will be on both Partridge Hooks and my own YouTube channel. ...
by RobSmith1964
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: A Very Dumb Question -
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: A Very Dumb Question -

Bob, The grayling season and the trout season overlap here in the UK until the trout season ends in late Sept. The Grayling season starts in 16th June and runs till until the beginning of March. If you catch trout out of season you must of course put them back safe and sound, and the same applies fo...
by RobSmith1964
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution
Replies: 23
Views: 3111

Brown Owl Hackle Substitution

Some thoughts on the seemingly impossible conundrum of a suitable substitution to the Brown Owl hackle.
https://www.theslidingstream.net/the-brown-owl/
by RobSmith1964
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Something for the Historians
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Something for the Historians

Pull up a chair, pour yourself a nice drink. And watch some north country fly history being unveiled. It was a great thrill to share this with Paul in front of the cameras, and hope you guys also share the thrill. John Shaner knows this pub well! https://fishingdiscoveries.com/pearsalls-gossamer-sil...
by RobSmith1964
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Edmonds & Lee
Replies: 17
Views: 3506

Edmonds & Lee

https://www.54deanstreet.it/blog/blog-1/post/brook-and-river-trouting-edmonds-and-lee-16?fbclid=IwAR2GZut5_ktD-13jipgkLYCYEZZt2LsPxxici_b0eclK85HSsTPoDMwWObs I enjoyed Andrew’s article, though I found it somewhat incomplete, and racked with errors. I won’t comment on whether Mr Skues would have fou...
by RobSmith1964
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: PEARSALL'S IS BACK!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3839

Re: PEARSALL'S IS BACK!!!

Marketing bullshit. It is simply impossible to match the colours of silk based on photograph of silks taken in 1915, and then reproduced on a pretty basic standard of paper.
by RobSmith1964
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: North Country spider article
Replies: 138
Views: 19414

Re: North Country spider article

The notion that the Treatyse was written by a nun, is a troubling one. Whilst women’s patronage of the various religious centres in England has a strong tradition, particularly in the 12th century. With women active as patrons of prayers and religious books, which required comparatively small amount...
by RobSmith1964
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: North Country spider article
Replies: 138
Views: 19414

Re: North Country spider article

Andrew, I'm fully OK with anything you want to post. I'm not sure what email you are taking about, as I haven't posted any email, but never the matter. There is no personal animosity on my part, and I will be delighted to share a drink with you. Of course the real arguments will come when we have to...