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by FlyFisherMann1955
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Sparsely tied & sweetly fished
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Sparsely tied & sweetly fished

Stephen,

Is the rod/fish picture from your recent trip to the Lower Mt Fork?

Tight Lines- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Brown Hackles
Replies: 16
Views: 346

Re: Brown Hackles

DUBBN wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:32 pm
If I could only have one flavor of Soft Hackle it would be hen Brown. Even over Partridge
Wow--this should spark some good discussion!

What about starling, snipe, or golden plover?

Tight Lines- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute
Replies: 21
Views: 898

Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Kevin, Like others, I've been waiting to see these photos! I agree with your assessment; side-by-side they look interchangeable. Especially when you consider you're comparing new Morus silk to Pearsall's silk that could be 5 years old, but could also be 30 years old. Looking forward to seeing some f...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?
Replies: 28
Views: 557

Re: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?

Over on the Classic Fly Rod (Bamboo) Forum, there is a long-running (multi-year) post about Chadwick's 477 and its substitutes. Complete with pictures and names you will recognize................ Look here: http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=85951&hilit=chadwick%27s+477 Tight L...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Sanctuary
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Sanctuary

Norm,

Absolutely beautiful!

What are you using for "head cement"?

Thanks- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A couple Hughes' lymphs
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: A couple Hughes' lymphs

Carl,

I can't decide if I've more impressed with your tying skills or your photography skills!

Tight Lines- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Light Snipe & Yellow
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Light Snipe & Yellow

From Leisenring & Hidy's The Art of Tying the Wet Fly & Fishing the Flymph:

Light Snipe & Yellow:
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Hook: Size 14 1 XL
Body: Pearsall's Gossamer
It calls for Primrose (#3), but I used Yellow (Lemon) (#5)
Hackle: Snipe

Tight Lines- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute
Replies: 21
Views: 898

Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Kevin,

I appreciate the update and anticipate many here are looking forward to your review, comments, and side-by-side pictures of these spools of silk and whatever colors of Pearsall's Gossamer you have acquired.

Tight Lines- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?
Replies: 29
Views: 931

Re: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?

Once again--thanks to everyone who commented about the "color identity" of my new spool of Pearsall's Gossamer. I received 2 samples of Pearsall's Gossamer from Phil Anderson. Neatly presented, side-by side on a small card and labeled: #6b Sherry Spinner and #32 Classic Chestnut. Thanks Phil! Now I'...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?
Replies: 29
Views: 931

Re: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?

Gentlemen, Excellent exchange of info and learning experience. I appreciate all of you sharing your thoughts, knowledge, and experience. In the 10 months I've been active on this Forum, I've learned a lot and met some great people. It was Jim Payne who used Java Brown and Yellow (Lemon) for wrapping...