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by driftless
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)
Replies: 18
Views: 516

Re: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)

I use a bag clip. Works fine & is cheap.
by driftless
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 34
Views: 1559

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Yes, those larger bobbins are a pain. I've found that judicious use of needle-nose pliers to re-shape the shorter bobbins works well. I've done it on a couple bobbins & use those for the YLI & Kimono silk spools.
by driftless
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 34
Views: 1559

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Thank you, Carl. Well done!!


Paul
by driftless
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk
Replies: 27
Views: 1071

Re: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk

Even Pearsall's did not stick with their "original colors". Subtle changes were made over the years. The silks available from YLI & Kimono are close enough to Pearsall's colors to not make any difference at all. Close enough is good enough in horseshoes, hand grenades ...and Pearsall's colors. The t...
by driftless
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling source...
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Starling source...

Mike,

I get a lot of stuff from J. Stockard.

...or if you have a bb gun, you know....

Paul
by driftless
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Color Chart
Replies: 56
Views: 10639

Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

Thanks Rob, very revealing.

Here we've been working hard attempting to "match" Pearsall's original colors & they haven't even been doing it themselves.

Close enough is good enough, even in Horseshoes & Hand Grenades … and Pearsall's colors. ;)
by driftless
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: YLI Silk thread junkie
Replies: 21
Views: 693

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

Nice one, John. Also, Kimono Silk #367 "Teriyaki" is a good sub for Pearsall's 6B, Sherry Spinner.
by driftless
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk
Replies: 27
Views: 1071

Re: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk

Well said, Dana.
by driftless
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk
Replies: 27
Views: 1071

Re: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk

I agree. The YLI & Kimono threads are excellent & a good value for us flymphers.

-from southwestern cheeselandia,

Paul
by driftless
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?
Replies: 39
Views: 1858

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

# 370 Teriyaki. Yes, that's it!! I got mine from Superior Threads, a 220 yard spool, forgot what I paid.

John, Phil has already dumped a bunch of wire on me. I don't want to be pushy :lol: