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by driftless
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: your honest opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: your honest opinion

I agree with Ron. Nice job. Can't beat hare's ear for the body and partridge for the hackle! Try it in a #16, too!!
by driftless
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Slattery's Triple Threat
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: Slattery's Triple Threat

Thank you for posting a link to the pattern. Can't wait to get a few of these on the stream!!!

Awesome looking fly.
by driftless
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Been a while, photo intensive open at own risk ;)
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Been a while, photo intensive open at own risk ;)

Well done, sir.

The bodies on those flies are particularly nicely done. Love 'em!!

Paul
by driftless
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: YLI 6b Alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: YLI 6b Alternative

Hi Bob,

I don't think you'll find an acceptable 6b sub in YLI thread.
by driftless
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: YLI 6b Alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: YLI 6b Alternative

Bob,

It's Kimono Silk Thread #370 Teriyaki. 220 Yd. spool for under six bucks online. Good stuff!!!

Paul
by driftless
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill
Replies: 34
Views: 2742

Re: Fresh New York city sidewalk kill

Nothing like a nice morning fry. It's standard fare on our visits to Ireland and can easily hold you up until tea (or Guinness time) if you are on your feet or touring somewhere. Good tea is essential. Barry's, readily available here in the States, is excellent and is our "house" tea here in Wiscons...
by driftless
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: CDC and Seal Emergers (concept flies)
Replies: 18
Views: 1370

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: 6111

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: 6111

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: 1830

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...