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by BrooksnBrowns
Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:38 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Sink tip line
Replies: 19
Views: 6061

Re: Sink tip line

An intermediate line always works well for me. Barrio has a good one.
by BrooksnBrowns
Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: My 1st Wooden-spool Pearsall's Gossamer
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Re: My 1st Wooden-spool Pearsall's Gossamer

Pretty sure I got some spools from the same guy. Bought a few but the elusive #4 Yellow was my great score on the lot. I prefer the wooden spools as I feel the colors are more vibrant than the plastic spooled ones. As for color variations I have four #18 Highlander Green and they are all a different...
by BrooksnBrowns
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Color Chart
Replies: 54
Views: 53608

Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

Is anyone familiar with the Langley Superfine Silk? Is it Pearsall’s under a different name or different altogether?

I have a spool with the color code LT1423. Looks like Primrose to me.

Thanks
by BrooksnBrowns
Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Tutorial/SBS - Tying One of V.S. "Pete" Hidy's Flymphs
Replies: 5
Views: 24776

Re: Tutorial/SBS - Tying One of V.S. "Pete" Hidy's Flymphs

Ray,

Great looking flies. I like how you managed the tapered body. Mine tend to be of the straight variety. Going to give your method a go to get that same ‘cigar’ affect.

By first glance of the picture that Lance provided my guess is that the tail is furnace hen.
by BrooksnBrowns
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Wet Fly Fishing (1960 Sports Illustrated Magazine)
Replies: 13
Views: 9331

Re: Wet Fly Fishing (1960 Sports Illustrated Magazine)

Mine smells like an old wet blanket. Maybe it was the paper they used. However it is a prized book and one of my favorites.
by BrooksnBrowns
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & Purple (Warning: It has a Bead)!
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

Re: Starling & Purple (Warning: It has a Bead)!

Hi. The glass bead Is interesting. Does it mimic an air bubble or does it serve some other purpose?
by BrooksnBrowns
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Highlander Green Alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 2731

Re: Highlander Green Alternative

Or you could just get gossamer in green from Jim Slattery.
by BrooksnBrowns
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Metz Hen Capes
Replies: 23
Views: 6510

Re: Metz Hen Capes

Just received a Metz honey dun from Jim. Also a #3 rooster in Cree. Both are Very Nice. Can’t wait to try them out. I just need a pattern suggestion or two. Shipped West Yellowstone on the 26th, arrived NE Pennsylvania on the 5th. I really wasn’t expecting it any sooner since the postal service is h...