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by Oenophileangler
Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Thread Keeper
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Thread Keeper

I've got a lifetime supply of NZ indicator stuff as well. But, to be honest, I prefer using the Dorsey indicator system.

Dale
by Oenophileangler
Sun Oct 02, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Thread Keeper
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Thread Keeper

I use Rite Bobbin holders. I usually leave a bobbin of thread in the bobbin holder when I'm done with my session. But there is a "tag" end of the thread. I tried using some small O-rings to hold the end but none ever worked well, including a Wapsi product, which was difficult to attach. Th...
by Oenophileangler
Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Tutorials & Step-by-Steps (SBS) Posts
Replies: 17
Views: 39033

Re: Tutorials & Step-by-Steps (SBS) Posts

Just an update. I was searching for the original ukflydressing article on dubbing, but all other links failed. For now, at least, this link works. A very comprehensive guide. https://www.elmerfishing.com/index.php/fly-tying/flytying-articles/315-the-complete-guide-to-dubbing?showall=1&limitstart...
by Oenophileangler
Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 70
Views: 64774

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

DUBBN wrote: Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:08 pm No Ray, its the fluff at the bottom of any Dun, Brown, or natural Brahma hackle. Rooster or hen. I apply it in a split thread.
Wow, zero waste! I like that!

Dale
by Oenophileangler
Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: French silk thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1485

Re: French silk thread

Thanks, Ray! The picture of the Uni and Kimono spools is very useful.

Dale
by Oenophileangler
Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: French silk thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1485

Re: French silk thread

Does anyone know if the smaller "non-cone" Kimono Silk spools fit standard bobbins? I know that the cone spools are too big.

Dale
by Oenophileangler
Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: French silk thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1485

Re: French silk thread

Also, the Ephemera Floss spools have only 30m. The thread has 100m.

Dale
by Oenophileangler
Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: French silk thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1485

Re: French silk thread

IMG_4716.jpg From top to bottom, Ephemera Silk thread , Ephemera Silk floss , and Semperfli Silk thread. Grossly, you can see that the Ephemera Floss is thicker than the two threads. But you can cord it up so that it is about the same size as the Semperfli Pure Silk thread, when tied on the hook. I...
by Oenophileangler
Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: French silk thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1485

Re: French silk thread

https://flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=9963#p111173 I tied the above using Ephemera floss. Silk does have a sheen that I really like. I don't think you can really compare the thickness of this floss with Pearsall's Gossamer thread. The floss is much thicker. Older posts here compare Pears...
by Oenophileangler
Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: French silk thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1485

Re: French silk thread

Hi DarrellP,

I went to the Feather-Craft.com site, and found the Ovale Ephemera Silk Floss. Is that what you're referring to?

Thanks, Dale