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by daringduffer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Greenwells Glory
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Greenwells Glory

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

dd
by daringduffer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Australian possum dubbing
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Australian possum dubbing

Playing with dubbing is very rewarding. I enjoy it very much. It's almost a hobby in itself.

dd
by daringduffer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Vincent Marinaro Wet Flies
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: Vincent Marinaro Wet Flies

Edgar Sealey and Partridge made most of Veniard's hooks I have been told. They came in folded paper packages in larger quantities and in elegant little rice paper envelopes when you bought 25. I still have many of them left and the crinkly feel of the paper is a pleasant memory from my early fly ty...
by daringduffer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Vincent Marinaro Wet Flies
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: Vincent Marinaro Wet Flies

I wonder where Veniard sourced those hooks? Ought to be from Redditch but might be from different makers.
I like the top fly the most and agree on the beauty of the round bend hook.

dd
by daringduffer
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Grayling Witch
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Grayling Witch

Now you are talking! Excellent fly. Roger Woolley used red floss. For a very long time either floss or yarn have been used for those 'fancy flies'. And feather fibres too. RW doesn't mention colour of tying silk.

dd

Edit. RW suggests 'flat silver'.
by daringduffer
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Grayling Witch
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Grayling Witch

This is a fine fly. Roger Woolley, the originator, also included a rib of flat silver. Sometimes this more muted version might be successful. You pick very good patterns. When I just checked his 'Modern Trout Fly Dressing' I found that he tied Rolt's Witch with peacock herl. Rolt himself tied it wit...
by daringduffer
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson Soft Hackles
Replies: 23
Views: 1185

Re: Hendrickson Soft Hackles

This seller offers Golden Plover skins once in a while:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Snipe-Full-S ... Swm8ZdrewH

I have bought snipe and wild wabbit from him that have been of good quality. I bought my plover from Cookshill.

dd
by daringduffer
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies

https://ia802906.us.archive.org/19/items/artoftroutfishin00cutcrich/artoftroutfishin00cutcrich.pdf There you have his book as PDF (you can choose other formats if you wish to). I hate reading books from a screen. If my memory is to trust, Cutcliffe used rooster hackles in order to avoid them to col...
by daringduffer
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Color Chart
Replies: 55
Views: 7637

Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

This is a link to a conversion chart by Rob Smith from that other forum. https://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/476811-pearsalls-silk-alternative-post2493138.html#post2493138 https://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying-forum/476811-pearsalls-silk-alternative-2.html https://i.imgur.com/Fezh28l.jpg dd
by daringduffer
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Color Chart
Replies: 55
Views: 7637

Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

This chart is different: http://www.ftscotland.co.uk/gallery/temp/pearsal-silk-colours-001.jpg No 2, Straw No 4, Light Yellow No 6B, Sherry Spinner No 10, Ash Those are some of the differences. No 7, Blue in gossamer. You find the rest. (No doesn't mean number, it means no. See?). dd Edit: Link to s...