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by tie2fish
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Picric Dyed Mole Skin
Replies: 23
Views: 322

Re: Picric Dyed Mole Skin

Not only are Wasatch tools good looking and of high quality, but if anything does go wrong, the company owner will replace your tool with no questions asked. I had the ceramic tip come out of a bobbin holder and he sent me a new one the same day I contacted him. John, I echo Carl's recommendation fo...
by tie2fish
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Where to buy soft hackle bird skins
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Where to buy soft hackle bird skins

To my knowledge, Cookshill Fly Tying Materials in England offers the widest range of game bird skins and parts of any supplier, and, in my experience, their products are consistently of the highest quality. Owner/operator Steve gives personal attention to each customer that contacts him and maintain...
by tie2fish
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Where to buy soft hackle bird skins
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Where to buy soft hackle bird skins

Outside of Cookshill, the domestic source for European game bird skins and parts with which I am most familiar is Veniard, an English company that packages a relatively wide selection. They have three authorized USA distributors: Performance Flies (www.performanceflies.com) Tennessee Traditional Fli...
by tie2fish
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Purple. Partridge
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: Purple. Partridge

tie2fish wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:04 pm
Beautifully crafted. What brand is the silk?
How did you get it to shine?
by tie2fish
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Purple. Partridge
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: Purple. Partridge

Beautifully crafted. What brand is the silk?
by tie2fish
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Libertone's Genesee Jewel
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Libertone's Genesee Jewel

Thanks, gents.
by tie2fish
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Libertone's Genesee Jewel
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Libertone's Genesee Jewel

Ray's initiation of birthday greetings to Mark Libertone in memory of Mark's contributions to us, fly tying, and fly fishing art sent me straight away his section on Hans Weilenmann's website for a reviewing of his patterns. And since his "Genesee Jewel" was recently the centerpiece of an article by...
by tie2fish
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Bleaching herl
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Bleaching herl

Hope it was helpful, Mike. I would suggest that careful attention to what is happening while the herl is in the bleach solution is as important as is the bleach concentration. You need to have your neutralizing materials (vinegar solution) all ready and in close proximity. I would also suggest that ...
by tie2fish
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Couple more tying questions
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Couple more tying questions

Doug ~ North Country spiders are almost universally tied with just two thread layers, down and back as you describe. The old masters apparently did not feel that it was necessary to make their flies look "natural" (tapered body) -- only suggestive. As for hackle, it depends on what era you wish to e...
by tie2fish
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Bleaching herl
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Bleaching herl

Mike ~ This topic would fit well in the "Soft Hackle Materials" section. To answer your question, here's a post from s fontinalis on the flyfishingforum in May 2013: Re: bleaching herl instructions ? use 5% bleach solution - 5ml household bleach in 95ml water. dip the herl in the bleach, gently agit...