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by William Anderson
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:54 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 maintai...
by William Anderson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hook color
Replies: 23
Views: 5727

Re: Hook color

Nothing against the elderly among us, but let’s not get carried away. :roll:
by William Anderson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Purple. Partridge
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Purple. Partridge

That’s a devastating little spider. Beautiful job with the heel head.
by William Anderson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hook rants and other nonsense
Replies: 35
Views: 842

Re: Hook rants and other nonsense

I think ages is getting to me... I definitely prefer bronze hooks versus black nickle hooks. Maybe it is age, me too am older than last week, but I have the same preference for bronze hooks. I bet your experience is much more vast than mine, but confidence doesn't need to be based on science. In al...
by William Anderson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hook color
Replies: 23
Views: 5727

Re: Hook color

Geez, I was a chatty monkey in 2013. I don’t use that many words in month lately. :D (that’s true)
by William Anderson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Soft-hackle caddis
Replies: 20
Views: 381

Re: Soft-hackle caddis

Phil, good to see you here again. I hope your water has been treating you well. That Starling and Her is exactly right. That's a fantastic fly to have as a dropper most of the time. It's almost always that or a Stewart's spider. I like the red tying thread as well.
by William Anderson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Libertone's Genesee Jewel
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Libertone's Genesee Jewel

Bill, that's a strong sample for a Genesee Jewel. I tied a few of these years ago after seeing Mark's version. He used to say he would pair this with a darker wet fly year round as a search pattern and being new to the sport I took it as gospel. I learned to not put too much faith in what people say...
by William Anderson
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Old Master per Pritt
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: Old Master per Pritt

Some brilliant examples of a serious classic. This fly is just so compelling with the subtle shade shifts. John, I'm not sure where you found that pic but thanks for posting it. My favorite threads are the ones where we pile on several takes of a specific fly for compare and contrast. This is certai...
by William Anderson
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Old Master per Pritt
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: Old Master per Pritt

Bill, that's an exceptional example of that fly, per usual. I know there was some very interesting take on this fly by Rob Smith at one of his presentations in Lancaster last year. I wish he were here to comment. Beyond just the sheer beauty of this fly, I can't imagine what might be added. I looked...
by William Anderson
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Spider fishing video.
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Spider fishing video.

geez. I'm dying to get on a stretch like this and for this wet weather to give us a break, but with a hurricane on the way, I'm looking at another couple weeks that seem to offer no relief. What a nice video.