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by joaniebo
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Edmonds' & Lee's March Brown #8b
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Re: Edmonds' & Lee's March Brown #8b

William I love the colors used and the blending of the colors in E & L's March Brown. The European Snipe Rump Feathers have a distinctly different coloring and texture when compared to a Snipe's wing feathers / hackles and in some ways, appear to be close to a Golden Plover's feathers. Speaking of S...
by joaniebo
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: What's your favorite hook?
Replies: 42
Views: 15730

Re: What's your favorite hook?

Re: Partridge hooks, many of the old (and I mean OLD), Capt. Hamilton hooks can be obtained from Richard Jefferies, who now lives in France. I've purchased quite a few different Partridge hooks from Richard for well over 10+ years and have never had a problem with the trout hooks that I get from him...
by joaniebo
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Edmonds' & Lee's March Brown #8b
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Edmonds' & Lee's March Brown #8b

Probably my favorite North Country spider is the #8b from "Brook & River Trouting" by Edmonds & Lee using Snipe rump feathers for both the tail and hackle. (I used more than "Two strands from a feather from a Snipe's rump...." ) No. 8b March Brown Ephemeridae Hook 2 or 3 Wings - Hackled with a mottl...
by joaniebo
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: What's your favorite hook?
Replies: 42
Views: 15730

Re: What's your favorite hook?

Barry

I mostly use Daiichi 1550 or 1530 wet fly hooks and sometimes Mustad 3906 or 3906b hooks. Also old Partridge Capt. Hamilton hooks that I get from Richard Jefferies in France.

Bob
by joaniebo
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A Series of Comets
Replies: 15
Views: 6626

Re: A Series of Comets

Bill

Need anyone to test these for you? :>)

Bob
by joaniebo
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Good source for soft hackle materials
Replies: 19
Views: 8003

Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Ray

Sent you a PM (my reponse was probably too long to post)!

Bob
by joaniebo
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Good source for soft hackle materials
Replies: 19
Views: 8003

Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Received my package today from Cookshill. 10 days from date of shipment to receiving the wings. I should be set now for the season.
by joaniebo
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Good source for soft hackle materials
Replies: 19
Views: 8003

Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Ray

In the past year or so, I've probably given away at least 8 - 10 partridge skins that had bare spots near the neck and the rest of the skin was intact.

Bob
by joaniebo
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Good source for soft hackle materials
Replies: 19
Views: 8003

Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Bob I also like the English Red Grouse and have several sets of English Red Grouse and Woodcock wings that I obtained from either Ellis Slater and / or Steve Cooper (Cookshill). For the past several years, I've been getting my Partridge skins from an Orvis store (I know the manager). He orders sever...
by joaniebo
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Good source for soft hackle materials
Replies: 19
Views: 8003

Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

For quite a few years, a friend in Europe used to send me soft hackle materials he purchased from Ellis Slater, who, unfortunately has since passed away. So, several years ago, I started ordering materials directly from Cookshill in the UK sending Steve Cooper a list of what I wanted and then paying...