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by joaniebo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: YLI Silk thread junkie
Replies: 21
Views: 672

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

Years ago, Alec Jackson (former USA Pearsall's distributor) sent me the Pearsall's embroidery silk chart to pick the closest to Straw #2. Pearsall's lost the original recipes for it as well as the other unavailable colors. I got to keep the chart and I received box of a dozen #2 Straw gossamer reel...
by joaniebo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling source...
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Starling source...

Mike

I've purchased quite a few starling skins from US suppliers ove the years but have gone back to buying them from Cookshill. Might be more expensive but I think his skins are the best. Maybe there's a US company that imports his materials but I'm not sure.

Bob
by joaniebo
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: YLI Silk thread junkie
Replies: 21
Views: 672

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

I just did a rewrite of this info earlier this morning but listed all the Pearsall Gossamer colors that were available to me here in the USA. Can anyone update the missing YLI part numbers with "near certainty"? Thanks. Bob Pearsall Color Number - YLI Color Number 1 White - WHT White 2 Straw - 213 P...
by joaniebo
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Visiting John Shaner (Fly Tying Historian)
Replies: 41
Views: 18990

Re: Visiting John Shaner (Fly Tying Historian)

Regarding the Chadwick's 477 wool color, I just checked my card of 477 against the posted photo and it (the photo) is really pretty close. It may show just a touch more red but I might attribute that to the magnification. I've seen quite a few subs and the closest came from Veniard, which I purchas...
by joaniebo
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies
Replies: 38
Views: 1755

Re: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies

Received my Cutcliffe book by Paul Gaskell. Now where the heck do I get dyed Bullock's fur? ....and what the heck is a Bullock anyway? (Any sub available here Stateside?) I believe it is a Bullock is a castrated male bull or ox. I was hoping it WASN'T that. Looks like another "Tup's" dubbing all ov...
by joaniebo
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies
Replies: 38
Views: 1755

Re: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies

Received my Cutcliffe book by Paul Gaskell. Now where the heck do I get dyed Bullock's fur? ....and what the heck is a Bullock anyway? (Any sub available here Stateside?)
by joaniebo
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Hackle Folding Tool
Replies: 27
Views: 1133

Re: Hackle Folding Tool

I need to read this a couple times to fully understand, but sound like a fun exercise. Thank you for sharing. ;) Cut a straw 1 1/2" long; 45 degree angle at one end flat of the other; full slit at bottom of the 45 degree angle; cut a little V-notch in slit at bottom of angle. Will try to take a pic.
by joaniebo
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Hackle Folding Tool
Replies: 27
Views: 1133

Re: Hackle Folding Tool

For quite a few years, a friend and I were invitied to tie flies at the "Celebration of Fly Tying" event that used to be held in Grand Rapids, MI. During the fly tying, we used a small "tool(?)" to hold back the hackles before doing a whip finish. It never failed that during each event, quite a few ...
by joaniebo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Blue Dun Hen Hackle
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Blue Dun Hen Hackle

I have no idea what a "true" blue dun hackle might look like. But years ago, I bought several shades of "grey / gray" hen capes from the Feather Emporium (I know, lots of people do not like this company). By that, I mean what I woukd call "light, medium or darker" shades of the color. I've used them...
by joaniebo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies
Replies: 38
Views: 1755

Re: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies

Thanks for the link. Just ordered a copy.