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by joaniebo
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Good source for soft hackle materials
Replies: 19
Views: 8099

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: 8099

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: 8099

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: 8099

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...
by joaniebo
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Leaders for Swing Wets
Replies: 27
Views: 15036

Re: Leaders for Swing Wets

John For many years, I have been using Maxima Ultragreen when I tie my own leaders ... using Oliver Kite's leader formula (or as close as I can get to it) of 20# (54"), 12# (10"), 6# (10"), 5# (10")& 4# (36"). I usually fish only two flies at a time tying the second fly to the hook bend of the first...
by joaniebo
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: English Grouse & Woodcock Hackles
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

English Grouse & Woodcock Hackles

Although I can see the slight difference in the English Grouse and Woodcock hackles (on the wing), it's getting more and more difficult for me to tell the difference once the hackles are dressed onto to a hook. Call it age, eye sight, or whatever, but I do think that either / both are pretty much in...
by joaniebo
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Stewart's Spider
Replies: 9
Views: 2570

Re: Stewart's Spider

Bill

I often tie in starling hackles by the stem and really like the way the fuzzy stuff adds to the fly. Nice dressing.

Bob
by joaniebo
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Woodcock Diver
Replies: 9
Views: 2589

Re: Woodcock Diver

Would be nice with or without the bead. From the coloring of the pic, almost looks like Golden Plover hackle.
by joaniebo
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Winged Starling and Purple
Replies: 10
Views: 4909

Re: Winged Starling and Purple

From W. C. Stewart's book, “The Practical Angler or The Art of Trout-Fishing More Particularly Applied to Clear Water” : " Dressing a spider is a much simpler operation than dressing a fly, and therefore it is better to begin with it. Having selected a thread of gut and a hook, the next thing is to ...
by joaniebo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Anyone have Plover or Snipe they want sell?
Replies: 16
Views: 7905

Re: Anyone have Plover or Snipe they want sell?

Take a look at Cookshill's Facebook page and look at the Golden Plover skins that were available (they're all taken already). I believe that Steve Cooper may also have some snipe availabe in a limited quantity.