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by PhilA
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 26
Views: 2337

Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

The dramatic color change is in unwaxed thread. Once silk is well waxed it seldom changes color when in water. It’s common in Salmon flies to use a white underbody so the over wrapped colors appear more brilliant when wet. It’s always a good idea to test a new pattern under water to see if it’s the...
by PhilA
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 26
Views: 2337

Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

I look forward to the pictures comparing thread colors on the wooden spools versus the plastic spools. Tight Lines- Ken Ken, Other than the old and new No.15 shown in the color chart, these are the only other Gossamers for which I have both old wooden and new plastic spools. https://i.imgur.com/gCw...
by PhilA
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 26
Views: 2337

Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Why does "Claret" have 2 different numbers (# 14) and (#191)? Claret (#191) actually looks like the twin brother of "Cardinal Red" (#12); it looks nothing like Claret (#14). When did this color change happen? When did #15 (New) Dark Claret replace #15 (Old) Maroon? Are there any differences in the ...
by PhilA
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 26
Views: 2337

Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Ray, Stefan, and Mikael Modig posted here in 2011 a thoroughly excellent color chart of Pearsall's Gossamer silk threads (https://flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1863). I've consulted it many times over the years but have often thought that a useful complement to the chart would be showing both...
by PhilA
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: History writings on caddisflies
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: History writings on caddisflies

John,
Rusty, whom we both know, wrote a column recently about how caddisflies were not given their deserved attention until recent decades. The piece includes some history of caddis imitations. Have a look at:
https://www.swtu.org/2019/02/08/lafonta ... rkle-pupa/

Phil
by PhilA
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Greentail
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: Greentail

John, The Greentail (a.k.a. Green Tail) goes waaaaay back, and an "accurate" dressing depends on who wrote the book. Yours is certainly recognizeable as as a Green Tail. The earliest Green Tail recipes were winged flies, but if you're wanting a wingless wet, Pritt's recipe copied above by Bob would ...
by PhilA
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)
Replies: 21
Views: 1399

Re: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)

ForumGhillie wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:58 am
Ray, these are Winger patches from Feather Emporium... I forgot I had these until I read this.
Ray and John,
That's it ... Winger Patches. Yesterday I searched Dave's web site for "winging patches", but found nothing. Looks like they are still available in lots of colors.
by PhilA
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies
Replies: 28
Views: 3945

Re: Shuck wax and pre-dubbed bodies

If my 722 can't be brought back to life I guess I need some more. Great Feathers does not have any for sale. They seem to have less and less products for sale based on the size of their website about 5 years ago. Several different tying waxes, including 6-2-1, 7-2-1, and 7-2-2 formulas, are availab...
by PhilA
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)
Replies: 21
Views: 1399

Re: Emma Variant (Gunnar Johnson Flympher Pattern)

Dana - I was hoping you would chime in with the background on the hackle. Thank you. Do you know why they are called “Knee” hackle. Do these feathers come from the legs (thigh region) of the chickens? They are beautiful little soft hackle feathers. Very soft and webby, with nice dark barring. I thi...
by PhilA
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Coch - y - Bondhu
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Coch - y - Bondhu

Beautiful! I especially like the medium C-y-B capes. Perhaps you could show us your range of furnace hen capes?

Phil