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by PhilA
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Phil Anderson's magic
Replies: 34
Views: 2537

Re: Phil Anderson's magic

I am fascinated by that Neversink Skater. If Bearbutt (Joe G) tied it my compliments it is gorgeous. Tom ;) Tom, My understanding is that the Bivisible Skater Joe is about to kiss in that photo was tied by Hewitt. However, Joe tied the box of four Skaters. I think he searched the world over for spa...
by PhilA
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Phil Anderson's magic
Replies: 34
Views: 2537

Re: Phil Anderson's magic

BTW, I am already plotting my secret pattern for next Badger Spring Opener. Uh-oh. I inadvertently threw down the gauntlet concerning "Name That Fly". We're probably in for trouble next year. Something very, very obscure. If the cards are signed by PhilA the values go up dramatically!! ;) Remember,...
by PhilA
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Phil Anderson's magic
Replies: 34
Views: 2537

Re: Phil Anderson's magic

The Badger Fly Fishers Spring Opener is always enjoyable, but yesterday's iteration was over-the-top fun. John S. (the Forum Ghillie), Joe G. (Mr. Bearbutt), and several others drove long distances to attend the festivities. Thank you for making the day so memorable Such gatherings bring a lot of fr...
by PhilA
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Color Chart
Replies: 55
Views: 7644

Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

ronr, Pearsall's made several different silk threads for stitching, embroidery, rod building, fly tying, etc. The two Pearsall's threads used most often for fly tying and rod wrapping are Gossamer and Naples. Pearsall's Gossamer is 126 denier, which is an industry standard measure of thread size rel...
by PhilA
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Silk question
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: Silk question

This is a brand of silk thread that might have potential. I've never seen it mentioned. https://pipers-silks.com/buying-guide/split-cane-fishing-rod-builders-restorers I've used Pipers Silks, and my opinion is a bit mixed. They offer a wide range of silk threads, and I've only tied with smaller siz...
by PhilA
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge & Yellow
Replies: 52
Views: 3528

Re: Partridge & Yellow

dd, Thanks for that link and the correction about coch-y-bonddu dates. A fly identical to the Coch-y-Bonddu (peacock body, red-black hackle) goes under many different names well back into the 1700s. But, the name for the hackle and the Coch-y-Bonddu fly itself came later. The only thing more confusi...
by PhilA
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge & Yellow
Replies: 52
Views: 3528

Re: Partridge & Yellow

Do you know how the wing would be tied? A split wing indicates a upright wing, on a wet fly? Cochybondu yet again, I assume it was plentiful back then as was the Spey chicken. Barry Barry, My understanding is that the original tie had divided wings, but whether they were upright or swept backwards ...
by PhilA
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge & Yellow
Replies: 52
Views: 3528

Re: Partridge & Yellow

The closest recipe I know of as the authentic original Greenwell's Glory is in Ewen Tod's 1903 book Wet-Fly Fishing Treated Methodically . Although the book was published 50 years after that fateful day on the River Tweed, Tod states that he obtained the pattern directly from Canon Greenwell himself...
by PhilA
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge & Yellow
Replies: 52
Views: 3528

Re: Partridge & Yellow

Any idea what year the right worshipful Greenwell invented the fly named after him? Is there a published dressing from him? Origins of the Greenwell's Glory is well chronicled in several books, and the story is quite entertaining. Here is a short version online: https://www.swtu.org/2018/02/08/gree...
by PhilA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber
Replies: 71
Views: 20440

Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

I haven't made many blocks in the past couple years and I'm out of finished blocks besides a couple that I owe people. I am working on them. I just found a couple pics I took when I was doing more of the exotic woods and thought I would share them... William, That's a magnificent photo! Block No. M...