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by Bazzer69
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Color Chart
Replies: 56
Views: 11529

Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

Here is. Pearsalls colour chart I found recently. It’s for embroidery silks but interestingly enough all the colour patches are of real silk thread. However none of the numbers seem to relate to Gossamer thread. I’m amazed at the large numbers of shades!
Barry
by Bazzer69
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Worth Reading
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Worth Reading

I’ve tyed a few of his patterns in the past, time for some more!
by Bazzer69
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bead Thoraxed Soft Hackled Nymphs
Replies: 20
Views: 1306

Re: Bead Thoraxed Soft Hackled Nymphs

Ray I really don't know the correct answer to your question, as I started with gold beads and have used them ever since. I did try a few with a clear or red colored glass bead but I hesitated since the glass beads might break in the fish's mouth which I didn't want to happen. A silver bead might ve...
by Bazzer69
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Flash
Replies: 26
Views: 1885

Re: Grouse and Flash

Nice to see such a beautiful fish rising from the Sacramento. Baz, are there any lingering issues from the Dunsmuir spill still affecting the waters there? Alan Petrucci (SSR) ties a wonderful little Grouse and Flash that I've stolen and it works wonderfully on the small stream brookies up here. It...
by Bazzer69
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Killer Tups softhackle
Replies: 30
Views: 6476

Re: Killer Tups softhackle

Barry - Can you elaborate on your hook comments? I’d like to hear more about why you would choose one versus another. Advantages/disadvantages/reasoning. ;) Very easy. The first is just looks, soft hackles have been tied on shorter shanked hooks for ever. Check out Davie McPhail he uses a normal le...
by Bazzer69
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Killer Tups softhackle
Replies: 30
Views: 6476

Re: Killer Tups softhackle

This is one I would give a try, dunno about the curved hook though, I would tie it in a spider short shank hook such as those from partridge
Barry
by Bazzer69
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups
Replies: 22
Views: 1403

Re: Tups

Ps, I’m blending a batch of Tups dubbing using the original recipe, if someone what’s a little contact me, I’m happy to share with a few!
Barry
by Bazzer69
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups
Replies: 22
Views: 1403

Re: Tups

Fly tying is a great pastime, or in my case a necessity to fish with. For those who don’t know, in the U.K. there are fly tying clubs. I belonged to a couple and surprisingly enough many of the members don’t fish. It’s a art form, so tying new patterns is often very pleasing to the eye, but don’t co...
by Bazzer69
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?
Replies: 29
Views: 1413

Re: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?

The Oyster is a very good match. The Semperfi is not. I have some genuine 477 if you would like a sample please send me you contact info via a pm. I’ll include some Oyster as well.
Barry