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by jcwillow777
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?
Replies: 29
Views: 881

Re: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?

Thank you for the quick replies and help guys, I really appreciate it!
by jcwillow777
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?
Replies: 29
Views: 881

Chadwick's 477 Substitute?

I realize this is not flymph related, and I apologize if this should not be asked on this forum. I am looking for a good substitute for Chadwick's 477 yarn. I have done some searching and thought I found a good substitute, Berroco UAF1214, only to find out that it is also no longer made. I have foun...
by jcwillow777
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: most productive soft hackle trout fly
Replies: 42
Views: 2944

Re: most productive soft hackle trout fly

Nothing new to be said from me. I have been using a #14 partridge and orange all year long and have had good luck with it. I usually fish 2 flies. So I started out with a #14 partridge and orange and a #14 partridge and yellow. They worked very well in the spring, then I changed the yellow to a #18 ...
by jcwillow777
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: "Emergers" in 1895?
Replies: 11
Views: 1277

Re: "Emergers" in 1895?

Great post John. I really love the cover of the book, very classy! I am in the middle of a book you mentioned in another post, The Fly-Fisher's Craft by Darrel Martin. He refers to several books, one being River Angling for Salmon and Trout (1840) by John Younger. I don't have that book, but Martin ...
by jcwillow777
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Fly Tying Tools
Replies: 15
Views: 1483

Re: Fly Tying Tools

Great post! Thanks for the historical download John. I just ordered another book, The Fly Fisher's Craft. I would have never heard of many of the books I have purchased in the past year and a half had it not been for members on this forum, particularly John. Edit - I just ordered Practical Fly-Tying...
by jcwillow777
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Scissor Recommedations

Thanks Trifly. My Anvil scissors cut the thread when I pull like you suggest, they just don't cut the hackle close enough to the thread for me. I have tightened them, cut from both sides and no real change in outcome. I have 2 pair, and since tying spiders I have noticed it more and more. It wasn't ...
by jcwillow777
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Scissor Recommedations

Thanks narcog, I didn't even think of an exacto knife, I have a set in my tool box. Mike - I'm gonna have to get a set of Fiskars and try them out since they really aren't that expensive. wsbailey - I don't have a scalpel, but that sounds like a good idea. I always make sure my razor blades from my ...
by jcwillow777
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Scissor Recommedations

After watching the Dr. Slick video I settled in on a pair. I went to Amazon and ordered a pair of the Arrow Point scissors. Then after seeing that they wouldn't be delivered until Wednesday, we are going back up to the cabin on Tuesday, I deleted that order and ordered a set of the Razor scissors wh...
by jcwillow777
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Scissor Recommedations

Thanks guys. Ray, I will definitely look into The Dr. Slick scissors, I really appreciate your help and insight. I hate wasting money and buying something only to find out what I bought wasn't really exactly what I wanted or needed. I have done that way more times than I want to count. Dave, thanks ...
by jcwillow777
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Scissor Recommedations
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Scissor Recommedations

I'm not really sure where this post should go, sorry if this is in the wrong place. I need to buy some scissors. I am using Anvil Ice Stainless. They are okay, but I need a pair, (actually 2, one for home and one for my cabin) that will let me cut the hackle really close to the thread. These don't a...