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by jcwillow777
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?
Replies: 29
Views: 1385

Re: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?

Over on the Classic Fly Rod (Bamboo) Forum, there is a long-running (multi-year) post about Chadwick's 477 and its substitutes. Complete with pictures and names you will recognize................ Look here: http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=85951&hilit=chadwick%27s+477 Tight ...
by jcwillow777
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?
Replies: 29
Views: 1385

Re: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?

joaniebo wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:07 pm
Here’s the link

https://youtu.be/uWxF_r5eLX8
Thanks Bob!
by jcwillow777
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?
Replies: 29
Views: 1385

Re: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?

Barry I agree with you. If a Killer Bug nymph is tied with a red wire underbody and the Oyster 290 wool, the color change when wet is immediately noticeable, even if the Spindrift yarn is used full "strength" (not separated). Oliver Edwards' video / CD where he ties Frank Sawyer's Killer Bug (and P...
by jcwillow777
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?
Replies: 29
Views: 1385

Re: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?

Thanks again Ray!
by jcwillow777
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Chadwick's 477 Substitute?
Replies: 29
Views: 1385

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: 1385

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: 3891

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: 1569

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: 1802

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: 1270

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 ...