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by bearbutt
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hooks (or hook), what else!
Replies: 14
Views: 1980

Re: Hooks (or hook), what else!

Mike - We came across an even better one-it is the Mustad 57552 For the uninitiated, here is a picture of Dana's great discovery, the 57552, size 9 (which is about a size 12-13 comparatively speaking): https://i.postimg.cc/vmhNmRzH/Mustad57552.jpg Here are some favorite 14s that I use a lot: https:...
by bearbutt
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer
Replies: 26
Views: 3297

Re: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

...I have come across the occasional sport [sic, spool?] in all colors that is weak, or has weak spots. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Yes: as the saying goes, there's a weak link is every chain. By extension, there's a soft spot in every thread. Human beings come with both weak links AND s...
by bearbutt
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hooks (or hook), what else!
Replies: 14
Views: 1980

Re: Hooks (or hook), what else!

J I believe the main difference between the 7947B, and the 7948A is the bend: the latter hook has a model perfect round bend whilst the former has a more sproaty look. What's with this "whilst" stuff, Dana--reading a lot of British authors lately? Skues? So--here's a pair to compare: 7948A on the l...
by bearbutt
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hooks (or hook), what else!
Replies: 14
Views: 1980

Re: Hooks (or hook), what else!

ForumGhillie wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:39 pm

Wait until I have time to show off my NEW "Firehole Sticks 523 BL 3XL Heavy Jig Hook"

Heavy jig hooks, eh? You've been drinking too much of that South American rotgut lately--we are largely civilized gentlemen here--. Heavy jig hooks? Please....

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by bearbutt
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hooks (or hook), what else!
Replies: 14
Views: 1980

Re: Hooks (or hook), what else!

Dana,

There is a 7947B which is identical to your 7947 except it is TDE:

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The 7948A is different, if ever slightly so--I need to pull some out and take pics. But maybe not till tomorrow, as I have Borscht duty right now.

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by bearbutt
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 74
Views: 7870

Re: Blue Winged Olive

Here are a couple of mine: https://i.postimg.cc/8k7YZnfW/IMG-1021.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/J7S2vcjF/BWO-IOBO-IG.jpg I overdress the CDC for the pocket water on the Ausable--if I find a slick or an eddy I'll sometimes just use my fingernails to pinch off some CDC to make the fly more sparse. I fish b...
by bearbutt
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: New Cochybondu or Coch-y-bondu?
Replies: 15
Views: 2282

Re: New Cochybondu or Coch-y-bondu?

PhilA wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:48 pm
Dana,
That is a Coch-y-Beautiful cape!
Phil
That's an understatement, Phil--the cape is simply stunning. I've never seen one anything like it before--the coloration is beautifully balanced.

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by bearbutt
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: substitute for Pearsall's Primrose Gossamer
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: substitute for Pearsall's Primrose Gossamer

Paul, it was good meeting you at the Badger show. Thanks for the YLI reference. When Phil was spinning for us, I think he was using yet another silk--rather thinner than Gossamer--fairly close to Primrose in color. Phil, can you enlighten us?

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by bearbutt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Phil Anderson's magic
Replies: 34
Views: 4627

Re: Phil Anderson's magic

So we're morphing into a Skater thread on the flymph forum? What kind of blasphemy is this? Tom--those are exemplary skaters that you have--the forward and backward facing hackle fold into each other nicely. Even back in the day, the right hackle was not easy to find. In Joe Brooks' essay on Skaters...
by bearbutt
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Phil Anderson's magic
Replies: 34
Views: 4627

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...