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by FlyFisherMann1955
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 32
Views: 3727

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

I called Charlie Collins again to expand my collection of hen neck colors. I can see this becoming a regular occurrence. His price is $20.00 each when you buy multiples and pick the colors. Four for $60.00 if he picks the colors. You're getting the neck and saddle as a "hen set". I bet there isn't a...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: PEARSALL'S IS BACK!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 797

Re: PEARSALL'S IS BACK!!!

JCW777 / Dougsden, Here are some previous posts on the topic of a "Pearsall's Replacement Silk" with some color comparisons (Morus to Pearsall's), comments on why or why not to use it, and options for other substitutes (YLI and Kimono): https://flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=8629 https://flymp...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: YLI Silk thread junkie
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

I've seen a picture showing YLI #242 (Pinky Brown) as a good match for Pearsall's Ash (#10).

Tight Lines- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: 1st Caddis of 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 244

1st Caddis of 2020

Hoping this will be a good "attractor" or "general caddis" pattern. 008.JPG 005.JPG Hook: Scud style - size 12 Tag: Mirage Tinsel - medium opal Abdomen: Small chartreuse ultra wire inserted in clear micro stretch tubing Tubing colored with green & brown Pantone markers Thorax: Ostrich herl - olive H...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: YLI Silk thread junkie
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

John,

Any chance you could post a list of YLI silk numbers (color names) as they correspond to the list of silk numbers (color names) for Pearsall's Gossamer?

Thanks- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer

Rex, I appreciate the update. There has been some info about this silk from Morus. See the 3-page post below called: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute. It's good to know there is a U.S. source, although the color selection is very limited. Encourage your friend to post some pictures of his soft hackle ...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Ice Breakers
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: Ice Breakers

I appreciate the list of materials and the background info for this fly. Note to self: add tan midge tubing to list of materials to order.

Thanks- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: What color Pearsalls is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

Dana,

How about posting a 3-fly lineup of Partridge & Oranges; 1 tied with 6a, 1 tied with 19, and 1 tied with this spool. It would be interesting to see the colors side-by-side on a classic fly pattern.

Thanks- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Ice Breakers
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: Ice Breakers

DUBBN,

Would you be willing to share the actual list of materials you used for this pattern? When I searched for "Ice Breaker Fly Pattern", the fly in the video looked nothing like your picture.

Thanks- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: What color Pearsalls is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

I vote with the 6a (Light Orange, later called Gold) crowd. Hot Orange would be #19. Nice collection of wooden spools!

Tight Lines- Ken