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by FlyFisherMann1955
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 32
Views: 3726

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

Ray, Here is my first shot at trying out the hen necks from Charlie Collins. These are all tied on size 14 1XL hooks. 008.JPG Tag & ribbing: XS Ultra Wire - Copper Body: 2 strands of peacock (Wrapped together) Hackle: Furnace (3 turns) Thread: Uni 8/0 - Orange 009.JPG Tail: Medium Dun Hackle Body: O...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 32
Views: 3726

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

I appreciate all of the comments/experience you shared about hen neck colors. I ordered 4 colors: furnace, medium dun, ginger, and badger. These sets (cape & saddle) came from Collins Hackle Farm. After speaking with Charlie, I mailed him a note with my color choices and a check. Dropped it off at t...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Mindlin and Rosenman silk
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: Mindlin and Rosenman silk

Mike, I appreciate the link to the court case about Mindlin & Rosenman. Having grown up in Stroudsburg, PA, it has some "local flavor" for me. One of the lawyers mentioned is C. R. Bensinger. I went to elementary school at St. Matthew's in East Stroudsburg with 3 of his grand daughters: Mary, Margar...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Tue May 07, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Hendrickson Soft Hackles
Replies: 31
Views: 3343

Re: Hendrickson Soft Hackles

That is a great soft hackle pattern. I will copy it and if anyone asks me about it, I will certainly give you all the credit. Thanks for posting the picture and materials. That Brown trout looks like a "fall trout" with rich, bright colors--just beautiful!

Tight Lines- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sat May 04, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 32
Views: 3726

Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

Please share your thoughts on the top 6 most commonly used hen neck colors that a soft hackle/wet fly tyer shouldn't be without.

Thanks- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbing Block; Old Dog Learns New Trick
Replies: 14
Views: 1620

Re: Dubbing Block; Old Dog Learns New Trick

I know Leisenring used a dubbing block pre-WWII. There is a chapter about Spinning a Body in The Art of Tying The Wet Fly & Fishing The Flymph. Were these introduced by American tyers or copied from British North Country Spider tyers? How far back were dubbing blocks in use?

Thanks- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbing Block; Old Dog Learns New Trick
Replies: 14
Views: 1620

Re: Dubbing Block; Old Dog Learns New Trick

I appreciate the feedback and tips. Now, I can choose between spinning bodies with the dubbing block and using the split-thread method. It's raining here today and too cold to work in the greenhouse/garden. That gave me a chance to tie 2 flies using the muskrat and hare's ear dubbing blend. The hack...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Light Badger Dun Flymph
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: Light Badger Dun Flymph

The two words that came to mind are "fish magnet"!

Tight Lines- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbing Block; Old Dog Learns New Trick
Replies: 14
Views: 1620

Re: Dubbing Block; Old Dog Learns New Trick

I had a chance to tie these 2 flies using an olive spun body from my new dubbing block. Actually was able to tie both flies from 1 piece of thread. The fly is a size 14. I used small gold wire for the tag/ribbing. The hackle is 2 turns from a Keough hen neck (medium dun).
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Tight Lines- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer
Replies: 26
Views: 2447

Re: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

On 4 Apr, someone paid $38.00 on eBay for a single wooden spool of purple Pearsall's Gossamer!

Tight Lines- Ken