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by FlyFisherMann1955
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry
Replies: 41
Views: 8121

Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Phil, It's a wonderful resource and much appreciated! I do have a few questions for the Pearsall's Professor: Why does "Claret" have 2 different numbers (# 14) and (#191)? Claret (#191) actually looks like the twin brother of "Cardinal Red" (#12); it looks nothing like Claret (#14). When did this co...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dubbing Block; Old Dog Learns New Trick
Replies: 14
Views: 1776

Dubbing Block; Old Dog Learns New Trick

I've been reading through old topics since I joined the Flymph Forum in late Jan. I contacted William Anderson and purchased 1 of his Clark Spinning Blocks. It's a good-looking piece of wood (Myrtle) and is labeled #103. 015.JPG I watched the tutorial and thought I would make my 1st attempt at spinn...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: WTT: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: WTT: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Thread

Claret found!

Thanks- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: WTT: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: WTT: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Thread

Someone from TN is trading purple for hot orange. I'm still interested in a spool of claret and I have another spool of hot orange to offer up............ pretty please!

Thanks- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: WTT: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 570

WTT: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Thread

I'm interested in a spool of claret (#14) and a spool of purple (#8).

I have 2 spools of hot orange (#19) to trade.

Send me a PM if you're interested.

Thanks- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hackle ALERT !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2433

Re: Hackle ALERT !!!

The "Irish" one?

Thanks- Ken
by FlyFisherMann1955
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Green Caddis Soft Hackle
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Carl, I appreciate the tip using the loop of line to create some slack. I will certainly try it. Thanks- Ken Theroe, I'm completely unaware of Kirbed or reversed (offset point) hooks. It would be great if you post a picture. Perhaps you could also list your source for obtaining these hooks. Thanks- ...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)
Replies: 24
Views: 2949

Re: Partridge and Hares Ear (Pete Hidy) - Tutorial (SBS)

This is a great tutorial, so let me add my thanks. I'm checking in to getting 1 of those dubbing blocks. I do have a few questions: 1. Where does 1 acquire such a dark partridge skin? 2. This may open a can of worms, why do you prefer to tie in your partridge by the thick part of the stem (instead o...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Green Caddis Soft Hackle
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Barry, I'm sorry it has taken me awhile to get back to this post. Here is a sample of the fly I mentioned (locally called the Green Butt), and similar to what Bob posted. In the past, I've tied these on scud style hooks; however, I'm now trying this wet/nymph hook. I hope it will improve my hooking ...
by FlyFisherMann1955
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer
Replies: 26
Views: 2675

Re: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

Taking this from wax back to silk thread, a Pearsall's box with 12 different colors (including purple, hot orange, black, and ash) of Gossamer thread sold on Ebay today for $124.00.

Tight Lines- Ken