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by Old Hat
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hen hackle color names
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Hen hackle color names

Yeah, not cree.
All are variants.

For description purposes.

Barred Honey Dun. - I would be happy to take off your hands.
Grizzly and ginger variant
I'm OK with a dark barred ginger
by Old Hat
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hen cape - what color would call this?
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Hen cape - what color would call this?

I agree with Golden Badger. Although, not bad for a Greenwell's.
by Old Hat
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Color Chart
Replies: 56
Views: 10585

Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

I've been searching for silks to substitute Pearsall's colors, too. One I've found that is a VERY close sub for 6B Sherry Spinner is Kimono Silk thread #370 Teriyaki. Take a look at it on line & see what you think. Paul You are spot on Paul. I selected that as well for the best 6B substitute. I sho...
by Old Hat
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk
Replies: 27
Views: 1061

Re: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk

I didn't care for the Ephemera (Dean's Street) silk at first. It is not the smoothest silk thread and yes the wood spool which look cool do not work smoothly. With that being said though, everything silk gets compared to the fine quality of Pearsall's. I love Pearsall's for tying. It is strong, smoo...
by Old Hat
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Stewarts Wood cock Spider.
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: Stewarts Wood cock Spider.

You are on a role Tom. Nice little winged wets lately.

Welcome Bobfly! Thanks for joining. Hope you enjoy our company and take time to look through the old posts. A lot of information here.
by Old Hat
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Leisenring Hares ear and Woodcock.
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: Leisenring Hares ear and Woodcock.

Really nice tying Tom. A beautiful Leisenring pattern.
by Old Hat
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk
Replies: 27
Views: 1061

Re: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk

DUBBN wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:14 pm
[quote="Old Hat" post_id=98695 time=<a href="tel:1577498061">1577498061</a> user_id=507]
Fish probably don’t care if you use silk or not.
Amen!
[/quote]

Although it sure is pretty and a much nicer base for building dubbing ropes on. :D
by Old Hat
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk
Replies: 27
Views: 1061

Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk

$8.50 + shipping for a substitute Pearsall’s. No thank you. Pearsall’s was around $5-6 a spool for a 49 yard spool of silk thread from a historic company before discontinuing. Morus silk is not Pearsall’s silk. Colors may be close (even Pearsall’s colors varied slightly), but it is not silk from a h...
by Old Hat
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators
Replies: 31
Views: 6591

Re: Flymph from Famous Flies and Their Originators

Thanks Ron. Just remember though, these are still just my interpretation of the patterns based on my best guess. Maybe Lance's book will shed some light on some of these.
by Old Hat
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Blue Dun Hen Hackle
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Blue Dun Hen Hackle

I'm not sure there is a real need for a blue dun. A light, medium and dark dun would cover just about anything in that range. Add to that a rusty dun, furnace and a honey dun and you would be all set. Not sure I have ever seen a true un-dyed blue dun hackle. I've seen some light or medium duns that ...