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by Old Hat
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Gordons and Hendricksons
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

Re: Gordons and Hendricksons

Thank you Utyer.

Welcome to the forum. Good to see you here, I have enjoyed your tying and information on other sites over the years. I think you will find this place one of the final vestiges of online forum activity on fly tying. Says a lot about the great family we have built here.
by Old Hat
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 34
Views: 3084

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

I too have begun to tie more with YLI since I found a local supply, a certain member of the forum persuaded one of the local quilting shops to carry a large number of the YLI colors, Carl.. do you know, or do you care, what is the difference in diameter of the YLI vs.Kimono? and can the Kimono be s...
by Old Hat
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 34
Views: 3084

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Just an FYI.. I have been tying size #20 spiders with YLI silk, starling feather and Bailey's wax with no issues and body is not bulky at all. Oh, I don't think there is a problem doing it with YLI, Pearsall's or any of the others just I have grown to prefer the Kimono for it. This was not a post t...
by Old Hat
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: GEM Skues numph
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: GEM Skues numph

Excellent. That would fit nicely in the March Brown Swap. I learned both of Skues methods for nymphs when I took an antique angler course with Darrel Martin. I have tied my nymphs that way ever since. I prefer the method where you tie the tips of the of the legs over the eye and pull the shell case ...
by Old Hat
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 34
Views: 3084

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Plus when using a block to make dubbing ropes any slight color difference is really negated since most of it is covered by dubbing. This has to be very true. Also, when subsurface, that small difference should be minor too. At least to a human eye. Good work, Carl. How big is the difference between...
by Old Hat
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 34
Views: 3084

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Carl, thanks! Some of the Kimono colors appear to be very close to YLI colors. For example, Kimono #330 looks to be on my PC display an exact match to YLI #244. John, I have some of the YLI 330. Its very close. The YLI might be just a bit darker but it is hard to tell even with the naked eye on the...
by Old Hat
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 34
Views: 3084

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Thanks Carl. Here’s a source for large thread bobbins if you need them. https://www.mudhole.com/Extra-Large-Thread-Bobbin Thanks Bill, I use a Norvise mostly for tying at home so I'm respooling it onto those bobbins anyway. I have made a lot of dubbing strands with it on a block. No difference at a...
by Old Hat
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 34
Views: 3084

Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Just some numbers I've worked out for Kimono and Pearsall's. There are also some other colors of Kimono that I really like that are not available in Pearsall's. I started tying with the Kimono when Pearsall's fell. I really like it. It is smaller in diameter to Pearsall's which is great for those #1...
by Old Hat
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling source...
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Starling source...

Aaron Ostoj often has some of good quality. About 2x the shop cost, you'll have to decide if worth it. He often has very nicely dyed options too and can custom dye for you. https://www.aaronmostojfeathers.com/store/p2020/English_Starling_Skins.html Thank you, Carl; I hadn't heard of him before. He ...
by Old Hat
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Starling source...
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Starling source...

Aaron Ostoj often has some of good quality. About 2x the shop cost, you'll have to decide if worth it. He often has very nicely dyed options too and can custom dye for you.

https://www.aaronmostojfeathers.com/sto ... Skins.html