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by daringduffer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 25
Views: 1208

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Carl, I must have been still half asleep. I meant I prefer a well waxed no 4, Light yellow, to a well waxed no 3, primrose. I think it was Gwilym Hughes who suggested this practise and I tried it I liked the resulting olive colour. I will put up a link to a disgusting Dry fly tying video by him in t...
by daringduffer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: GEM Skues numph
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Re: GEM Skues numph

ff; your Instamatic works wonders!

dd
by daringduffer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Hackle Folding Tool
Replies: 27
Views: 1081

Re: Hackle Folding Tool

ForumGhillie wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:13 pm

No feathers needed, just more silk. :lol:
I have some silk underwear that due to wear needs to be replaced. Interested?

(Actually, I have replaced it with bamboo that feels almost the same).

dd
by daringduffer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 25
Views: 1208

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 daringduffer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Tups Flymph
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: Tups Flymph

Did you go there on horseback? dd Stefan, No, I was on foot fishing the lower meadow of Slough Creek (downstream of the Slough Creek Campground). It seems that in recent years the upper meadows of Slough (First and Second Meadow especially) are often more crowded than the lower meadow. Trout are be...
by daringduffer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: My Gossamer Collection....
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: My Gossamer Collection....

That would help you through the next few years. Then it starts all over again...

:D ;)

dd
by daringduffer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk
Replies: 27
Views: 1009

Re: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk

To put things into perspective, how much money do you spend on silk, fur and feather on an average fishing trip and how much on petrol? And what does your trout want? :ugeek: Probably not your car. How many flies can you tie from a spool of silk and how many do you lose in a season? I fish a lot les...
by daringduffer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Tups Flymph
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: Tups Flymph

Just a wonderful fly and spectacular photography! Perhaps the award for best board photo of 2020 should be presented right now. Tup's nymphs have long been near and dear to me. My most satisfying fish of 2019 came to hand on a Tup's in July on Slough Creek in YNP. This well educated and hard-fished...
by daringduffer
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hen cape - what color would call this?
Replies: 20
Views: 714

Re: Hen cape - what color would call this?

I checked 'The Book of the Hackle' by Frank Elder, 1979. He is of the opinion that the name 'greenwell' isn't needed, although "it has come into use in the last thirty years". He states that the hackle used by James Wright, although it was called coch-y-bondhu by Canon Greenwell, must have been 'pal...
by daringduffer
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Hen cape - what color would call this?
Replies: 20
Views: 714

Re: Hen cape - what color would call this?

How about light furnace? Light furnace and Greenwell are the names I've seen to describe capes like that. Light furnace is the cape that was used by James Wright to tie Greenwells Glory for Canon Greenwell, or so I have been told. After the success of that fly, the fly was named Greenwells Glory an...