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by daringduffer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk
Replies: 27
Views: 1312

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: 1158

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: 980

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: 980

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...
by daringduffer
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies
Replies: 38
Views: 2158

Re: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies

The best plan is to establish a relationship so they know that you aren't nuts.
If you do this they really know that you are nuts, don't you think?

dd
by daringduffer
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer

Thank you for the photo. The 'pick your own choice' fly was rather funny. Honey dun n primrose would be my first choice.

dd
by daringduffer
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Indian Yellow
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Indian Yellow

This one would most likely be very good in some smaller streams where I have been skunked. I blamed my dog since I had her leashed to my left hand while trying to fish. It didn't work that well. This fly would have made a difference. I like to think so, at least. Very nice.

dd
by daringduffer
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk
Replies: 27
Views: 1312

Re: Devil’s Advocate and Morus Silk

Regarding silk threads; they generally come in two types: reeled and spun. Reeled silk is drawn off the cocoons in long, continuous filaments. Spun is made from damaged cocoons. So while reeled or filament silk thread is lustrous; spun silk thread is fuzzy. Old Hat’s comment reminded me of a story ...
by daringduffer
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:33 pm
Rex,

Encourage your friend to post some pictures of his soft hackle flies so the rest of us can enjoy them too!

Thanks- Ken
I would like to see them too.

dd
by daringduffer
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: What color Pearsalls is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

bearbutt wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:26 pm
........ I'm not sure when 19 was introduced, so that's something we'd need to sort out--.

bb
+1, urgent need.
:!:

dd