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by William Anderson
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: 1st Spider of the Year
Replies: 10
Views: 1494

Re: 1st Spider of the Year

John, i remember starting to tie with pearsalls and feeling like I was tying with rope. Makes a good case for counting your turns and eliminating any redundancy. I recently bought a spool of the YLI #100 silk to try. It’s about twice the diameter of pearsalls and breaks if you breathe on it. It’s no...
by William Anderson
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: May We
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: May We

Bill, this is so tidy and clean it makes me want to try several combinations of striping. I typically prefer to use different twisted materials to get a blended combination, but you've executed this so well, and it captures such a traditional effect. I don't think I could repeat it, so I'm just goin...
by William Anderson
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: To Cane A Trout
Replies: 20
Views: 3810

Re: To Cane A Trout

Some here have seen this before, but it fits nicely into this thread. The stream was Spring Creek in central PA and the cane was gifted by the late Mark Romero ... On Mark's Cane Spring Creek ~ May 2015.jpg Bill, this looks like a trout I saw once in the Old Farts pool. Probably the same one. :D
by William Anderson
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: 1st Spider of the Year
Replies: 10
Views: 1494

Re: 1st Spider of the Year

John, this is a great start. I started tying spiders 18 years ago now, and learned to tie them in that super sparse, short hackle, tidy way that was so popular on the internets back then. It took some time to get over that. You're fortunate to have moved right into this fuller and longer hackle more...
by William Anderson
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Silk Color Comparison
Replies: 9
Views: 1452

Re: Silk Color Comparison

I just bought my first spool of YLI silk. It looks great but I haven’t tied with it yet. I’d love to see some comparison pics too.
by William Anderson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

Jackdaw is such an interesting hackle. The thinner fibers and high mobility of these make them seem so delicate. It's aways fun to see a fly that looks like it should be moving even while in the vise. Nice representation of the original.
by William Anderson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Merganser and Jasper
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: Merganser and Jasper

Bill, these two materials seem to be born for each other. What a gorgeous hackle and a perfect paring with this silk. beautiful as always.
by William Anderson
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Pearsalls Color Chart
Replies: 56
Views: 14515

Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

such a fantastic thread. (no pun). I'm not sure why, but the subject of Pearsall's silk is one of my favorites. Thanks, John, for scanning your card. I'm not sure where I got mine, obviously the extraordinarily generous offering of a friend and when I recall who gave it to me, I'll feel like a heel ...
by William Anderson
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Just old silk
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: Just old silk

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by William Anderson
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Just old silk
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: Just old silk

A couple quick shots with from my phone.