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by William Anderson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a
Replies: 9
Views: 844

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: 1007

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: 10657

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: 1446

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: 1446

Re: Just old silk

A couple quick shots with from my phone.
by William Anderson
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Just old silk
Replies: 13
Views: 1446

Re: Just old silk

Dana, Phil, thanks for posting these sweet pics. I have a bit of a thing for old silks too. A couple weeks ago I rounded up all my Pearsall's spools from a dozen different areas in my tying space and it turned out to be a fairly nice collection, both wood and plastic spools. There is such a range of...
by William Anderson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: A rainy morning in the Catskills.
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Re: A rainy morning in the Catskills.

letumgo wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:00 am
Tom,

Could you tell us about your trip to Roscoe this past weekend? I’d love to hear about your trip.
Same here. this is the first fall I haven't spent a few days in Roscoe. Seems a little wet but I'm sure missing seeing everyone.
by William Anderson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Quailabou and Light Orange
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Quailabou and Light Orange

I'll 'fess up, Carl. After trying briefly to wrap one of these feathers with awful results, I tied it in as a bundle out over the hook eye with two loose wraps, then tightened down to sort of roll it around the shank. Left it there while I went down and back to make the body, brought thread up fron...
by William Anderson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Saddle Tip Made Buzz
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Saddle Tip Made Buzz

Man, that thing is really webby. I love those hackles and this thing is all action.
by William Anderson
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Macro Fly Photography - A Process
Replies: 95
Views: 35937

Re: Macro Fly Photography - A Process

Ray, there are some interesting comments in this thread as well as quite a lot of work, but man did this thread ever go on and off the rails. It’s useful in a crime scene forensics kind of way. There’s good stuff here, but you’re going to have to gather some evidence and attribute motives and then s...