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by William Anderson
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Just old silk
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

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: 1118

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: 1537

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: 853

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: 37432

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...
by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Tongariro Roll Cast
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Tongariro Roll Cast

tie2fish wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:24 am
For those of you who, like me, is/was not familiar with the "snake roll" cast ...




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by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Ash colored silk
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Ash colored silk

I have a few spools of ash and each one is a slightly different, depending on the age, but it's unique enough to clearly be ash. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Wood vole
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Re: Wood vole

It's nice to have a partner that understands your hobbies. :D
by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hackle Pliers
Replies: 16
Views: 2525

Re: Hackle Pliers

For the past 15 years I have been using almost exclusively the black, tear-drop shaped hackle pliers by J.Dorin. They used to come in a small and large, but in the past few years I've only seen them for sale in large. I've bought and still have half a dozen and I never want to be without them. They ...
by William Anderson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Edmonds & Lee's March Brown - No 8b
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: Edmonds & Lee's March Brown - No 8b

These are all just fantastic. That colored dubbing is beautiful, especially with the 8b thread. Such a nice combination. Lance ties a partridge flymph using a pink dubbing on waxed primrose or orange that gives a very similar effect. Of course I think I'm down to my last one.