Ephemera and Semperfli silk threads

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Solitaryflyguy
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Re: Ephemera and Semperfli silk threads

Post by Solitaryflyguy » Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:53 pm

Happy Thanksgiving everyone !
Ron and Hankaye,
Thanks for the warm, generous welcome and tips ! With a long weekend off in front of me, I seized the opportunity and went down the rabbit hole last night searching through quite a few conversations and observations of Pearsall subs both on the forum and the internet. The responses were varied and after quite some time reading, a consensus started to emerge. What I found noteworthy was several interesting articles about Morus silks taking over the Pearsall line and stating they are the direct replacement of it. I also found an article from Grays Sporting Journal making note that Dave Hughes also uses it as a sub. I will investigate that further and likely obtain a few spools of it next week for a test run.

Ron,
Rather than risking a friendship or reputation for blatantly stealing a pattern I would happily give freely, it is as follows:
Hook: Daiichi 1150 # 14 or 16
Butt: Veevus 14/0 bright orange thread hot spot built up to match wire diameter
Body: UTC sculpin olive wire “small” reverse wound tightly from head to butt and open ribbed back up
Thorax : Mink underfur dubbing mixed with UV pearl ice dub in small composite loop or split thread
(tiers choice)
Hackle : Partridge 1 to 2 turns, I prefer them sparse
Thread : Black, tied in after wire attached to hook
Solitaryflyguy
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Re: Ephemera and Semperfli silk threads

Post by Solitaryflyguy » Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:13 pm

ronr,
Thank you for the kind words, welcome and thoughts !
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Ron Eagle Elk
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Re: Ephemera and Semperfli silk threads

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:01 pm

Solitaryflyguy wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:53 pm
Ron,
Rather than risking a friendship or reputation for blatantly stealing a pattern I would happily give freely, it is as follows:
Hook: Daiichi 1150 # 14 or 16
Butt: Veevus 14/0 bright orange thread hot spot built up to match wire diameter
Body: UTC sculpin olive wire “small” reverse wound tightly from head to butt and open ribbed back up
Thorax : Mink underfur dubbing mixed with UV pearl ice dub in small composite loop or split thread
(tiers choice)
Hackle : Partridge 1 to 2 turns, I prefer them sparse
Thread : Black, tied in after wire attached to hook
Thank you sir. I'll probably have to wait for ice out to test the fly, but I will render a report.
"A man may smile and bid you hale yet curse you to the devil, but when a good dog wags his tail he is always on the level"
Solitaryflyguy
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Re: Ephemera and Semperfli silk threads

Post by Solitaryflyguy » Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:20 pm

I look forward to it !
May it bring you good fortune 👍🏻
Fishnkilts
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Re: Ephemera and Semperfli silk threads

Post by Fishnkilts » Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:16 pm

That's a great looking fly. The body is sexy.

Welcome to the forum and keep the flies coming.
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