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Soft Hackle Materials - Reference Sheet

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:58 am
by letumgo
After attending a few soft hackle tying sessions a few years ago, I noted how often people asked about where to buy materials for soft hackle flies, and what references would be good sources for further reading. I pulled together this reference sheet, in hopes of refining it at some point into a handout for participants.

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Soft Hackle Reference Guide (Ray Tucker-2015).pdf
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Anyway, I'd appreciate any feedback that people can provide (i.e. - additional material sources, recommended references, key search words, editing suggestions). Maybe we can update this reference...

Re: Soft Hackle Materials - Reference Sheet

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:17 am
by ronr
Oh Great... all I need is more stuff to read on the internet... This is an amazing list and greatly appreciated. I especially appreciate the downloadable old books... great reference.

Re: Soft Hackle Materials - Reference Sheet

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:58 am
by letumgo
It definitely needs work, but it’s a start. Eventually I’d like to have this updated and made more presentable. Until then, this is a start.

Re: Soft Hackle Materials - Reference Sheet

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:04 pm
by hankaye
Ray, Howdy;

Sadly, I tried Donald's link and his website is no longer on the web.
Also as his birthday is the 4th of July, I've sent him birthday greetings
via email and have only heard back from his nephew (?) 2 years ago ...
nothing this year so, ... I at a loss as to what to say or suggest.

hank

Re: Soft Hackle Materials - Reference Sheet

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:01 pm
by letumgo
Hank,

I miss Donald too. I wish we knew how he was doing, and could convey our best regards.

Donald did send me his full collected reference material several years ago. I believe I have the full content of his website, in the form of a PDF file. He poured himself into the history of these flies.

Re: Soft Hackle Materials - Reference Sheet

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:00 am
by tie2fish
This really an excellent spreadsheet, Ray. Even the experienced tyer will find interesting and helpful information here. I think it should be pinned at the top of not only this forum subject, but the "Reference Material" section as well.

Also, I encourage those of you who have discovered out-of-the-way sources for special or hard to find materials over the years to contact Ray with the pertinent contact information so he can add them to the list.

By the way, it may be helpful to know that after you click on Ray's link to access the spreadsheet, look for the PDF download link at the bottom left of your screen and click on it.