Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

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Theroe
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Re: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by Theroe » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:07 am

Believe it or not-Swix works as good as any of the ones I’ve purchased, or made for that matter!
Soft and wet - the only way....
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Re: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by Mike62 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:07 pm

daringduffer wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:38 am
The word 'klister' means glue. That might explain something.

dd
All these years, I never knew that. The waxing hut wasn't for the faint of heart or the careless. One wrong move in there and you were stuck forever; Charlie on the MTA got off easier.
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Re: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:12 pm

Taking this from wax back to silk thread, a Pearsall's box with 12 different colors (including purple, hot orange, black, and ash) of Gossamer thread sold on Ebay today for $124.00.

Tight Lines- Ken
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Re: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by Bazzer69 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:56 pm

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:12 pm
Taking this from wax back to silk thread, a Pearsall's box with 12 different colors (including purple, hot orange, black, and ash) of Gossamer thread sold on Ebay today for $124.00.

Tight Lines- Ken
F me! I’ve got all those colours and more. If I get even more broke I’ll sell them along with my first born
Bazza
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Re: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by Bazzer69 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:00 pm

Theroe wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:32 am
Speaking of wax, again: The very first wax I was ever introduced to for fly tying was over in Europe around 1980. A guy in Norway gave me the container in this photo:
I’ve got a spare tube of Wonder Wax I’ll send you so you can reserve that violet stuff for your skis!
Baz
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But not much good at either
FlyFisherMann1955
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Re: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:38 pm

On 4 Apr, someone paid $38.00 on eBay for a single wooden spool of purple Pearsall's Gossamer!

Tight Lines- Ken
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Re: Update on Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by Greenwell » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:34 pm

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:38 pm
On 4 Apr, someone paid $38.00 on eBay for a single wooden spool of purple Pearsall's Gossamer!

Tight Lines- Ken
10 years ago you could buy all you wanted for $2.50 a spool............hardly anyone wanted it.
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