Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

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PhilA
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Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Post by PhilA » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:31 pm

daringduffer wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:07 pm
I look forward to the medium dun silk.
dd
Stefan,
Don't get your hopes up. The medium dun is a hen cape. But, nice try ...

I would enjoy sharing a campfire and consumable alcoholic beverages with you as well. That is, until I found my sleeping bag full of prickly thistles.

Cheers,
Phil
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Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Post by Bazzer69 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:26 pm

Phil, thanks for the comparison between waxed and unwaxed silk. I’m not sure if I’m totally correct but didn’t all the past masters always wax their silk? I’m also wondering if waxed silk is stronger than unwaxed. I can certainly imagine it frays less from a fishes teeth. When I want to keep a color bright I’ll wrap a underbody of white silk or United-stretch. Much of the darkening is due to the silk getting a little transparent when wet and the hook colour showing through.
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Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Post by BLUEDOG143 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:47 pm

I'm late to wet flies. Are there any adequate replacements for the original Pearsall's silk?
Thanks for any help.
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Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Post by Mike62 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:01 pm

BLUEDOG143 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:47 pm
I'm late to wet flies. Are there any adequate replacements for the original Pearsall's silk?
Thanks for any help.
Just my opinion but I think the Japanese silks sold by YLI are very good.

https://ylicorp.com/products/silk-100-t ... 5612391758
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Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Post by ronr » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:30 pm

I too find the YLI silks to be very close to Pearsals in color and texture. They can be found in some quilt shops and online at reasonable prices.
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Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Post by BLUEDOG143 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:51 pm

THANK YOU BOTH. I WILL FIND THEM ON INTERNET. ESPECIALLY WITH THE NICE LINK.
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Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Post by BLUEDOG143 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:55 pm

Just purchased 6 spools and can't wait to try them. Just discovered this forum a week ago and can't believe how informative and helpful everyone is.
Thank you everyone
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