New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

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Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Post by Roadkill » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:56 pm

The Kimono silk will work fine as my sub for Pearsall's when I am out of it.

Carl,
I solved the bobbin problem with some old India flared bobbins with longer arms that bent just fine to work with the Kimono spools. :)

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Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Post by hankaye » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:12 pm

Roadkill, Howdy;

Where did ya find the Bobbins? Ebay?

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Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Post by Roadkill » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:03 am

Hank,

Cabela's catalog 20 years ago. :)

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Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Post by Old Hat » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:50 pm

Well...There you go!
I hate it when I think I'm buying organic vegetables, and when I get home I discover they are just regular donuts.
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Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Post by letumgo » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:07 pm

You’re an inspiration Bill...always. ;)

I find myself copying your creations, again and again. A vertical bobbin holder looks to be my next project ... ;) :D

Thanks Buddy.
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Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Post by fly_fischa » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:04 pm

Looks fantastic Bill!
Now imagine one with 12 either side 8-)
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Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Post by NedZeppelin » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:34 am

I ordered a set from Morus to try out and compare to my thin supply of Pearsall’s gossamer. Just heard this am after ordering about 3 weeks ago:

Hi Kevin,

I am pleased to inform you that your Morus order 1861 is despatching today.

Hope you enjoy your silk.

Kind regards
Paula

So figure another couple of weeks always slow from England. I’ll post a review and pics.
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Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:13 am

Kevin,

I appreciate the update and anticipate many here are looking forward to your review, comments, and side-by-side pictures of these spools of silk and whatever colors of Pearsall's Gossamer you have acquired.

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Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Post by NedZeppelin » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:22 pm

Finally had a chance to take some pictures today of the Morus silks as compared to the few Pearsall’s I own (being a newbie latecomer to soft hackles and flymphs), so what you see is dark claret, primrose, hot orange and brown. Theses photos were taken in bright sunlight with Rob Smith’s color chart of his great book. I think they compare very favorably, save brown, but I notice my Pearsall’s browns seem a bit old, dusty and maybe faded a bit. The thread feels the same diameter. I’ll tie something up this weekend and maybe post it if it looks right!

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Re: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute

Post by NedZeppelin » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:26 pm

In the primrose lineup the Morus is the center, I should have kept better track of which was which on the hot orange and dark claret (pretty indistinguishable I think in any event) and you can see the Morus brown is a bit shinier than the Pearsall’s.
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