What color Pearsalls is this?

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What color Pearsalls is this?

Post by Theroe » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:43 pm

Sparked in part by the previous topic “is this Pearsalls 6B?” - what color is this spool that I have? For reference, to the left is a plastic spool of Primrose, and to the right is a wood spool of Primrose. I’ve compared it to the various charts but I can’t come up with a concrete decision. One other thing: this wooden spool is slightly larger than the other old wooden spools.

Thank you ALL in advance,
Dana
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Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

Post by bearbutt » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:51 pm

I'd guess 6a--hotsy-totsy orange.

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Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

Post by daringduffer » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:30 pm

Difficult. The wooden primrose has a light greenish tint on my screen, very different from the plastic one. Could be due to reflections from something. Your mystery orange is in between my amber and my hot orange. It changes when I change the angle of the screen. If you send me all your silk I just may be able to help you. I have had several different shades of orange on wooden spools. Different 'sheen' from the silk makes a difference of colour too, to my eyes.

What colour? It's a very nice colour.

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Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

Post by redietz » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:47 pm

bearbutt wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:51 pm
I'd guess 6a--hotsy-totsy orange.
My guess as well.
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Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:09 pm

I'm leaning toward 6A as well, at least from what my computer screen shows me.
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Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:03 am

I vote with the 6a (Light Orange, later called Gold) crowd. Hot Orange would be #19. Nice collection of wooden spools!

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Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

Post by daringduffer » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:37 pm

Checking on another screen, it's clearly closer to 6A, Light orange, than to 19, Hot orange. Closer.

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Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

Post by Theroe » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:58 pm

Thanks for all the input, gentlemen.
I thought it was Gold at first .........And now I’m still not sure :D: D :D :D :D :D :D !!

Either way, it is a very nice color to have, and use .....

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Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:54 am

Dana,

How about posting a 3-fly lineup of Partridge & Oranges; 1 tied with 6a, 1 tied with 19, and 1 tied with this spool. It would be interesting to see the colors side-by-side on a classic fly pattern.

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Re: What color Pearsalls is this?

Post by Theroe » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:05 am

Good idea - I’ll make some time over the next few days...
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