Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer

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Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by paparex » Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:51 pm

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a great New Year!

I got an Instagram post from my friend Grant Bench, @theflyninja, about Morus Silks. Morus is the successor to Pearsalls and the US distributor is Gunpowedercustometackle.com ,(https://www.gunpowdercustomtackle.com/p ... -superfine). The online store is in Colorado. The price is not cheap ( $8.50/bobbin) but it is about availability not price.

Check out the site and see if this is the awaited supplier of fine silk thread.

BTW, Grant is a fly tier extraordinary. I am mesmerized by his soft hackles as I am a fan of many of yours.

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Re: Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:33 pm

Rex,

I appreciate the update. There has been some info about this silk from Morus. See the 3-page post below called: New Pearsall's Silk Substitute. It's good to know there is a U.S. source, although the color selection is very limited. Encourage your friend to post some pictures of his soft hackle flies so the rest of us can enjoy them too!

Thanks- Ken
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Re: Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by daringduffer » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:05 pm

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:33 pm
Rex,

Encourage your friend to post some pictures of his soft hackle flies so the rest of us can enjoy them too!

Thanks- Ken
I would like to see them too.

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Re: Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by paparex » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:02 pm

daringduffer wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:05 pm
FlyFisherMann1955 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:33 pm
Rex,

Encourage your friend to post some pictures of his soft hackle flies so the rest of us can enjoy them too!

Thanks- Ken
I would like to see them too.

dd
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"...Here’s a few recent ties. You may post them up if you wish. Honey dun n primrose, The Holy Trinity on one hook (snipe n purple, partridge n orange, and waterhen bloa) and lastly an unnamed Irish style mayfly tied to appear as if it’s on fire. Thanks for the kind words :) Best, Grant"
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Re: Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by letumgo » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:38 pm

Please thank Grant for sharing the photos with us. The flies are gorgeous! I smiled when I saw the Holy Trinity. Neato! :D
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Re: Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:32 pm

I'm pretty sure Grant is a member here, Nativecutt is the handle. He was in one of the swaps a while back. Yes, he's a very talented tier.

I haven't been happy with any of the "replacment" silks I've tried, other than the Kimono. The Semperfli was too thick and fuzzy, the 54 Dean Street is on a terrible wood spool and lacks the finish of Pearsall's. I have some of the Morus on order to try that, so the jury is still out.

Vickie, my lovely wife, insisted I place an order with Jim Slattery for some of the real thing. I mean, after getting her an HMH TRV for Christmas, how could she not. Love tying with the real thing.
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Re: Sucessor to Pearsall's Gossamer

Post by daringduffer » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:32 pm

Thank you for the photo. The 'pick your own choice' fly was rather funny. Honey dun n primrose would be my first choice.

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