YLI Silk thread junkie

Moderators: William Anderson, letumgo

FlyFisherMann1955
Posts: 93
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:24 pm
Location: Midwest City, OK

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:00 pm

I've seen a picture showing YLI #242 (Pinky Brown) as a good match for Pearsall's Ash (#10).

Tight Lines- Ken
User avatar
ForumGhillie
Site Admin
Posts: 843
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:28 pm
Location: Cheesehead
Contact:

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

Post by ForumGhillie » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:17 pm

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:00 pm
I've seen a picture showing YLI #242 (Pinky Brown) as a good match for Pearsall's Ash (#10).

Tight Lines- Ken
Ah, I almost forgot. How is this?


Image
User avatar
Old Hat
Posts: 3895
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:24 am
Location: Where Deet is a Cologne
Contact:

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

Post by Old Hat » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:33 pm

Really nice post John. I'm waiting for a couple colors of Kimono in the mail. Should be here any day and then I'll get a comparison out for those as well.
I hate it when I think I'm buying organic vegetables, and when I get home I discover they are just regular donuts.
http://www.oldhatflytying.com
wsbailey
Posts: 722
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:30 pm
Location: Fort Wayne Indiana

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

Post by wsbailey » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:57 pm

This website has the Kimono silk thread cards where you can get a close-up view.

https://eeschenck.com/thread/color-cards.html
User avatar
Old Hat
Posts: 3895
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:24 am
Location: Where Deet is a Cologne
Contact:

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

Post by Old Hat » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:37 pm

Thanks. You can't order them though they are just for comparison. I have the color card #2 here but have not been able to find #1. Their photo colors are a little saturated on the website.
I hate it when I think I'm buying organic vegetables, and when I get home I discover they are just regular donuts.
http://www.oldhatflytying.com
wsbailey
Posts: 722
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:30 pm
Location: Fort Wayne Indiana

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

Post by wsbailey » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:32 pm

This might be for both. The description isn't specific.

https://www.judimadsen.com/products/kim ... 2c86&_ss=r
ronr
Posts: 312
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:03 pm
Location: Central Oregon/Texas Transplant

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

Post by ronr » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:40 am

I lucked out and found a quilt store in Bend that carries the YLI... had almost all the colors that a tyer would want and at $7 per spool, not too bad. Dummy me though wound up with two spools of #213. Anyone want a trade,...
wsbailey
Posts: 722
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:30 pm
Location: Fort Wayne Indiana

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

Post by wsbailey » Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:28 pm

Years ago, Alec Jackson (former USA Pearsall's distributor) sent me the Pearsall's embroidery silk chart to pick the closest to Straw #2. Pearsall's lost the original recipes for it as well as the other unavailable colors. I got to keep the chart and I received box of a dozen #2 Straw gossamer reels for my effort.

Image
joaniebo
Posts: 329
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:24 pm

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

Post by joaniebo » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:33 pm

wsbailey wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:28 pm
Years ago, Alec Jackson (former USA Pearsall's distributor) sent me the Pearsall's embroidery silk chart to pick the closest to Straw #2. Pearsall's lost the original recipes for it as well as the other unavailable colors. I got to keep the chart and I received box of a dozen #2 Straw gossamer reels for my effort.

Image
Bill

I was introduced to Alec Jackson quite a few years ago via another guy (a very good rod-building friend of Alec) and Alec sold me his products as a dealer, so I was able to get LOTS of his silks at VERY reasonable prices. Alec had told me (years ago) that he had special runs made of the Straw and a couple other colors (Golden Olive, maybe). For awhile, he used to send these cards out with some of his shipments.

Bob
Attachments
Alec Jackson's Soft Hackle Dressings.jpg
Alec Jackson's Soft Hackle Dressings.jpg (584.48 KiB) Viewed 201 times
wsbailey
Posts: 722
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:30 pm
Location: Fort Wayne Indiana

Re: YLI Silk thread junkie

Post by wsbailey » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:01 pm

B ob,
Yes, I remember those cards. I miss characters like Alec.

Bill
Post Reply