Woodie Upper and #5 Yellow

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Re: Woodie Upper and #5 Yellow

Post by William Anderson » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:15 am

Bill, that's a beautiful combo with the duck and the yellow. Is there a touch of wax on the body silk? It's a pretty rich shade, which begs the question about the quality of the silk in more contemporary spools. I've always noted the shade shifts over the years but never noticed a shift in the luster of the silk. You've put together a killer little sulphur.
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Re: Woodie Upper and #5 Yellow

Post by tie2fish » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:31 am

Thanks, W. Yes, there is a little wax on the silk, but not very much. I tried to heavily wax some of the #5, but didn't like the result.
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Re: Woodie Upper and #5 Yellow

Post by William Anderson » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:32 am

Bill, I suspected it was a slight amount and just enough to give that silk a very natural impression.
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Re: Woodie Upper and #5 Yellow

Post by Premerger » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:47 am

Very nice Bill.
I sometimes wonder whether wax should be used on these beautifully coloured silks.
Your tie shows they still work well.
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Re: Woodie Upper and #5 Yellow

Post by Old Hat » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:42 pm

A gorgeous tie Bill. Your attention to detail is well displayed. The combination of materials just a perfect fit.

I have an immature wood duck skin but I've never really played with it much. It is a beautiful skin. I've used some small flank feathers for wings but that is about all. I had two but acquired my golden plover skin with a trade of one of them.
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Re: Woodie Upper and #5 Yellow

Post by Premerger » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:08 pm

Golden plover skin for an immature wood duck? Who'd part with golden plover?
Sounds to me like a New Zealand colonial deal, your 240,000 acres for these 2 muskets :-).
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Re: Woodie Upper and #5 Yellow

Post by tie2fish » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:27 pm

Premerger wrote:Golden plover skin for an immature wood duck? Who'd part with golden plover?
Sounds to me like a New Zealand colonial deal, your 240,000 acres for these 2 muskets :-).
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Re: Woodie Upper and #5 Yellow

Post by hankaye » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:19 pm

Premerger, Howdy;
Premerger wrote:Golden plover skin for an immature wood duck? Who'd part with golden plover?
Sounds to me like a New Zealand colonial deal, your 240,000 acres for these 2 muskets :-).
Now that we've made that deal how about something you'll not need for a flint and a few drams of
powder... we'll discuss ball & shot next year. ;) , :roll: , :lol: .

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Re: Woodie Upper and #5 Yellow

Post by UC Steve » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:41 pm

Really like that shade of yellow -- & love that hook. Simply elegant tie.
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