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by joaniebo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: 'Spider' dry flies
Replies: 25
Views: 2333

Re: 'Spider' dry flies

Several years ago, one of our TU Chapter's Founding members passed away and his wife gave me a few of his old fly tying materials and flies, including a couple large hackled / small bodied dries that I decided to duplicate. Here's a couple tied a few years back with grizzly hackles on a size 16 up e...
by joaniebo
Fri May 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamar Silk Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: Pearsall's Gossamar Silk Thread

Awhile back, Robert L. Smith posted a cross reference to YLI silks that can be used to replaced various Pearsall silks: For your reference, here’s information showing the YLI 100 number cross referenced to the Pearsall number (examble Pearsall #19 called Hot Orange is YLI 100 #216 called Bright Oran...
by joaniebo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Pink Squirrel
Replies: 22
Views: 6509

Re: Pink Squirrel

Thero

Yep, I fish Palmered flies almost all the time when I fish dries.

Bob
by joaniebo
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Pink Squirrel
Replies: 22
Views: 6509

Re: Pink Squirrel

I tied a few morer Pink Squirrels for the upcoming season plus LOTS of palmers.
by joaniebo
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: I want the universe's best Hendrickson emerger
Replies: 24
Views: 2853

Re: I want the universe's best Hendrickson emerger

Matt's pic of his PT soft hackle reminded me a some flies I tied a couple weeks ago after receiving a Golden Olive dyed partridge skin from Dave Roberts of the Feather Emporium. Used Ginger colored pheasant tail fibesr and the Golden Olive partridge for this dressing.
by joaniebo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Wholesale prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Wholesale prices

Several years ago, I made contact with a company in Africa that supplied flies to many US companies / retailers. I gathered a list of flies that my buddies and I needed and placed an order for a couple HUNDRED DOZENS of flies.... cost was something like $2.50 - $3.00 PER DOZEN. (Yep, something $0.20...
by joaniebo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Tup's Indispensable Dubbing Blend
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Tup's Indispensable Dubbing Blend

Mike

Would like to see the images, if possible. Thanks

Bob
by joaniebo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Crackleback Variation (Dry Fly)
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Crackleback Variation (Dry Fly)

John

My memory is gone! : > ). Did I Ever send you the Crackleback info?

Bob
by joaniebo
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Tup's Indispensable Dubbing Blend
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Tup's Indispensable Dubbing Blend

Mike

Since wool absorbs water, should this fly have a drop of "Watershed" or other water repellant treatment to keep the dubbing from absorbing water? I wonder if Austin used seal fur in the original dubbing mixture to help with floatation?

Bob
by joaniebo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Tup's Indispensable Dubbing Blend
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Tup's Indispensable Dubbing Blend

Take a look at this link (http://www.sparsegreymatter.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=10322 ) in a previous forum posting and you'll find a pic of some of Austin's original dubbing and my comments about mixing to get the correct shade and texture of the Tup's dubbing using red, yellow and natural seal fur ...