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Silk and soft hackles

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Bought half a partridge and some fresh colors of Pearsalls to help fight off the cold this winter....the efforts of a couple relaxing evenings at the vise:
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Look out!...hang on!...when you fish the purple ones.

Nice job, TT.

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purple seems to be a hot color these days. My new obsession as far as color is root beer.

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Whole lotta softies you know the song. Love them, nicely done TT.

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Can you list the materials you used to tie the first three rows (top of pic down) ? Obviously partridge hackle, but what else?

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Nice work, Tomitrout. Enjoy them.

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Look nice. I have tied alot of soft hackles in my day but never purple.
But I just found a spool of pearsalls in purple. Did not know I had it. I will try a few. They look fishy.

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There is something about purple SHs. I tie a starling and purple with a silver wire rib and seem to do very well with it, especially early in the season.

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Can you list the materials you used to tie the first three rows (top of pic down) ? Obviously partridge hackle, but what else?


Sure, they're pretty simple; Pearsall silk thread bodies, wire rib and small bit of dubbing for volume, the hackle is partridge.

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OK thanks. Very nice.

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Quote:

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There is something about purple SHs. I tie a starling and purple with a silver wire rib and seem to do very well with it, especially early in the season.


Totally agree.

Fish really hammer them hard!

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Where did you get your partridge? I tried to find some at the show I was at on Sunday but didn't find what I was looking for.

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BassPro had a few half-skins hanging on the wall.

Posted on: 2/25 9:41


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Where did you get your partridge? I tried to find some at the show I was at on Sunday but didn't find what I was looking for.


Partridge and rooster hackle are two (of many) materials that I would never recommend buying on-line.
Any time I walk into a fly shop (anywhere) I go right to the partridge skins and take them out of the package.
The good shops know what they have and they are priced accordingly.
I found a skin with beautiful markings on tiny feathers (very rare) that was marked $30 right next to skins that were $10.
I walked out with it. And I had two at home already.

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Good idea, this is a tyer who thinks ahead. The smaller feathers on those skins go fast, even on skins with a lot of them they're still in short supply.

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