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Any pearsall tying silk for trade ?


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#1 Mogup

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:56 PM

Does anyone have some spools that they may offer for a trade?.
I'm lacking scarlet and black from my inventory. If you have them
laying around I could put them to good use and I might have one or
two items laying around as well that one could use. Let me know.
Thanks

#2 Charlie Vestal

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:47 PM

J. Stockard had some Persall's in stock.  I bought some from them in January.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:32 AM

Thanks but not the colors I'm looking for.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:51 AM

It's seen on ebay reasonably often, especially the .uk one but the postage might not be cheap !



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:37 PM

https://www.ebay.com/i/221178304320?chn=ps&var=520131508868


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:34 PM

Thanks jgogg but that the marabou silk not the tying thread.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:22 PM

Thanks jgogg but that the marabou silk not the tying thread.

If you intend to use Pearsall's in the traditional fashion, all you must do is take whatever length strand of silk you wish to tie with, then split it to the thickness you desire.  Marabou will work fine for that.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:44 PM

Anglers All in Littleton, CO, had some black Persall's on the shelf when I was there last (March 9th).

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:35 AM

thanks Charlie.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:20 AM

I suppose you are trying to complete a collection rather than seeking silk to tie with.  It is hard to find all colors now that it has been discontinued.  But, in case you do intend to tie with it, my recollection is that primrose was the traditional best color of choice.  This, I was led to believe, was because that dye weakened silk the least.   (Probably an old wife's tale.  I might think undyed white would be best...)


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:36 AM

jgogg I am planning on tying as I have in the past and I would like to acquire scarlet and black as ai do not have those colors. . Primrose I have.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:54 AM

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2060353.m570.l1311.R1.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.XPearsall%27s+gossamer.TRS0&_nkw=pearsalls+gossamer+silk&_sacat=0



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:04 PM

Thanks arkle I was able to get the red from there.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:41 PM

Here's a guy that's lost his bleeding mind...

 

https://www.ebay.com/i/273754041611?chn=ps


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 01:21 AM

yup I think that same guy was trying to sell it for 40.00 last month. Quite the shipping charge as well !

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:18 AM

& it's a modern spool,  Even the earlier wooden spools sell for a LOT less than that. Is he sending it by a personalized courier as well ? 



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:54 PM

Just curious; are you tying salmon flies or trout spiders?


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:41 PM

Spiders jgogg.

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 12:59 AM

I took strands from both Pearsall's spools.   In the photo of the strands, the far left is Gossamer.  Next is a single strand from the Marabou.  Then two, then three strands.  

 

I would think for spiders, one or two strands of Marabou would work quite well.  Plus it is available and reasonably priced.

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 02:28 AM

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