Tups Indispensable

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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by Old Hat » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:53 pm

This a is a good bunch of "well washed" tup's wool I received from our long lost Jeff from NZ. It has a good yellow color to it.
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Post by letumgo » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:54 pm

I miss Jeff... Good bloke.
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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by tie2fish » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:32 am

That is a beautiful sample of fur you have there, Carl.
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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by gingerdun » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:19 pm

Here is Leisenring's version of the Tups Nymph.
This is from the set of twelve favorite flies that Leisenring gave to Charley Rethoret, owner of Hotel Rapids on the Brodheads in Analomink, PA. The set of flies eventually was purchased by Bernie Pociask, now deceased, who let me photograph them. I don't know where the flies are now—possible in the possession of his son.
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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by wsbailey » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:01 pm

Jacobsen wrote that he thought the discoloration was caused by sheep bugs and urine. I don't know; he might be right. I think it could be canary stain.

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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by upstatetrout » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:30 pm

That is magic! I wished I still lived in Newbury I would love to see that fly!!!!!

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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by Bazzer69 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:52 pm

I obtained my rams wool from Nistock Farm in Vermont ( I think). It had the yellow staining which did not wash out. I found the I didn’t need much “yellow” wool or red seal. The finished result was nice in my opinion. But of course no one really knows the orginal formula and it seemed to be changed over the course of time.
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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by joaniebo » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:10 pm

One photo "supposedly shows" a sample of the original Tup's dubbing. The next photo shows a sample that a fellow in the UK sent to me from his Father's / Grandfather's stash of materials, which I used to mix the bag shown. SInce then, I've added a little more yellow seal sub to my mix.
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Re: Tups Indispensable

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Re: Tups Indispensable

Post by NedZeppelin » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:14 pm

Does any shop offer a good Tups dubbing? The Valla recipe looks perfect but as near as I can tell, True Red wool yarn no longer exists and cheddar Felt Dimensions is either gone or on the endangered species list. That, and if you acquired all those ingredients, spending the better part of $50, you’d have a multigenerational supply. Interested in testing out the best Tups recipe on the Frying Pan this September for the PMDs, hoping the world is back to something resembling normal by then. Stay safe, be well, tie flies.
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