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by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Permanent Marker Pens - Does anyone use them on hackle?
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Permanent Marker Pens - Does anyone use them on hackle?

I've used Panton pens in the past on various materials with great success and on hackle with varied success. Someone in the local fly fishing club said they'd had good luck with Chartpack pens. May have to try a few.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Mustang Sally”
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: “Mustang Sally”

If there is a music store in your area that sells violins and cellos, they probably carry beautiful, white, stallion tail hair. It's used on the bow of those stringed instruments.

They probably also have different grades of rosin, if you want to make your own tying waxes.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Eurasian Collared Dove (Dotterel Substitute)
Replies: 22
Views: 431

Re: Eurasian Collared Dove (Dotterel Substitute)

DUBBN, yup, nothing compared to the sweet sound of a Mourning Dove. I have heard they are slightly tastier than the Mourning Dove and much larger. This thing about them being a good Dotterel sub is a bonus.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Black Spider... kind of
Replies: 18
Views: 656

Re: Black Spider... kind of

Washington State has a Black Skwala Stonefly hatch that happens around early April, depending on weather. We used to live a ten minute drive from the Deschutes River in Washington, not Oregon. The river runs past the old Rainier Brewery and the State Capitol Campus in Olympia. The river is open to f...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Mustang Sally”
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: “Mustang Sally”

Nicely tied fly. Horse hair makes great bodies or overbodies on flies. It does stretch a bit when wet. Leaders and lines were made from the white tail hairs of a lusty stallion. Mares urinate on their tails, making the hairs weaker. I'd hate to have the fish of a lifetime break off because a horse h...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Greenwell's & Flymph
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Greenwell's & Flymph

I'm like Ray. How did I miss these. Both are beautiful examples. Nicely done.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Bob, The watercricket with a waxed primrose body is a killer when BWOs are about. I tie them on a Daiichi 1640, size 14. That 2XS shank is just about perfect for a wee blue wing.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Great fly, nicely dressed. I tie them in orange and primrose, usually in a 14.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “GS & M” soft hackle
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: “GS & M” soft hackle

Very buggy looking. I like it.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Cleaning House
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Cleaning House

DUBBN wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:24 pm
letumgo wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:42 pm I hope the recipients realize what a treasure they've received. Kudo's Wayne. What a kind thing to do.
They weren't all worthy causes. One destination was supposed to send me a ticket to the Adult Film industries midget awards.
DUBBN, you rascal you.