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by RickA
Mon May 06, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Wet flies of Dana Reed (Theroe)
Replies: 6
Views: 1749

Re: Wet flies of Dana Reed (Theroe)

Dana was tying a few of those patterns at Fly Fest 2019 last February.
I don't have the quills he had but I'm having fun tying "Scotch style"
Ray, There's a good chance that the hackle on those are from Darbee too.
( I took a peek at his stash :shock: )
by RickA
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Light Badger Dun Flymph
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: Light Badger Dun Flymph

That has Cahill written all over it.
Very Nice!
by RickA
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Jim Leisenring in "American Trout Fishing"
Replies: 9
Views: 2843

Re: Jim Leisenring in "American Trout Fishing"

jcwillow777 wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:04 pm Thanks for posting this John. Yet another book to add to my library!
I received my copy yesterday. It's a 1972 second printing in great shape and only set me back a Jackson. :D
by RickA
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph
Replies: 24
Views: 4976

Re: Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph

Very nice!
Those "Fuzzy Heads" fished in riffles during a Green Drake hatch would be a blast.
Well done Mr. Dougsden.
by RickA
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?
Replies: 18
Views: 3506

Re: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

That is a mink, Dave. The white "beard" and dark coat is typical winter attire. You will see that they do have slightly webbed feet too. Big claws + nasty set of choppers = one mean critter. Take the time to process the pelt as Dana suggested. I have a beige mottled stole I'm taking apart ...
by RickA
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Saving one hook for reordering...
Replies: 3
Views: 982

Re: Saving one hook for reordering...

Ray, I stored my hooks the same way until my then young son dumped the box sending several hundred hooks to the floor and rug under my tying bench....oops. A magnet made quick work of the mess but I lost a few dozen that went with the rug. I spent countless hours sorting the hooks and always found a...
by RickA
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: My first shad flies - might need sunglasses to view
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: My first shad flies - might need sunglasses to view

I was thinking the same thing, Dana. I tie something similar with an estaz body and calf tail wing. Swing them on a sinktip through the thalwag and hang on. We had a banner run last spring on the upper Delaware. Shad were in the Beaverkill and a few were caught in the Willow too. Since American Shad...
by RickA
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: quill body hot spot scores
Replies: 12
Views: 3558

Re: body hot-spot scores

Thanks for the size info. Midges often skew toward the tiny, yet there are the relatively huge ones folks tie on #8s. Ha! I'm on the upper Delaware system and we fish a size 4 soft hackle we call the "Delaware Midge" during the green drake spinner fall. It's all in the dark and drives oth...
by RickA
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Primrose Silk Comparison
Replies: 13
Views: 2494

Re: Primrose Silk Comparison

Hi Old Hat New guy here and just had to register to share something I recently found. Superior Threads carries Kimono 100 silk thread and they have a color card set made with the actual threads for comparison. There are two cards and run $6.60 each plus postage. Way more economical than spools when ...