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by RickA
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bead Thoraxed Soft Hackled Nymphs
Replies: 20
Views: 3555

Re: Bead Thoraxed Soft Hackled Nymphs

Bob, My jaw dropped when I saw your march browns...like they came outa my box. :shock: I'm also using a black nickle version for something more muted. The local fish see way too many gold beaded patterns and become bling shy when the rivers run clear. The hackle does act as a veil which helps tone i...
by RickA
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks
Replies: 23
Views: 4958

Re: Sharpes of Aberdeen Cane Rod Blanks

Double Drool!
I like the jig too.
by RickA
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Jays
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: Jays

Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:12 am Holy Cow, Norm. Those are gorgeous.
I agree!
Did you use a wing burner or trim by hand?
I would love to show those to Salmo salar 8-)
by RickA
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Peacock and Black - Black Spider
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

Re: Peacock and Black - Black Spider

I'm liking the 22 and the top B&W in size 24 looks like a great trico pattern.
by RickA
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Ted Neimeyer Stripped Quills
Replies: 17
Views: 3010

Re: Ted Neimeyer Stripped Quills

[Thanks Dana. It also makes me want to go back and read every post that Bill made.
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I'm working on that too.
With a little over 5K posts, you'll be stuck in your Shuck for a while.
by RickA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Buckskin
Replies: 12
Views: 2090

Re: Buckskin

I still tie and fish a few buckskin patterns and believe the chamois gives the fish something to chew on. After a few fish, they get stanked and slimed like the real thing :twisted: ... synthetics don't do that. The downside is they do not dry well and there will be some rusty hooks but it's a small...
by RickA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Saber Hooks?
Replies: 42
Views: 7202

Re: Saber Hooks?

Carl, If you have any Dai-Riki #270 size #10. I use them on some of my soft hackle patterns.
John
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Hi John
I found a few packs of #12 and #14.
They are not full packs but if you are interested, send me your address in a pm and I'll mail them.
Rick
by RickA
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A wet fly bound to raise some hackles ;)
Replies: 15
Views: 2904

Re: A wet fly bound to raise some hackles ;)

Very Nice!
At first, they looked like a biot body. A monochord is bomb proof!
I also like a stiffer hackle on a wet when fishing fast broken water during a spinner fall.
Browns like those softer waters but there's nothing like a ballistic rainbow in a riffle.
A little bit of Badger in that cape?
by RickA
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Saber Hooks?
Replies: 42
Views: 7202

Re: Saber Hooks?

Trifly wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:00 am I am in the Wholesale Fly Company camp as well. I have started replacing my now discontinued Dai-Riki stock with them.
Wait... are you saying Dai-Riki is discontinuing their line of hooks, phasing out certain model numbers,
or you just like Wholesale Fly better?
by RickA
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 32
Views: 8596

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

I believe he does Ron. Not a better deal going anywhere. I'll second that, and yes, he does include the saddle. I was sorry Charlie was not at the FFS in Jersey last January. Apparently the cost for vendors became prohibitive. He always had a selection of variants that were just a little different ...