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by ronr
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tinsels and other Bling...
Replies: 22
Views: 924

Re: Tinsels and other Bling...

tasty fly Bill thanks for joining us at our little tying session last week. Next time maybe we can put these guys to work on the Crooked.
by ronr
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Spun body nymph
Replies: 26
Views: 595

Re: Spun body nymph

I'm with you John... not suggesting anything wrong with anyone's choice. I agree the fish are the true judges. My comment is just curiosity and knowing that the bugs in your neighborhood may differ from mine. I certainly tied different flies when I was fishing the Guadalupe in Texas than I need here...
by ronr
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Spun body nymph
Replies: 26
Views: 595

Re: Spun body nymph

Being a little on the "non-traditionalist" side of things.. I lean toward sparse bodies on nymphs and have had more success with spider style soft hackles than with the more heavily bodied flymphs. Rosbourough's fuzzy nymphs have a following and I'm sure they work in some waters. I wonder if their s...
by ronr
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.

Ray,, great tutorial.. I really like your handling of the underbody wire. I've not tried mashing down the ends to create the taper...
by ronr
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: button hole twist
Replies: 17
Views: 947

Re: button hole twist

this fly continues to produce for me.I've finally given up trying to get it just like the commercial one, and tying it with a variety of orange threads. Getting the segmentation right is the hard part, but the color of the threads Im using seems to produce just fine. Getting the size 18 hackle right...
by ronr
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tinsels and other Bling...
Replies: 22
Views: 924

Re: Tinsels and other Bling...

Bill I really like your show set up... when we get together next week, I'd love for you to give me some help with my set up for the Albany show next spring... PS.. Ray.. watching Bill tie is a treat. Thats how we got acquainted a few years ago at the NW Fly Tyers Expo. Its even more fun watching him...
by ronr
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Dyed Wings
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Dyed Wings

thanks for info on Mike Hogue... his site is a little hard to navigate, but I did find his dyed starlings... just what I was looking for...
by ronr
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: dyed starling skins
Replies: 5
Views: 253

dyed starling skins

I tie quite a few small flies with starling feathers. I can't find dyed skins locally. Anyone recommend a source and are the dyed skins really worth having for variety. Does the dying weaken the feathers?
by ronr
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Tinsels and other Bling...
Replies: 22
Views: 924

Re: Tinsels and other Bling...

a man after my own heart...lots of good ideas for me to borrow...
by ronr
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Worth Reading
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Worth Reading

Kreft is a very good tyer and shares a lot of info on his blog. Plus, he is just a really nice man and gives back to the community in many ways. Pretty well known around here for fishing a river with no fish...the Metolius. How he continues to catch fish there is amazing.