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by ronr
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Variegated Golden Stone Flymph
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Variegated Golden Stone Flymph

John Nichols Brown Darter in the swap using LaFontaines double magic technique also produces a beautiful variegated body. Love his fly.
by ronr
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Variegated Golden Stone Flymph
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Variegated Golden Stone Flymph

Bill like those two.. I'm not big on the rubber leg tails, but that's just me. Bummed me out that I was shut out on the water you fished the day before. Guess my versions and skills just didn't; measure up... :oops: :D :mrgreen:
by ronr
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stealing Dubbn's fly patterns
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Stealing Dubbn's fly patterns

DUBBN'S flies continue to inspire and provide patterns to borrow. His post on attractor nymphs a while back had a number of stone fly patterns that he fishes in his waters. Here in Central Oregon, the Metolius has a healthy population of golden stones that persist for months rather than weeks. Latel...
by ronr
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Green Drake flymph
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: Green Drake flymph

Put my "Variant" to the test yesterday... results speak for themselves
by ronr
Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Green Drake flymph
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: Green Drake flymph

Sorry...hogging the post.. but I liked the second variant better.... copper Krystal Flash rib and CDL tail... better taper on the body and less dubbing behind the bead...
by ronr
Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Green Drake flymph
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: Green Drake flymph

So I improvised.. with Bill's guidance I whipped up a version of Bill's spectra drake blend and took a few liberties to come up with this variant. In Arlen Thomason's "Bugwater" he shows a photo of a lesser green drake dun "flav" that has dark reddish black eyes. So I used a 2.9m...
by ronr
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Green Drake flymph
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: Green Drake flymph

never could catch one, might have been flavs though....not western green drakes...
by ronr
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Green Drake flymph
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: Green Drake flymph

I was gifted a couple of these babies last week with a promise of giving them a try on the green drake hatch on the Metolius. Well, the green drakes weren't in evidence, but another mayfly hatch was in full bloom this morning. Bill's flymph produced four trout including one from out of a deep underc...
by ronr
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Teak Wading Staff (DIY Project)
Replies: 20
Views: 4725

Re: Teak Wading Staff (DIY Project)

Hank.. I have to admit I like the look of the spiral wrap, but in truth it's not as comfortable as a plain wrap. Yes, it provides some grip and for occasional holding while wading, it's fine. But, I wouldn't use it on a hiking pole. I went for the fast and easy wrap when I chose this style. Having u...
by ronr
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Teak Wading Staff (DIY Project)
Replies: 20
Views: 4725

Re: Teak Wading Staff (DIY Project)

Ray.. bringing up a past topic, but so glad you created it. I'm on my second version of this DIY. I broke my first one yesterday. I wasn't wading when I broke it, but I learned this stick is not designed to lever large timbers out of a trail. It had served me well and not a moments hesitation to mak...