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by ronr
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & Moose
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: Starling & Moose

My friend Variant is pretty low key... he doesn't post much, doesn't do social media, won't reveal much about his mysterious past, but this dude can tie some exquisite flies and can catch fish. He also shares his knowledge which is extensive but we can't reveal secrets now can we....
by ronr
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & Moose
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: Starling & Moose

Finally got to fish those moose body flies... they were productive on both the Crooked and the Deschutes. Fished them as a dropper along with a Slattery's triple threat on point. When they didn't eat the caddis they ate the dropper. There was a nice caddis hatch this morning... Yesterday on the Desc...
by ronr
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Tenkara Renegade
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Tenkara Renegade

I'm sure they will eat em coming or going...
by ronr
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & Moose
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: Starling & Moose

Hank... Central Oregon I did tie a few of these and did add a little super glue as I wound the mane. On some, I also coated them lightly with UV resin after. I will be fishing these tomorrow and will try and give you some feedback... I tied mine in 16's and 18's...I hackled a couple with a beautiful...
by ronr
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & Moose
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: Starling & Moose

Beauties... those guys will definitely hunt in my neck of the woods. Had a very successful day fishing a similar pattern yesterday on the Crooked. Haven't used moose mane for bodies in a bit. Will crank some out today.
by ronr
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution
Replies: 19
Views: 734

Re: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution

Very interesting piece and nice video, thanks Robert. I was once gifted a few small owl feathers and used one to tie the brown owl. I was informed that it is illegal in the states to possess owl feathers. To my cohorts here on the forum, if we were to possess as has Robert in the UK, a collection of...
by ronr
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: A thank you Spider
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: A thank you Spider

aha thank you Bill... it is opposite side of the feather from the biot.... though if the biot were long enough, it could be used the same way that I'm using the other side....On most of the feathers I have, the biot base is too wide and the rest too short to be wound on a size 14-16....when tied on ...
by ronr
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: A thank you Spider
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: A thank you Spider

my biology may be incorrect.. but its from the turkey's wing... and is the barbule..
by ronr
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: A thank you Spider
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: A thank you Spider

That's it, Roadkill... i wish I could translate the entire book...its a beautiful book, and there is no English edition...I may have to get Variant to read it to me...
by ronr
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: A thank you Spider
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: A thank you Spider

While I'm at it, I tied up La Mosca Della Neve di Graziano Magrini.... one of a number of beautiful flies illustrated in Bertacchini's book... Hopefully, my translation from the Italian was close on the fly.