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by ronr
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ashy
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Ashy

not suggesting in any way that Norm should post fewer flies... just a curiosity question. I don't know the gentleman and was merely asking about his motives. We all tie and post for our own reasons.. the fellow that first taught me to tie, did so purely for the art, and was long beyond fishing them....
by ronr
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Ashy
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Ashy

Mr. Norm... what is your mission on the forum.... I realize you can tie beautiful flies, but what do you do with all of them?
by ronr
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Oversized Softhackle
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Oversized Softhackle

Those feathers make pretty good "fins" on sculpin patterns too...
by ronr
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: olive/claret Guides Choice
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: olive/claret Guides Choice

T12 excellent suggestion. I'm not sure the shiny beads are a problem... I've certainly caught plenty of fish on the traditional store bought colors. But, I'm liking the variations created by the burn technique, but I know Dom Swentosky uses a chemical bath to take the shine of of jig heads that he ...
by ronr
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Not quite sure how to word this....
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: Not quite sure how to word this....

Interesting that the top three would have certainly been in my top three as well....
by ronr
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: olive/claret Guides Choice
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: olive/claret Guides Choice

T12 excellent suggestion. I'm not sure the shiny beads are a problem... I've certainly caught plenty of fish on the traditional store bought colors. But, I'm liking the variations created by the burn technique, but I know Dom Swentosky uses a chemical bath to take the shine of of jig heads that he u...
by ronr
Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Smoke fly
Replies: 14
Views: 2468

Re: Smoke fly

Smoke fly is pretty similar to Syl's midge... one of Neme's patterns that I fish quite often.
by ronr
Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: olive/claret Guides Choice
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: olive/claret Guides Choice

T12 true that the various beads react differently to having the coating burned. I play around with how long I heat them to achieve the patina I want and I keep a little wet sponge on my table to quench the bead after heating. I first saw this done on Ohlie's Flies Youtube channel. Cant remember the ...
by ronr
Sun Jun 12, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: First post
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: First post

Same here from the left coast, sort of... Central Oregon high desert. Welcome. Like the cork fly stands too!
by ronr
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Squirrel's nest
Replies: 14
Views: 428

Re: Squirrel's nest

now a jalapeño goes great with lots of things.... Haven't tried it with whisky.... I wonder how it would go with an Old Fashion... :idea: