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by ronr
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Oversized Softhackle
Replies: 6
Views: 156

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: 718

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: 376

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: 718

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: 2359

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: 718

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: 7
Views: 173

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: 336

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:
by ronr
Fri Jun 10, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Squirrel's nest
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Squirrel's nest

One thing I try to do when I've blasphemed a classic is pay homage to those from the past with a wee dram of a good single malt.
by ronr
Fri Jun 10, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fenwick Streamflex Plus 10' 3 wt and a cast of two wets
Replies: 31
Views: 11946

Re: Fenwick Streamflex Plus 10' 3 wt and a cast of two wets

Dale... it might not be the absolute best tool in the shed.... But I can hit a 54degree sand wedge 50 yds, 60 yds, or 75 yds when I need to. So I can cast this rod 30 feet with a 18# adams when I need to.... but I can also do it with my 10' 4wt G Loomis, or my 8'6" 3wt Cabellas.... with the rig...