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by RickA
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Shoulder problems = new rod
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Shoulder problems = new rod

" He just happened to have an Echo SR 10'6" 3 weight in the shop. It cast very nicely in the snow with a weight forward 5 weight single hand line, but when I switched it over to my OPST Skagit line it became a cannon on long casts, but delicate enough on the short line casts." I've been looking at a...
by RickA
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: The Art of Trout Fishing in Rapid Streams
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: The Art of Trout Fishing in Rapid Streams

I agree! Mine came about 3 weeks ago and I don't think we live THAT far apart. Gaskell put a lot of research into Cutcliffe and John's contribution of his collection is impressive. I knew Shaner would be at the Fly Fishing show in Edison, NJ and took my book to get his "hancock" to add with Paul's. ...
by RickA
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Double Magic Caddis....
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Double Magic Caddis....

Very nice, John.

Although this is for an emerger, the video demonstrates a cool way to
create a herl brush in a dubbed loop. I have not tried it with a soft dubbing
but it works great with rabbit foot and squirrel.



...and Happy Birthday!
by RickA
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Rabbit Dubbing
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Rabbit Dubbing

Caucci and Nastasi came up with a spectrumized rabbit dubbing that is a great pre-mixed blend. The colors cover almost everything and it's easy to hand card or mix with other furs like Roadkill mentioned. It's fun to blend your own stuff but this is fast and simple when you are looking for small bat...
by RickA
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Left & right wings
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Left & right wings

What Bob said.. I too got stuck with a set of left wings. The last set of mallard wings I ordered were a left and right set but they were NOT a matched pair. The size difference made them useless and almost impossible to match slips with the same texture. There's no way I would spend $$$ on somethin...
by RickA
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Ice Breakers
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: Ice Breakers

Those are nice! Is that a hollow stretch tube with wire inserted A la John Collins? I love the endless combinations achievable with that technique. Our rivers are loaded with slush and shelf ice the last few days so the boat will remain in the garage And thanks for that fluffy lake effect stuff you ...
by RickA
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?
Replies: 39
Views: 1849

Re: Is This............Pearsall's 6b (Sherry Spinner)?

Hi driftless

Is your Kimono #370 color called teriyaki?
I get a few rod building supplies from Proof Fly Fishing and Matt carries a selection of
Kimono for $5.95/spool.
by RickA
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Salars Nemesis
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Salars Nemesis

Those are gorgeous, Alan.
Bill was a very gifted and talented tyer.
Thanks for sharing that.

Did Bill sneak in a turned up eye at 2 o'clock? 8-)
by RickA
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: TDC
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: TDC

A chironomid on a size 10 2xl is huge :shock:
No wonder why some of your lake fish get so big.
by RickA
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies
Replies: 38
Views: 1756

Re: H,C. Cutcliffe Flies

Ordered mine a few days ago.
A book and a warm fire on a cold winter day.
Looking forward to it!