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by RickA
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 57
Views: 13561

Re: Tups Indispensable

I would like a sample of the Valla mix too.
There are a few commercial blends I've seen but somehow, the texture wasn't quite right.
Thanks Ned.

Nice to see you back Ron.
by RickA
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Shetland wool yarn
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Shetland wool yarn

Bob,
I already have a skein of oyster and a few other flavors.
The autumn for caddis and BWO's and paprika for iso's and spinners really stands out.
Take a pinch after a spin in the grinder and hand card in other colors as you dub.
... and nice job on the killer bugs. 8-)
Rick
by RickA
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Shetland wool yarn
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Shetland wool yarn

For those that use Jamieson's, there's a place in Seattle Wa. called Little Knits. They are running a sale and from what I understand, prices on wool will increase soon. L.K. has a nice selection of spindrift but shipping might appear steep for only a few skeins. https://www.littleknits.com/yarn.htm...
by RickA
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: A PMD and a Green Drake
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: A PMD and a Green Drake

"My, what large,um....wings you have miss guttulata....
by RickA
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: This Kid
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: This Kid

I have two 20 month old grandsons living with me, twins. Anything in their hands longer than a pencil and it turns into a sword fight. Rods? Noooooooooo. ...and the tying room; good gawd, if they get loose in there they're worse than the cat. So THAT"S why you're posting at 4:42 am! Grandpa's quiet...
by RickA
Mon May 04, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Partridge Emergers
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Partridge Emergers

...and me too.
They have a Picket Pin look to them.
Is that black head seal?
by RickA
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: What rod do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 39205

Re: What rod do you use?

Dana, That story about the Japanese factory being destroyed has a familiar ring about it. Any chance the custom rod you have is based on a blank marketed by Dale Clemens Custom Tackle under the name "apogee"? If so, I can add a bit to the story. Please DO! I knew Dick French quite well and have sev...
by RickA
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Cranefly Larva
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Cranefly Larva

Nice.
The hook looks like the old Mustad 37160 8-)
Latex?
by RickA
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: caddis fleas...
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: caddis fleas...

WOW!
Those wet shots are just.... Succulent.
by RickA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: The Bou Body (a "softest" hackle fly)
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: The Bou Body (a "softest" hackle fly)

Now that looks like it would be a great flesh fly for your fall run steelhead.