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by RickA
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Over Sized
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Over Sized

I love fishing some of the heavier riffs where the local rainbows like to hold.
Slightly stiffer hackles and a tad longer than usual is often the key to a solid take in those situations.
Those "over sized" would be just the ticket.
Nicely done. 8-)
by RickA
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Golden Plover Breast Feathers
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Golden Plover Breast Feathers

those Golden Plover Breast Feathers are some of the nicest looking game hackles I've ever used and the way they sweep back is great! Gotta get a few more in the future. Bob I've been on the Cookshill waiting list and I think it's up to 40. Steve thinks he will be dead by the time that happens. Put ...
by RickA
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: mounting flies in shadow boxes, frames, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 1262

Re: mounting flies in shadow boxes, frames, etc

Nice work, Tom.
I couldn't help but notice the RNTU logo and not to get off topic but.....
I knew a few of your members when I chaired the state council.
Andy B tied one mean winged wet. Bob P helped with our youth camps and
Tim E was just full of energy. A great group of guys.
Small world.
by RickA
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles
Replies: 24
Views: 713

Re: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

I have absolutely shitloads of tying stuff collected over about 45 years. And I don’t care. I will continue to collect all sorts of tying material, because I like tying flies of all types, shapes and sizes.. 8-) Now that's funny, I have only been tying for 4 or 5 years and my wife and friends think...
by RickA
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: mounting flies in shadow boxes, frames, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 1262

Re: mounting flies in shadow boxes, frames, etc

That is outstanding, Ray.
The watercolor gives it a unique look too.

I have a modest collection of some special flies I really should mount.
I noticed you used a frame with an insert that allows spacing between the matte and glass.
Is that something you made or did you find that in a craft store?
by RickA
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles
Replies: 24
Views: 713

Re: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails & Hackles

Wow..
Not much has changed with those B. Dewitt boxes.
by RickA
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: The Violet Midge Spider.
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

Me too! Although I never catch fish with a purple fly....EVER. It’s like the curse for me :x [/quote] yeah, I laughed the first time I saw a purple haze too. What the heck is that???? Turns out it was hot from ronr's neighborhood all the way back to the tip of the mitt. Not so much here in the N/E b...
by RickA
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Plover
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Golden Plover

I was on the Cookskill list for a long time. I found a whole G plover skin listed on FeathersMc for 80 smackers and pulled the trigger. It went into the freezer before I even opened it and when I did, it had been infested before I got it. Not a happy camper... Go with Cookskill but don't hold your b...
by RickA
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution
Replies: 19
Views: 741

Re: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution

Robert,
I just finished reading your article and went out to the hen coop.
I picked up the double laced Barnevelder and was looking at it's rump when...

wife: RICK!
me: what?
Wife: Don't even think about it!!!

She looks close. :twisted:
by RickA
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Electronic Caddis
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Electronic Caddis

John Collins gave me a few of those when he first started messing around with that pattern.
I too have had mixed results but there is that occasional day when the fish can't keep their lips off them.
The Great Lakes steelhead are another story. It shines in the late fall and winter.