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by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Grouse
Replies: 16
Views: 406

Re: Grouse and Grouse

FG, Yup those English Red Grouse make beautiful hackles. One of my favorites to tie with, along with woodcock, Golden Plover and Starling, yes, Starling. We have Grouse here that come into the yard to eat our fermented miniature crab apples. Watching them trying to fly away is a riot. Steve's site c...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Grouse
Replies: 16
Views: 406

Re: Grouse and Grouse

I sent our friend, Variant, a set of three Grouse and Grouse. He saved two and fished one. Caught two redside trout on it. It will work. Nice to have a report when my rivers are closed.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.

Dana, Check jewelry makers tools. My wife picked up a couple sets of fine smooth jawed pliers from a friend who makes jewelry. These may work for you. https://www.gesswein.com/p-10958-valuel ... -nose.aspx
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.

Ray, Excellent SBS as always. Wonderful descriptions and excellent photography. I noticed today, on a FB streamer forum, that some guys are using teflon tape to form tapered underbodies on streamers and to form an underbody over lead or lead free wire. I may be raiding the plumbing tool box for that...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Brown Hackles
Replies: 16
Views: 315

Re: Brown Hackles

What Carl said, Norm. Each and every one beautifully dressed. I am especially fond of the peacock bodied flies, simply because I think trout love peacock bodies.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Brookes' Fancy
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Brookes' Fancy

Norm, I've been a fan of your tying since the FAOL days. I'm really enjoying seeing your flies again.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: dyed starling skins
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: dyed starling skins

I have several dyed starling skins, as well as a bleached skin. The feathers are no more fragile than a standard skin. I bought them from a guy who does small batch dying at a fly expo in Washington years ago. I looked on the packages for his info, but there was none. Sorry.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Fox Squirrel dubbing
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Fox Squirrel dubbing

I really like fox squirrel dubbing. Not only is it really spikey, but you can do so much with it, or to it. A fav for sure. We have about 3 inches of fine dry powder snow on top of 2 inches of slush. Supposed to get down to 14 tonight and all the way up to 27 tomorrow. Thankfully the plows and sand ...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Fox Squirrel dubbing
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Fox Squirrel dubbing

Hank, you crack me up, my friend. I just envisioned row after row of snowflakes, little helmets, packs and rifles, slogging their way to Dana's.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Bead Thoraxed Soft Hackled Nymphs
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Bead Thoraxed Soft Hackled Nymphs

I used to hate bead anything flies. One day fishing a PMD flymph on the Lochsa River of Idaho, I was doing pretty well, pulling some nice Cutthroat up from a fairly deep hole. I was quite content until I watched a guy just downstream a bit just slaying them. Fish after fish fell for his fly. I walke...