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by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Nutria Skin
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Nutria Skin

Very nice pelt. I've done business with Centralia Hide and Fur for a couple of decades since they were right down the road from our old house. I was usually buying buffalo rawhide though.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Fuzzle Flymph
Replies: 14
Views: 179

Re: Fuzzle Flymph

Thanks, Carl. I'll try the Aunt Lydia's and see what results I get.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Fuzzle Flymph
Replies: 14
Views: 179

Re: Fuzzle Flymph

Carl, what kind of fiber length does your fuzzle yarn have? I have small packages of most colors of Aunt Lydia's Sparkle Yarn that I haven't touched in years. I'd like to chop up a bit and see how it does.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 46
Views: 1770

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

No problem, Tim. To be honest, I forgot I posted it. What a wonderful surprise to see my question answered. That old age thing I guess. Thanks for the response...made my day.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: most productive soft hackle trout fly
Replies: 35
Views: 848

Re: most productive soft hackle trout fly

Tim, My go to fly when prospecting or casting to rising fish is a Stewart's Black Spider, size 14, tied on a Daiichi 1640. Number two is a Partridge and Orange sizes 10 to 14, number three is a peacock herl body with black hen hackle in sizes 12 to 16. For the peacock body, wrap the herl around the ...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Fishing Wets Again
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Fishing Wets Again

Really nice, Dubbn. I like them all, so it would be hard to pick a favorite.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Furled Tenkara Leader - Instructions for Making Your Own
Replies: 14
Views: 5748

Re: Furled Tenkara Leader - Instructions for Making Your Own

Tom, your method reminds me of using a furling machine making horse hair snoods with at Darrel Martin's place. The machine and it's accessories are shown in his book The Fly Fisher's Craft on page 228. We also hand furled several snoods using a technique very much like the one shown by Norm. We join...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Grouse and Flash
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Grouse and Flash

Nice. Some of those are going in the brook trout box. What sizes do you tie them in?
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A wet fly bound to raise some hackles ;)
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: A wet fly bound to raise some hackles ;)

Those are beautifully tied flies, at least in my opinion. I am assuming they will fish in the film or just below it, with the body hanging below the surface. Really, really nice.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Useing wool for dubbing
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: Useing wool for dubbing

Yup, What Chase Creek said. I just chop it up and toss it in a cheap coffee grinder and hit it with a couple pulses. Works like a champ. You can also mix in other materials, like SLF, other synthetics or natural materials. Making dubbing can get addictive.