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by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Pete Hidy Appreciation
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

Excellent work, Carl. I'd have to tie 500 flies to get 12 of that quality. I am totally stealing your idea though. Do you have a good source or did you just Amazon it?
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: No longer a virgin
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: No longer a virgin

Aw, Jeez, Tim. Now your on the slippery slope of fly fishing. You'll soon be bankrupting yourself to obtain elusive wet fly hackles, silk threads, waxes of all types and colors, and hair from assorted critters you've never heard of. In other words, welcome to the club.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?
Replies: 23
Views: 791

Re: Top 6 Commonly Used Hen Neck Colors?

Those are some nice looking necks and the colors are great. I haven't seen Collins necks in some time. I may have to get an order in. Does he still throw in the saddle as well?
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Remembering Mark L.
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: Remembering Mark L.

Very nice, Mike, Thanks for posting that link.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 914

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

If your looking for quality, white, horse hair for making leader snoods, try shops that sell to violin and cello players. Their bows use horsehair, usually Siberian Stallion. Stallion tail hair was used because mares get urine on their tails, discoloring and weakening the hair. White horse hair, whe...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: OPST Skagit head for single hand rods
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: OPST Skagit head for single hand rods

Ray, I went with the 7.5 foot 35 grain floating tip and the 7.5 foot 60 grain sink tips. All three sink tips that length are 60 grain (Riffle, Run and Bucket), they just have a different density to affect their sink rates. You don't have to alter your casting stroke for different weight tips. I thin...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: OPST Skagit head for single hand rods
Replies: 3
Views: 123

OPST Skagit head for single hand rods

When I was living out in Washington and fishing western rivers I got really spoiled. I usually had plenty of backcast room, fishing on big gravel bars or being waist deep in a broad freestone river. In those instances where my back cast room was limited I fell back on my two hand casting techniques,...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri May 31, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 914

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Mike, I suck at blood knots as well so I don't use them. I use a double triple surgeon's knot instead. When I was young and dumb we used to use that knot to join climbing ropes together. If it's good enough to keep me from falling to my death... Any way, it's a good strong knot to tie, even in the m...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu May 30, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 914

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

The cast is made by Donald before he mailed it. I've never had the heart to fish it. I've used the cards and they work very nicely, no tangles, no fuss. Would be nice to get them in a water proof or at least resistant stock though.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu May 30, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Custom Leaders - My next adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 914

Re: Custom Leaders - My next adventure

Ray, Donald Nicholson sent me some cards that are designed for multiple fly and leaders set ups. I'll dig them out and send you a couple. Instead of dropper loops, I've been using tippet rings, either 2 or 3 mm rings. I like the ones from RIO. Are you using loop to loop to attach to the fly line or ...