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by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling Bloa
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Starling Bloa

Cracking good fly, Tom. Must try a few myself. Maybe the Wharfdale flies will work well on the Piscataquis.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Which Pheasant Tail ?
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Which Pheasant Tail ?

I'm like DUBBN, the three center tail feathers from a cock pheasant are my go to feathers. Good markings and long length.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: The August Brown.
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: The August Brown.

Using a bit of "Cellire" on the wing tips is a trick I got from John Reid's book Clyde Style Flies and Their Dressings. I used it when I was dressing a lot of Clyde and Tummel style flies.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: The August Brown.
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: The August Brown.

That's a very nicely dressed fly. I like it a lot. Did you lacquer the tips of the wings so they would hold their shape?
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Honey Dun like Beer?
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Honey Dun like Beer?

I have a couple of Hebert Minor hen necks in all three shades, plus a few in between. One of my favorite colors of hen. As far as picking a favorite of the three, I'll go with the middle one. Maybe it's a question of lighting, as the light list fly seems too bright for me and the very dark list, a b...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider
Replies: 23
Views: 691

Re: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider

Thanks friends for your comments! You all sure know how to humble a person. I don't tie many flies, about fifteen I'd say, and that's including dries and nymphs. But now being a member here, I have seen some flies tied by some of you that I am really intrigued on learning how to tie, so maybe I'll ...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider
Replies: 23
Views: 691

Re: My attempt at Stewarts Black Spider

Lovely wee spider. Looks about like mine, the messier the better. Very effective fly. Like Stewart, I always have several in my box, sizes 12 to 14. It's a favorite.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: PEARSALL'S IS BACK!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: PEARSALL'S IS BACK!!!

I believe what Mike Hogue is carrying is the Morus silks. I know he and Gunpowder are going to be among the distributors in the US. I tried a couple spools of the Morus and it's pretty nice to tie with. I put the Morus spools next to Pearsall's spools of the same color and they were, to my eye, iden...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers
Replies: 30
Views: 1344

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Bobfly, I'm using the Wasatch Mini-Bobbins for silk thread. I borrow my wife's sewing machine to transfer silk to the smaller bobbins as well. I have about 20 of the mini-Bobbins, so I keep them loaded with silk colors I commonly use. I may have to try a couple for wire also.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: North Country the Freckled Dun,
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: North Country the Freckled Dun,

Very nice, Tom. Knew it was you when I saw the hook. Your a bad influence, as I have laid in a supply of those sweet little hooks myself.

Ray, I'm pretty sure a Moorcock is the same bird as a Red Grouse, at least that's what Google said. It's a personal favorite of mine for tying.