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by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Hare and Copper
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Hare and Copper

Dang, Wayne, if I was a fish, I'd eat that sucker in half a heartbeat.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Yellow Woodcock.
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: The Yellow Woodcock.

Lovely wee fly, Tom. That's a vibrant yellow seal. Hopefully, it will catch the fish's eye as quickly as it caught mine.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Not material...
Replies: 22
Views: 2408

Re: Not material...

A few years ago I was in Arkansas fishing. I was in a crowded parking lot and putting on my waders with others doing the same. An older woman approached me and said that" God loves you and wanted you to have this" turned and walked away. A beautiful wooden box with a fly fishing picture o...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Eurasian Collared Dove (Dotterel Substitute)
Replies: 25
Views: 831

Re: Eurasian Collared Dove (Dotterel Substitute)

They are beautiful birds, Carl. We had a couple pairs that would stop in with us for a few days on their migration routes. We used to get quite a few species when we lived in Washington.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Permanent Marker Pens - Does anyone use them on hackle?
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: Permanent Marker Pens - Does anyone use them on hackle?

I've used Panton pens in the past on various materials with great success and on hackle with varied success. Someone in the local fly fishing club said they'd had good luck with Chartpack pens. May have to try a few.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Mustang Sally”
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: “Mustang Sally”

If there is a music store in your area that sells violins and cellos, they probably carry beautiful, white, stallion tail hair. It's used on the bow of those stringed instruments.

They probably also have different grades of rosin, if you want to make your own tying waxes.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Eurasian Collared Dove (Dotterel Substitute)
Replies: 25
Views: 831

Re: Eurasian Collared Dove (Dotterel Substitute)

DUBBN, yup, nothing compared to the sweet sound of a Mourning Dove. I have heard they are slightly tastier than the Mourning Dove and much larger. This thing about them being a good Dotterel sub is a bonus.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Black Spider... kind of
Replies: 18
Views: 1077

Re: Black Spider... kind of

Washington State has a Black Skwala Stonefly hatch that happens around early April, depending on weather. We used to live a ten minute drive from the Deschutes River in Washington, not Oregon. The river runs past the old Rainier Brewery and the State Capitol Campus in Olympia. The river is open to f...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Mustang Sally”
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: “Mustang Sally”

Nicely tied fly. Horse hair makes great bodies or overbodies on flies. It does stretch a bit when wet. Leaders and lines were made from the white tail hairs of a lusty stallion. Mares urinate on their tails, making the hairs weaker. I'd hate to have the fish of a lifetime break off because a horse h...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Greenwell's & Flymph
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Greenwell's & Flymph

I'm like Ray. How did I miss these. Both are beautiful examples. Nicely done.