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by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Ephemera and Semperfli silk threads
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Ephemera and Semperfli silk threads

Ron, Rather than risking a friendship or reputation for blatantly stealing a pattern I would happily give freely, it is as follows: Hook: Daiichi 1150 # 14 or 16 Butt: Veevus 14/0 bright orange thread hot spot built up to match wire diameter Body: UTC sculpin olive wire “small” reverse wound tightl...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Ephemera and Semperfli silk threads
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Ephemera and Semperfli silk threads

Hi Solitaryflyguy. Nice to see some younger folks, like yourself, joining in (just turned 76 myself). That's a good looking fly. Any chance of a materials list for someone to blatantly steal it. I tried the ephemera silk and found it to be a bit to thick and didn't have the finish of Pearsall's. See...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: New Section Name
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: New Section Name

thanks but i dont think thats necessary i apologize for posting flies i like to tie maybe i tie more than others REE - i include the background of the fly when its available in the books or website i get the fly from. a lot of books just dont supply that info be glad there isnt a salmon/steelhead c...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: New Section Name
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: New Section Name

If that means Norm continues to post his stellar creations on the page, I agree. I've been seeing Norm's flies for about 30 years, back when we were both on FAOL a lot. I never get tired of seeing his work and reading the back ground of the fly.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Fox Hole Special
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Fox Hole Special

Great looking fly, Norm. I'll be adding a few to the box for those pressured areas I fish, like the East Outlet of the Kennebeck where they see a lot of Black Ghosts, Golden Retrievers and such. Beautifully dressed, as always.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling & Herl
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Starling & Herl

Nicely tied, Norm. This one is a favorite of mine. The combination of peacock herl and starling hackle just seems to be a fish magnet. This fly has kept me from getting skunked several times.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Nov 15, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Nation's Fancy
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Nation's Fancy

I'm liking the two color bodies, Norm. Like the Angel Child, I'm stealing this one as well.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Nov 15, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Angel Child
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Angel Child

Lovely fly, Norm. I can see that in the jaw of some monster beaver pond brook trout. Another that I'm shamelessly stealing and putting in my box.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Nov 15, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: First crack at a soft hackle and introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: First crack at a soft hackle and introduction

Welcome to the forum, Mark. Like Hank, I'm late to the party. Yeah, I can see the steelhead influence in your flies. Until about 4 years ago I was a west coast steelheader and I've taken chromers on flies just about like those, in trout sizes. Those are pure fish catchers. Well done.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: UV
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: UV

While I was at Jim's several years ago I read a book about UV and trout. Seems that nymphs do produce a bit of UV property when they are getting ready to ascend, possibly the gas bubble. Flies tied with a bit of UV do seem to catch more fish. I tied some $3 Dips using some UV Pearl Ice dub for the w...