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by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu May 16, 2024 12:25 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Soft Hackle book?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Soft Hackle book?

I love all of Syl's books, I mean, he's the Godfather of American wet fly fishing. I think they're about even as far as fly patterns go. There are more color photos of flies in my copy of The Soft Hackled Fly and tiny soft hackles. You really can't go wrong with either one.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun May 12, 2024 1:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling and Purple
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Starling and Purple

Back in '92, I built myself a 6'6" Lamiglas 4 Wt. for those brushy little creeks in Eastern Oregon. Didn't need much distance, but relied on a bow and arrow cast most of the time. ;) High banks and over hanging branches are the name of the game around here, unless your fishing a still water fr...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun May 12, 2024 6:42 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: A Flymph for the Grey Fox hatches
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: A Flymph for the Grey Fox hatches

Dang, Carl. When I grow up, I want to tie like you. Just a picture perfect flymph, as usual. Wonderful dressing.
Something for a mere mortal to shoot for.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat May 11, 2024 7:18 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling and Purple
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Starling and Purple

Ron, For one of my travel rods I made T-14 tips in 2, 5, 7 and 10' to adjust to different water conditions when only taking a floating line. ;) I find myself using a Skagit head and running line more and more, even with my single hand rods. Everything from a 6'6" 3 weight to a 12'6"5 weig...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri May 10, 2024 4:09 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling and Purple
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Starling and Purple

Roadkill wrote: Fri May 10, 2024 1:41 pm 8-) Great flies Ron!
I like to tie some with a wire rib for weight to get down just sub surface in the riffles.
I usually use a poly leader or even a tip to get them into the riffles.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu May 09, 2024 1:05 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Starling and Purple
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Starling and Purple

I was recently reminded that this was a great little pattern. I used to fish these all the time, but they were overlooked in favor of some newer flies. Thought I'd give these old friends another go. In both flies the hook is a Daiichi 1640 size 14, Hackle is starling flank feather, the silk is Pears...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Apr 29, 2024 9:14 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Melanistic Hen Pheasant
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Melanistic Hen Pheasant

Just received a hen melanistic pheasant skin from Steve Cooper at Cookshill fly tying. Man, is it a thing of beauty! Try as I might I can't get a decent photo that shows the colors in those feathers. Imagine the dark portions with the same sheen and color as a starling feather. Steve does such a won...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:10 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Little Olives
Replies: 11
Views: 1639

Re: Little Olives

Those look killer, Wayne. That pearl tinsel, gas bubble? Wing? Great looking bug, especially for size 18.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:41 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Golden Brown
Replies: 15
Views: 1773

Re: Golden Brown

My Golden Brown Hare's mask arrived today from Charlie's Fly Box. The pictures don't do it justice, at least as they look on my computer. What a great color! Thanks for mentioning it, Wayne. I also had some TMC 201R hooks in the order. Really nice hooks. Better shape, better finish than the old 200R...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:24 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gosling attempt
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: Gosling attempt

I just came back from a day of driving around the woods checking the pond ice; it's still here. Madawaska Lake may have gone out this afternoon, it was close yesterday afternoon. Everything in the Fish River chain is still locked up. I like Nova's variant, too. I might stretch it out a bit... Mike,...