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by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: The Stone Bloa
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: The Stone Bloa

Holy Cow, Tom! That's a beautiful fly. To my eye those wings are perfectly set. Just superb. Hard to believe you posted it back in February and I just now found it.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Teak Wading Staff (DIY Project)
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Re: Teak Wading Staff (DIY Project)

I had my first good face drag at Ft. Bragg, on St. Mere Eglise during SFQC…..We jumped in a strong wind with FULL rucks and weapons, resulting in a “toe to face” plant for me. Capewells were full of sand so I couldn’t release the canopy. Thank God I was in my early 20s…. :shock: St Mere was a hard ...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Teak Wading Staff (DIY Project)
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Re: Teak Wading Staff (DIY Project)

Hey, Dana, I got a bunch of -1B jumps in as well. Retired in 1988. When the -1's first hit the 82d someone decided that every paratroopers should have a steerable. The very next mass tac (battalion size jump) every swinging Richard had a steerable. Talk about a cluster f***. We had so many entanglem...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: “Coop’s Misfortune”
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: “Coop’s Misfortune”

From the name, I envisioned a late night raid on the chicken coop by the neighborhood fox. Nicely dressed fly.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Norther Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Norther Lights

Zen, They knew you were moving. :lol:
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Teak Wading Staff (DIY Project)
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Re: Teak Wading Staff (DIY Project)

Really nice, Ray. Our friends, Jim and Deanna Birkholm. the original owners/publishers of Fly Anglers On Line, watched Vickie and I wading in Idaho on some sketchy areas of the Lochsa River. They suggested rather strongly that we get wading staffs as they wanted to keep us around. We bought Folstaff...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Trout Spey
Replies: 38
Views: 1676

Re: Trout Spey

Haven't run into any steelhead, even the Lake Erie type, or Coho or Silver Salmon, so trout spey flies are just the ticket. I've been playing with miniature (as in micro) version of the Dolly Lama and Intruder. Both flies are normally 4 to 6 inches long. Here's my micro versions. The penny is for sc...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Trout Spey
Replies: 38
Views: 1676

Re: Trout Spey

BrkTrt wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:19 am
Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:35 am Very nice, Alan. They look so lively when fished. What hook and size is that?
REE,

I tried to take some video of the spey fly in action. It was tough but I managed to get. I'll post it as soon as I upload it to youtube.

The hook is a #8, fly shack saber.

Alan
Thank you, Good Sir.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Trout Spey
Replies: 38
Views: 1676

Re: Trout Spey

Very nice, Alan. They look so lively when fished. What hook and size is that?
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Trout Spey
Replies: 38
Views: 1676

Re: Trout Spey

That is looking dangerously close to a tube fly. Don’t tempt me so… :twisted: I really like tying on shanks with a trailing hook. Knowing I can change out the hook should it get damaged or if I need a larger or smaller hook is a plus. I've been tying on Firehole Steelhead shanks and they are pretty...