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by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:24 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gosling attempt
Replies: 11
Views: 310

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,...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Orange Otter
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Orange Otter

I managed to find Moc Morgan's book at a reasonable price, even with shipping from the UK. Orange Otter is a bit out of my price range at the present. Maybe next month.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gosling attempt
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Gosling attempt

Ron, nice fly! I like that a lot! Thanks. Just one I made up before I bought E.J. Malone's book, Tying Flies in the Irish Style. I used Hebert hen cape feathers for the body hackle. Using the softer feather helped reduce tippet twist. I probably could have achieved the same result by using a heavie...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Apr 14, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gosling attempt
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Gosling attempt

Thanks guys. Ron, that definitely could be. I basically just too the recipe for this fly from Hans Weilenmann who did a video of it. I thought I may be able to use it effectively in some ponds I fish. I actually like your variant better than the original. I seem to get some tippet twist with those ...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Apr 14, 2024 4:15 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gosling attempt
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Gosling attempt

Thanks guys. Ron, that definitely could be. I basically just too the recipe for this fly from Hans Weilenmann who did a video of it. I thought I may be able to use it effectively in some ponds I fish. I actually like your variant better than the original. I seem to get some tippet twist with those ...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:58 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Gosling attempt
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Gosling attempt

Good looking fly. The Goslings I've seen have a light olive hackle palmered over the body, trapped down and reinforced by a gold wire rib. Not sure what size you're tying on, but then ones I've seen were on a size 8. I like your hook choice, the 206BL is a favorite of mine.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Apr 10, 2024 5:18 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Golden Brown (Walts Worm)
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Golden Brown (Walts Worm)

I'll soon be able to tie my own, though no where near as nice as those. Great flies, Wayne.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Apr 10, 2024 5:16 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: UV Plum Crazy
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: UV Plum Crazy

Both deserve a swim. I prefer the one with the American hackle, but that's me and I'm not a steelhead. Fish them both and let the fish decide.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Apr 10, 2024 5:13 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Golden Brown
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: Golden Brown

Wayne, That is a great color! Is the hare's mask from Charlie's Fly Box? Thanks- Ken Ken, how did you know I got it at Charlies? That is awesome. Anyhow, I got to his shop and they were putting the Golden Brown and the Golden on display for sale. My eyes could not tell the difference between the tw...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:47 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Golden Brown
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: Golden Brown

Great flies, as usual, Wayne. That is a nice color mask. I don't remember seeing that one before either. Maybe I should stat looking. Just what I need, more stuff.