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by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:54 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Frustrating tools
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Frustrating tools

I must be a lucky one. My Smhaen dubbing twister has worked perfectly since day one. It's a favorite on the bench, especially for spinning peacock herl and hackle in a loop. Like Ray, I do keep a sheet of 1500 wet or dry paper near the desk, but it gets used on safeties and sears on firearms more th...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:53 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Evil Betty
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Evil Betty

I'm with Ray. Both look great and deserve a swim.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:35 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: SOFT~ HACKLE JOURNAL
Replies: 35
Views: 31418

Re: SOFT~ HACKLE JOURNAL

I got my fourth and final copy of the SHJ yesterday and was saddened to read the news that it would be the last issue. I have read it cover to cover, as I have every issue, now to go back and read it again. I enjoyed the article that referenced Rocky Ford Creek in Eastern Washington. We used to fish...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:25 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rods for fishing flymphs and soft hackles
Replies: 36
Views: 31866

Re: Rods for fishing flymphs and soft hackles

I agree with you that I can use the OPST heads and still play, but I'm thinking the Scandi lines might be better for the smaller flies and surface fishing that I prefer.... ron, When I'm fishing with any of my rods, either a single hander or a double, my big flies are usually sizes 10 to 16 on a fl...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:16 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Rods for fishing flymphs and soft hackles
Replies: 36
Views: 31866

Re: Rods for fishing flymphs and soft hackles

Do any of you guys who fish larger rivers ever fish a single hand rod with a Scandi line swinging soft hackles....If so, what rods and which lines? I had a friend give me an intro to Scandi yesterday but it was on a 6wt rod that I would seldom fish with on the rivers I fish most. Fun to cast, but h...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Feb 07, 2024 3:57 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Kaleidoscope Soft Hackle
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Re: Kaleidoscope Soft Hackle

It reminds me of the Skykomish Sunrise , a classic steelhead pattern. Well done. Lou Bill, IMHO there is not a more elegant soft hacked steelhead wet fly to swing for summer steelhead than a Alec Jackson’s Spade flies ! Lou Lou, is this the fly your speaking of? https://www.flyanglersonline.com/fly...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:59 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Leisenring for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 4006

Re: Leisenring for sale

Did some checking around in all the usual places. Prices are in the $60 to $90 range for a very good used copy. There are several over $100, with the highest I found to be a whopping $588.39. I admit that it's a very good book, but $588.39 good...not for me.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Feb 02, 2024 4:57 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Polka
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Polka

nfrechet wrote: Fri Feb 02, 2024 12:20 pm ree

just for you 🤪🤪

https://youtu.be/FFlkX6CoVgs?feature=shared
:lol: Norm, you have way too much time on your hands. :lol:
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Feb 02, 2024 4:55 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Epting
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Epting

sometimes i burnish sometimes i dont lately ive been using "mulberry floss" and lays down pretty much flat as opposed to uni floss or danville floss https://www.etsy.com/listing/1608383546/30-spools-chinese-natural-mulberry-silk?click_key=08667055bb55bdfa2bf99bc90d8e2df210d956da%3A1608383...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Feb 02, 2024 9:08 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Epting
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Epting

Norm, your floss bodies are just unbelievable. Do you burnish them?