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by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Jul 04, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Faux Breadcrust
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: Faux Breadcrust

How did you get the "spiky look" to the body? Is that a brown hackle palmered and then cut off short? Thanks- Ken Ken, it is hackle that has been palmered from the eye back to the bend, then trapped with wire. The wire is then ribbed forward trapping the hackle. Just like a Woolly Bugger ...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Breadcrust
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Breadcrust

Breadcrusts I've seen in the past had a body made from a split grouse tail feather with the feather barbs trimmed short. Gave a real spikey look to the body, very caddis like. I tried that. What a pain in my tookus. You have to split the stem, soak it for like, 20 years to soften up the white pithy...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Jul 02, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Getting ready for my trip to Alaska
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Getting ready for my trip to Alaska

Good luck, Bud. Those are some beauties. Pink is the color. Dolly Lama flies in pink were a killer on the Kenai last fall. Silvers and Rainbows were all over them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNI_uSM7jZ0
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Jul 02, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Breadcrust
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Breadcrust

Breadcrusts I've seen in the past had a body made from a split grouse tail feather with the feather barbs trimmed short. Gave a real spikey look to the body, very caddis like.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: A new small stream rod...on the cheap.
Replies: 16
Views: 558

Re: A new small stream rod...on the cheap.

Ron - I have one of the bright yellow 5/6 weight Eagle Claw rods in the garage. After reading your message, I plan to try it out with my OPST setup. Should be a fun rig for smallmouth. ;) The 3wt sounds like a blast! PS - My very first fly rod was a green Eagle Claw fiberglass rod. Caught my first ...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Popsickle type
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Popsickle type

That should have a nice "leechy" look to it in the water. We're having a bumper crop of leeches this year and the trout and small mouth are helping to reduce the population.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Cow Dung
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Cow Dung

hankaye wrote: Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:07 am norm, Howdy;

Beauty of a fly. I was in a time crunch yesterday when I first saw it but it
dislodged a memory that rattled in my brain (?), like an ear-worm.

hank
That was hilarious, Hank. Good old Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: A new small stream rod...on the cheap.
Replies: 16
Views: 558

Re: A new small stream rod...on the cheap.

Ron - I have one of the bright yellow 5/6 weight Eagle Claw rods in the garage. After reading your message, I plan to try it out with my OPST setup. Should be a fun rig for smallmouth. ;) The 3wt sounds like a blast! PS - My very first fly rod was a green Eagle Claw fiberglass rod. Caught my first ...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: A new small stream rod...on the cheap.
Replies: 16
Views: 558

Re: A new small stream rod...on the cheap.

I remember when I was a child if you had an Eagle Claw rod you were on top of it all. For what they are, they still are great rods for the price. I'd like to buy one and keep it in the truck for those days I get the itch to fish after work. Good for you on finding that 3wt rod. That's a great find....
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: A new small stream rod...on the cheap.
Replies: 16
Views: 558

Re: A new small stream rod...on the cheap.

No pictures, but the rod, with the OPST 150 grain Commando Head and 120 grain floating tip cast very nicely out to about 50 feet with a single spey. Practicing my casting at a local pond with no back cast room I managed to bring 4 fairly nice bluegill to hand using a brown hackle peacock. It was a h...