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by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Purple Joe
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Purple Joe

Masterful tying, Norm. I can see Brook Trout attacking that wet version with gusto.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Needle
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Needle

That's really nice, Wayne. Tip of the hat to Robert Smith for my advice.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: The Dark Moorgame
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: The Dark Moorgame

Lovely wee fly, Tom. Love tying with English Grouse. The colors are so nice. When I saw this fly on the FB, my first thought was "That's one of Tom's." Sure enough. Well done.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Snipe and Purple
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Snipe and Purple

Those will do the business, Wayne. I'd fish those with confidence any day.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Mickey Finn
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Mickey Finn

I don't think there is a Maine fly box that doesn't have this fly in an assortment of sizes. Great fly for brook trout and landlock salmon. I doubt there are many this well dressed though.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Variation on a Waterhen Bloa
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Variation on a Waterhen Bloa

Both look like killing flies. I'd fish either in a heartbeat. That dubbing should trap a lot of air bubbles. What wax were you using? A dark cobbler's wax is what I use to get that olive hue. The heavier the wax, the darker the hue.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Gray ghost spey
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Gray ghost spey

Elegant! That's a fitting word for both of those flies, finely crafted, flowing elements on a gracefully curved hook. Beautiful fish deserve a beautiful fly, you rang that bell with both flies.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Eurasian Plum
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Eurasian Plum

Lovely wee pattern. A great use for the feathers of that pest. When we lived in WA the Eurasian Ringneck Dove was considered an invasive species, almost completely displacing the native Mourning Doves. For those who eat dove, the Eurasian Ringneck is a considerably larger bird and tastes just as goo...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: First fly posted: #12 Red Clock
Replies: 18
Views: 1546

Re: First fly posted: #12 Red Clock

You're more than welcome. There's a lot of solid information on this site, sometimes remembering where it is helps a lot.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: First fly posted: #12 Red Clock
Replies: 18
Views: 1546

Re: First fly posted: #12 Red Clock

Really nice wee fly. Our friend Old Hat (Carl) did a great comparison of Pearsall's and Kimono 100 Silk thread. The Kimono can be picked up at most fabric stores for about $6 a spool, and it's a big spool. Colors are spot on. I find the silk to be just a hair thinner than Pearsall's Gossamer with ab...