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by RickA
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: The Violet Midge Spider.
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

Me too! Although I never catch fish with a purple fly....EVER. It’s like the curse for me :x [/quote] yeah, I laughed the first time I saw a purple haze too. What the heck is that???? Turns out it was hot from ronr's neighborhood all the way back to the tip of the mitt. Not so much here in the N/E b...
by RickA
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Golden Plover
Replies: 14
Views: 1494

Re: Golden Plover

I was on the Cookskill list for a long time. I found a whole G plover skin listed on FeathersMc for 80 smackers and pulled the trigger. It went into the freezer before I even opened it and when I did, it had been infested before I got it. Not a happy camper... Go with Cookskill but don't hold your b...
by RickA
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution
Replies: 23
Views: 2273

Re: Brown Owl Hackle Substitution

I just finished reading your article and went out to the hen coop.
I picked up the double laced Barnevelder and was looking at it's rump when...

wife: RICK!
me: what?
Wife: Don't even think about it!!!

She looks close. :twisted:
by RickA
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Electronic Caddis
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Electronic Caddis

John Collins gave me a few of those when he first started messing around with that pattern.
I too have had mixed results but there is that occasional day when the fish can't keep their lips off them.
The Great Lakes steelhead are another story. It shines in the late fall and winter.
by RickA
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Black Marabou midge
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: Black Marabou midge

William, Do you apply head cement to the thread base before you palmer the marabou? I'll sometimes spin the marabou with a thread tag to reinforce it but it then becomes more of a rope. You guys are killing me. I'm trying to bang out flies for salmon camp this fall and now I want to dig out midge si...
by RickA
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Deleware river system sulphur spider.
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Deleware river system sulphur spider.

Now that looks like something productive in the heavier riffles of the upper Delaware 8-)
The rainbows would be all over that.
by RickA
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Olive Spider
Replies: 18
Views: 1754

Re: Blue Olive Spider

That is outstanding, Carl.
My home waters have been pounded since the pandemic and the fish are now super selective.
I think your BOS would be a real changer when everyone else is throwing dry BWO's
Nicely done.
by RickA
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Tups Indispensable
Replies: 64
Views: 28029

Re: Tups Indispensable

I would like a sample of the Valla mix too.
There are a few commercial blends I've seen but somehow, the texture wasn't quite right.
Thanks Ned.

Nice to see you back Ron.
by RickA
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Shetland wool yarn
Replies: 10
Views: 1808

Re: Shetland wool yarn

I already have a skein of oyster and a few other flavors.
The autumn for caddis and BWO's and paprika for iso's and spinners really stands out.
Take a pinch after a spin in the grinder and hand card in other colors as you dub.
... and nice job on the killer bugs. 8-)
by RickA
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Shetland wool yarn
Replies: 10
Views: 1808

Shetland wool yarn

For those that use Jamieson's, there's a place in Seattle Wa. called Little Knits. They are running a sale and from what I understand, prices on wool will increase soon. L.K. has a nice selection of spindrift but shipping might appear steep for only a few skeins.