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by ronr
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lesser Green Flymph
Replies: 7
Views: 1517

Re: Lesser Green Flymph

Hey Bill is a lesser green drake the same thing as a flav?
by ronr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 49
Views: 34825

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Phila...I've read all your research into locating a Chadwicks substitute...I'm fascinated by the killer bug and watched video of it being fished in England. From what I can tell, it is supposed to imitate a scud, or caddis larva. What's your opinion and is the Peruvian substitute easily obtainable. ...
by ronr
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Upstream Wet Fly
Replies: 100
Views: 27246

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

this definitely would work on the Crooked River in Oregon.. slightly stained water, lots of boulder gardens, can get close to the fish..... looks like Euro nymphing with wet flies to me..
by ronr
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies
Replies: 44
Views: 11175

Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

this is interesting to me.... the behavior of the hackle in the stream. Its pretty hard to simulate the action of a fly in a river by dunking it in a jar... or swimming it in the sink... but, do you veterans of swinging wets want that hackle to cling to the body as in the pictures, or protrude a bit...
by ronr
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies
Replies: 44
Views: 11175

Re: Stripped Peacock Quill Bodies

the Polish quills work great.. been using them on jig flies, and small mayfly nymphs for a couple years. I also will strip my own quills, by using an eraser to remove the barbules(sorry not feather tech savvy) and have also used pens to color the natural peacock. I have found the dyed peacock feathe...
by ronr
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hares Ear and Partridge
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: Hares Ear and Partridge

I'm so impressed with the beautiful photography on this forum. The time and effort you guys put into this work blows me away. I've not found any website that has the wealth of shared information and skills as this one and it inspires me to tie more wet flies..... now how do I find time to fish with ...
by ronr
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Team of flies but no droppers.
Replies: 45
Views: 12884

Re: Team of flies but no droppers.

Old Hat... I use tippet rings quite a bit.. have connected droppers with clinch and Davy knots...not had failures with either... also a former Central Oregon guide Bill Meyers taught me a setup where a nymph was added to the rig with the tippet through the hook eye and that section of tippet was sec...
by ronr
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: TE Pritt's Little Winter Brown
Replies: 19
Views: 3925

Re: TE Pritt's Little Winter Brown

I get using the silk to copy the original recipes... but what benefit does the silk provide over other materials. There really isn't much beyond staying traditional really. There is some translucent property when wet. Which I think can be important for thread bodied spiders which show a lot of thre...
by ronr
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: TE Pritt's Little Winter Brown
Replies: 19
Views: 3925

Re: TE Pritt's Little Winter Brown

I get using the silk to copy the original recipes... but what benefit does the silk provide over other materials.
by ronr
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Photographing flies for Dummies by a Dummy...
Replies: 11
Views: 11479

Re: Photographing flies for Dummies by a Dummy...

this forum is an amazing source of information...thank you all..