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by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Eurasian Plum
Replies: 6
Views: 109

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: 14
Views: 327

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: 14
Views: 327

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...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: More Oct. Caddis
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: More Oct. Caddis

Really nice. Proof is in the pudding, as they say. Seems as your Colorado fish approve.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: More Oct. Caddis
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: More Oct. Caddis

Wayne, No doubt it's a producer. A similar fly, the Carrot Fly, has been around for quite some time and works very well. https://midcurrent.com/2021/09/07/tying ... arrot-fly/
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: More Oct. Caddis
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: More Oct. Caddis

The Idaho and Washington trouts I have encountered during an October Caddis hatch prefer more muted colors. I used a burnt orange color and hit some of it with a brown marker to further subdue it. I would fish the one with the thread abdomen in a heartbeat. The ones that resemble a carrot fly may do...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: HS Mosquito Soft Hackle
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: HS Mosquito Soft Hackle

Ray, usually, when I can't locate a material I make a quick trip to the fly shop. After purchasing the material I was after, plus a half dozen things that just looked cool, I go back to the bench. I sit down, move a cape, and there are three packages of the material I couldn't locate in the first pl...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: HS Mosquito Soft Hackle
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: HS Mosquito Soft Hackle

Love it! That's a really nice mosquito pattern. Now that I can see again, I'll be adding a few to the box. Thanks for sharing it.
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Edson Tigers
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Edson Tigers

I've had some success here with both, the light and dark Edson Tigers, on local brookies. Looking at the flies I always thought they should have their names reversed, the light being the yellow bodied fly and the dark, the peacock herl body. I was able to secure some of the brass Edson cheeks from a...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Spanish Ruby
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Spanish Ruby

Norm, Is the silver wire a smaller size than the wine colored wire? That's a beauty.