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by Ron Eagle Elk
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: 160 years and still going strong
Replies: 10
Views: 2382

Re: 160 years and still going strong

Nik, Lovely SBS and history lesson. I've been a fan of Baillie's (Stewart's) Spiders for some years. The black especially, has saved the day more than a few times fished upstream to rising fish. I usually tie them on a Daiichi 1640 (2X Short) hook in a size 14. I've been told by a couple of folks wh...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Who's fishing...
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Re: Who's fishing...

Pacific Salmon (coho), Steelhead and Sea Run Cutthroat are running in the area rivers right now. I've been down to my local river (10 minute drive) swinging flies with a two handed rod for Coho and Steelhead. Managed a couple of salmon and a solid tug and headshake from a steelhead. My river closes ...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: H&L variant
Replies: 10
Views: 1709

Re: H&L variant

Janne,

The H&L Variant is an old favorite of mine. It somehow lost it's place in my dry fly box, probably to the newest, latest and greatest fly that didn't prodice as well as the H&L. It's my understanding that it was a favorite fly of Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower as well. Well dressed fly.

REE
by Ron Eagle Elk
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Feather craze
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Feather craze

Saw that pet salons are now adding feather extensions to dogs. Wouldn't that just drive a good bird dog nuts?

REE
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Allcock 654 or 5776 Vise Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Re: Allcock 654 or 5776 Vise Wanted

The vise (vice) arrived today and all I can say is "Damn". That is one beautiful, functional tool. If the commercial vise makers could, or rather, would, make a clamp as sturdy as the one CJ built there would be no need for pedestal bases. I'll put up some pics of the beast in use as soon as I unpac...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Adios Amigos
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Adios Amigos

Finally found some really slooooow Wi-Fi. The weather has been pretty good to us, the fish have been tougher this year. Not as many fish, but better quality fish. Everything is running late so the fish are still hitting hopper patterns with abandon as there are still many naturals still hitting the ...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Adios Amigos
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Adios Amigos

I'm heading out in the morning for a trip to Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. A little trout fishing and steelhead fishing are in store. Gonna be a tough trip, but someone has to do it. Gas tank is full, dog is in the kennel, fly tying stuff is loaded, an obscene amount of fly fishing gear is loaded, ten...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Spammers

Mark,

Haven't seen that site before. One of my favorites now. Thanks.

REE
by Ron Eagle Elk
Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: To tye, or not to tye
Replies: 26
Views: 2200

Re: To tye, or not to tye

I guess I'm the tie breaker with a buying is cheaper vote. If you only fish a few patterns in limited sizes, tying might be cheaper, but really...who does that. After 40 years of tying I can outfit a small to medium sized fly shop with the materials I have, yet find I always "have to have" something...
by Ron Eagle Elk
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Greenwell's Glory
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: Greenwell's Glory

Thanks Ed. I love fishing these upstream to rising fish. If two flies are allowed I'll use the Greenwell's on point and a Baillie's Dun Spider of top dropper.

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