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  1. Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels
    I have been thinking about getting a Dennis Stone bamboo fly rod or a blank. His web site looks like it is on longer active. Is he no longer making rods or blanks?
  2. Arts and Literature
    Hmmmmmm? I've seen that fish before.....;)
  3. Fly Tying
    Interesting pattern from Bruce Staples' Flies for the Greater Yellowstone Area; tied here with no specific hatch in mind. hook - Dai Riki 280 #10 thread - Danville 6/0 brown butt/abdomen - dubbing brown/olive underwing - Congo Hair brown wing - mottled turkey quill hackle - grizzly dyed brown...
  4. Fly Tying
    Found a pic on the interweb; notional tying sequence, change colors to suit your needs. Make it a little fatter and omit the tail and you have a passable hopper. hook - Dai Riki 280 #10 thread/rib - UTC 70 grey brown butt/abdomen/head - 1mm foam cream tail - goose biots cream wing - deer hair...
  5. Fly Tying
    Mining for more gold from H. Weilenmann's site hook - Dai Riki 280 #8 thread/rib - UTC 140 tan tail/abdomen/wing/hackle - mule deer hair mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend and back clean, stack, measure (tips gap width past bend) a clump of deer hair; trim, tie in with 2 soft...
  6. Fly Tying
    Easy enough to transition the pattern to foam; integrating the head into the initial steps saves a bit of time and thread wraps. Tied Rubenesque here; body thickness/shape determined by foam width/tension while wrapping. hook - Dai Riki 135 #8 thread - UTC 140 fluoro orange core - 20 lb mono...
  7. Fly Tying
    A Deschutes pattern from John Harken, one-time owner of the Patient Angler in Bend, OR. hook - TMC 5212 #6 thread - UTC 140 fluoro orange tail - moose body hair abdomen - Congo Hair orange thorax - peacock herl hackle - rusty dun wing - elk hair mash barb, start thread at 60% mark, wrap to...
  8. Fly Tying
    Getting ready to order supplies to start knocking a bunch of these out. What are your favorite chenille rubber leg combos for the Yakima only? Brown chenille with what color legs? Olive chenille? Ect. Also, have any of you tied them on the Dai ricki 700b, any pictures? Thank you so much for the...
  9. Fly Tying
    The Satsop Stone as included in my book "Tomorrow's Fish", was originally tied to match the Golden Stone hatch on the Satsop River in the early 90's. It has since has proven itself coast-to-coast wherever Golden Stones or October Caddis hatches are found. The pattern always lands on its feet...
  10. General Forum
    Found someone that suggested the sofa pillow as a substitute. I only know a pattern of chenille and rubber legs. Might try the sofa pillow or stimulator pattern.
  11. Fly Tying
    A variation on many standard Stonefly Nymphs using rubber legged dubbing from FTD. More complicated than is needed, but a fun fly to tie and it gives me some confidence. Here you go C&CRods. Hook: Daiichi 730 or similar long shanked hook #6 or #8 Bead: 3/16" Gold Tungsten Feelers and Tail...
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