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Ron Eagle Elk

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    Carmel, Maine

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  1. Old Hat did a great comparison of the colors of Pearsalls to Kimono 100 silk threads over on the Flymph Forum ( http://www.flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=8845&hilit=kimono ). I've been using the Kimono and YLI silks for several years and have found them to have about the same smooth finish as Pearsalls, though ever so slightly thinner. Breaking thread doesn't seem to be a problem with either the Kimono 100 or YLI 100. The color shift when wet, along with the translucency is about the same as Pearsalls and they both take waxes well. Your mileage may vary. Oh, last I bought any, it was around $7 for 100 yards of silk thread and lots of sewing shops carry it. I get mine at Joannes Fabrics.
  2. Very nicely done. I've been enjoying your patterns for a while now. Keep it up.
  3. Very nice attractor. Looks like it would bring in our local cutthroat handily.
  4. Very nice dressing. Sparse flies are my favorite. What hook did you use on the fly pictured? Thanks for sharing that one. REE
  5. I've got a couple of Norlander bobbins that I use for most of my tying using Danville or Uni threads. For Pearsalls I like the Wasatch Mini Bobbin. I bougtht a Mitch's Bobbin Whirler from Dean at a show in Ellensburg last May. Like all the Wasatch tools I own, I really like using it, very comfortable in the hand.
  6. I've been tying on a Snowbee-Waldron for the last year or so after upgrading from a Renzetti Traveler. Very well built vise, very adjustable, holds hooks better than any other vise I've used, and the true rotary function is smooth as silk.
  7. I picked one up from Dean at the Ellensburg Tying Conclave this past may. I've been having a ball witih the darn thing. Makes a dubbing loop very easy. Ray, I also have the Wasatch Pearsall's Bobbin and love it. Gonna have to get a couple more. Wasatch makes some very nice looking, high quality tying tools. Like Al, just a happy customer.
  8. You might check out http://www.dtnicolson.dial.pipex.com/ for some buzzer patterns. Great info site.
  9. Dave, Thanks for posting that link. Took a look at the colors available. Wow! Very nice.
  10. Dave, Those Daiichi 1640's are about the same as Drennon Specimen hooks. They are a light wire hook, but I like the wee wets just under or in the film.
  11. Dave, I've taken to tying my spiders on Daiichi 1640's, with a 2XS shank and a straight eye. I can tie the wee sizes and still have a good hook gape. Small and sparse will save the day. I like those a lot.
  12. Just astounding, Roy. I love it.
  13. Beautiful. Love Glasso's flies.
  14. One of my favorites also. I think it fishes well everywhere. Nicely tied, RexHunt.
  15. Nice buggy look about it. Should slay on the water.
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