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Everything posted by riffleriversteelheadslayer

  1. I was going to tie a spun stacked deer hair sub bug but I was a bit busy with the move and work so you all get one of my go to surface bugs for bass.
  2. Oh and please put me in for the dry I will be tying a May fly imitation with a razor foam wing. This has resulted in a nice dry fly that floats very well and the local trout here can't resist it.
  3. I got my set today great tying by all. For my book it s actually a size 8 wide gap. I use them a lot here on my home river for brown trout. The recipe for my fly goes as follows. Tail: golden pheasant crest Butt: blue dyed ostrich Body: silver tinsel flat Wing: mottled oak wild turkey wing Throat: scarlet hackle. The mottled oak turkey wing is kind of a rare find I get them from wild turkey I shoot and there is only like 2 or 3 per wing so to get a matched set is a bit of luck. As for working with it I love it marries nice and retains its shape very well.
  4. Matt put me in I just got moved into the new house so my tying room is a disaster but I think I can tie up a dozen bass flies
  5. My wife has stopped and grabbed porcupine quills for me. She keeps an old towel in her truck for that reason. Plus if I am with her she will ask me if i want her to stop when we see something.
  6. If your looking for quality in marrying feathers contact John McLain at feathersmc
  7. I got mine today been moving to the new house so the mail was delayed thanks Matt for hosting and Tony for a great new material idea. Thank you all for a great set of flies.
  8. The hackle on my fly is grouse or as we call them here partridge. I hunt them every year and they come in a variety of colors from a really light grey that I get from the swamplands to a dark brown that I usually find in the deep hard wood forest. The feathers I chose for these flies came from near the neck on the breast side of the bird. These feathers tend to be the softest fibers on the bird giving them lots of motion in the micro-currents.
  9. I found some great bird hunting area up in Onaway today while working. Seen 13 birds in a mile.
  10. Please send me your addy I will be finishing up Wednesday night with the snow storm headed our way.
  11. Bob I tried this last night with a rainbow I caught fishing the ice ledges on the Rifle River. Delicious is all I can say I served it on a bed of wild rice and morel mushrooms.
  12. Sounds good I will have to try it. We usually cut it into steaks boil water with 3 potatoes in the water place a screen above pot lay fish skin side up steam for 10 minutes checking for flaking after 7 minutes serve with drawn lemon butter. Tastes just like lobster. Warning discard the potatoes do not eat. My buddy ate them once and after the first bite he excused himself from the table and spent the next half hour in the bathroom.
  13. Ohhh yeah winter steelhead packed in snow only way to keep one fresh for dinner.
  14. They went by way of snowmobile to the post office today I pmed you the tracking number
  15. These are ruffed grouse got a couple hunting this year so I skinned them out and borax them pinned them to a piece of cardboard for 2 weeks repeated then froze them these feathers off these birds are so full some of the best I have tied with in a long time. I know a lot of people tie soft hackles with sparse hackling but on this fly I tied it full last spring one of my friends that I tie for asked me to tie this fly full for him he compared it over the spring and summer to the exact fly same swing and everything just less hackle and said the full hackle worked better. So for this swap I tied them full. I have noticed on this fly with the full hackle if you are fishing in some moderate to fast moving water the hackle pulses and sometimes triggers a strike.
  16. For stream side tying I have that same vice a large Crown Royal bag holds it a mini bobbin loaded with black thread and a couple small zip lock jewelry bags with dubbing and misc hackles and a hook box with various sized hooks
  17. I love the fly shop owners comment and then he asks to have it removed like that would happen lol
  18. Mine are done and going in the mail tomorrow I tied a pink peacock partridge we use them here as a Hendrickson imitation but I like it as a searching pattern for brook trout in my favorite little creeks. I tied this on a #12 but have caught brookies as small as 3 inches on that size something about the color pink just turns them on
  19. its razor foam cut to shape then tied in just before the hackle stand them up and wrap a few wraps of hackle behind then 2 wraps in front
  20. I'm glad the missus approved lol let me know how that mayfly works for you I really want to add that to my shop ties
  21. BB if you will have me I would love to be in again I will be tying a pink peacock partridge fly
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