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  1. Well, it's official, I will be the lead of the FlyFishing department at the new Cabelas that is opening in Nanaimo BC Canada. For those who want to know, here are the official Grand opening dates. -Family and Friends night , Monday September 8th -Contractor night , Tuesday September 9th -VIP Night, Wednesday September 10th -Grand opening to the public,Thursday September 11th. Hope to see ya there. Rick Passek
  2. Another on i tied up last night, I tied up 12 of these babies last night. Rick
  3. I use them mainly for Winter Steelhead, but have had some success with Summer runs as well. The size of these are about 4" long, and no, I do not use anything to get the curve, it's all in the selection of the feathers as well as making sure you tie them in with the "Curve" down to conform to the pattern shape. Rick
  4. OK, I will start slow with the recipes. The first one (The Blue one) Main Hook- Mustad R79-94720 (2XH/9XL) Trailer hook- Octopus size 2 Wire for trailer- RIO Knotable Wire (30lb) Ball at tail & Head- Silver Doctor Blue Sparkle Dubbing (To Form a dubbing ball) In front of balls- Silver Doctor Blue Fox Tail Body- Large Holographic Tinsel (Silver) Long fibres- Black and Silver Doctor Blue Ostrich or Rhea Flash- Silver Doctor Blue Crinkle Flash Head- Small Hour Glass Eyes 3/16 (Silver) Head- Silver Doctor Blue Sparkle Dubbing A Few tips; -Make sure to use GOOD quality Ostrich or Rhea (Nice thin fibres) -Tie in the Fox Tail by using a Dubbing loop -Make sure to keep this fly sparse, and more blue than Black. If you can find Aluminium eyes, use them over the Brass ones. Hope that helps. Rick
  5. Just thought I would Share some of my latest Intruders for Steelhead and Bull Trout here in BC, Canada. This First fly was thought up by Gary Elgear of riverside Fly & Tackle in PoCo, BC. I have done a few modifications to it, he calls the fly the "Happy Ending" or the "Whorehouse", I call mine with the modifications "The Penetrator" The Second Intruder is also a Steelhead fly, I call it "The Pink Lady" The Last one is a fly that I have done VERY well on when chasing Bull Trout on some of the local Flows here in BC, Canada. I Call it "The Kermitroid" Here is a variation of the "Kermitroid" for dirty water situations. Hope you like them, if anyone wants a recipe, let me know I would be happy to post them. Rick
  6. LakeLand Fly Tying out of Great Britain. Great product, Great Prices, and FAST delivery. Rick
  7. Nor Vise at home, Dyna King Barracuda for travel. Rick
  8. Salmon/Steelhead Spey style flies, Moal Leeches, and Intruders for Salmon/Steelhead are my fav's to tie b y far. Rick
  9. Looks to me like it is custom or modified, the head (Jaws) is a chuck from a drill. Rick
  10. The first one looks alot like "The Minkie" AWESOME fly when fished with a fast sinking line and a fast retrieve. Rick
  11. Nice!!!!, I know what I will be tying soon. Rick
  12. Some of the flies I do strip one side, some I don't it depends on the thickness that I am trying to achieve. Rick
  13. Here are few new patterns I have been playing with. I have been playing around with Spey Hackle, Guinea Fowl, Teal Flank, Mallard, and in a few of these, Palmer Chenille. I finally found some Rea, Ostrich and Polar Bear that I found to be good enough, some I will start tying some intruder patterns soon and post them when I get some looking like I want them to. Hope you guys like them. Rick Passek
  14. Makes perfect sense, but that is what I have tried and it seems like the Rea "Center Quill" is britle and breaks when I try this. Maybe I am just trying to rip it to fast? I think I will give it another shot this way, just need to slow down I guess. I have also talked to a few guys locally that tie a ton of the intruder style flies and they told me a few different ways as well. -One was to soak the Feather in some warm water for 10-15 minutes, strip the sides and let dry before using. -The other was to place a razor blade in your vice, get the center of the quill over it and carefully split it down the quill with the blade. I will give these a try if the above does not do it for me. Thanks for ALL the replies. Rick
  15. I would say that it is a Rhyacophilidae by the looks of it. Rick
  16. Intruders; What I am wanting to do is Wrap the Rea Feather like you would with Guinea Fowl or when Tying Popsicle Leeches (With Marabou) My Issue has been that when trying to strip the Rea or Ostrich from off the main Quill, but leaving a skinny piece of the Quill to allow the individual strand to stay together so that they can be wrapped. Hope this explanation helps. Rick
  17. As many of you know, I have been tying for many years, but have stuck to Trout flies, and some Salmon/Steelhead flies. I have started to tie intruders and a few other types of flies, but I am not liking the way my Ostrich and Rea feathers are laying on the flies. I have tried to do the dubbing loop thing, and it works OK for me, but I do know that you can strip the rea and Ostrich feathers and tie them in and palmer them. My question is this; Every time i try to peel the feather, it rips/tears. what is a good way to soften the feathers without changing the color and suppleness of it? I have been told to soak the feather in water with a bit of hair conditioner, what do you guys think? What do you do? I don't want to pay the big bucks for Rea, try the conditioner thing and waste the feather. Any recommendations would be AWESOME!!!! Thanks Guys/Gals Rick
  18. On a different forum that I am part of (FlyBC.ca) we do a Christmas giveaway every year. I usually collect any flies that I have tied or that I don't use and donate them to the giveaway. This year, I ended up with enough to make 2 gifts of around 250 flies for each (None are rejects, just extras). I love the giveaway, you donate something, once you have, you can now watch the giveaway and pick something up that you like when it is posted by someone else. Last year I got a Fishpond chestpack, so far this year, I haven't found anything that I want, but I know I will. That is what I do with my surplus flies. Rick
  19. They are called MOAL leeches (Mother of all Leeches) Here is a few You tube links on how to tie them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-3W_Z1L3Pk Rick
  20. I have not had a ton of time to tie, but I thought I would post a few of what I have been tying. Rick
  21. My Wife had one look at it and said, u should call it the love Boat because of the prop? I would third the drowning canary!! Rick
  22. YUP Rick Passek and my Fan Page is Rp3 FlyFishing. Rick
  23. The first one looks like a Green Rick Worm, AKA- Rhyacophila http://www.west-fly-fishing.com/entomology...dis/green.shtml Rick
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