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  1. I have been fishing the Eastern Sierra since 1952 and fly fishing the same since 1974. I tie almost all of my own fly patterns and have been since 1974. There are two partridge skins that I use: The above skin is from Nature's Spirit and has feathers that are predominately brown-ish.. This skin is from Wapsi and the feathers are predominantly grey... This site (flyfishingthesierra.com) is where you got the info on Yvon's pattern: https://flyfishingthesierra.com/ptpart.htm These are some soft hackles I have tied with the hackle feathers for Wapsi: Frankly, in my experience I don't think the Trout I have encountered in the Eastern Sierra have a preference... PT/TB
  2. Completed Midge Box, Fall 2022...216 flies to be used by my son, daughter, grandson and myself in the Eastern Sierra in two weeks... PT/TB
  3. Tobacco Midge,TMC 2488H, #16 - #20 PT/TB
  4. Cupcake Midge, Johnson / Variant, TMC 2488 #18-#20... RoRo's Amber Sierra BH Krystal Dip, Daiichi 1130 #18- #20... Big Mac Midge, Olive - Tavenner / Variant - TMC 200R, #18 - #22... PT/TB
  5. Primrose & Pearl Midge - Kruise / Variant, Firehole Stick 633, #18 - # 20... Materials... PT/TB
  6. PERIWINKLE - Daiichi 1130, #18 - #20, Keeler / Variant PT/TB
  7. ...starting a tailwater box for use later this year... GRAY REEFER MIDGE Materials... Box...first time I have tied a dozen of one pattern since June 2018...won't let that happen again PT/TB 🤪
  8. Finished this Perdigon Box and will be moving on to some additional patterns after another surgery on Tuesday, May 3... PT/TB
  9. Perdigon Box...almost finished: PT/TB
  10. Moo's Green Goblin Perdigon...#14 PT/TB
  11. I finally started tying again after an eight month hiatus due to 6 kidney stone surgeries with stents...🥱 I am tying some patterns for my Grandson to use this Spring in the Eastern Sierra...I treated myself to these yesterday: PT/TB
  12. This has been one of my favorite and productive scud patterns for the past eight years or so... PT/TB
  13. FYI: Silver Creek https://localnews8.com/news/idaho/2021/07/05/silver-creek-preserve-closed-to-fishing-due-to-heat/ PT/TB
  14. I haven't tied any flies since October of 2018 due to a bunch of medical experiences and moving back down from Pullman, WA to Los Angeles. My youngest daughter Ally, who is in Veterinary Medicine School at WSU , in Pullman, bought me some tying goodies for Xmas and told me that it was time to get back on the horse... Xmas gift.. Some #18 (TMC 2488H) HOT VAC's with thread bodies, I tied up on Saturday. I will be setting up my photo area and shooting individual pics soon... PT/TB
  15. My son got this lamp and is setting up a tying table for me so I can start tying flies again for the first time since October 2018. Lots of medical stuff in 2019 and 2020. My other light is attached to my desk up in Pullman, WA. This one will be here in Los Angeles with me... PT/TB🤗
  16. The two variant's listed at the bottom of this link are very effective on the Upper Owens River in the Eastern Sierra: https://flyfishingthesierra.com/birdnest.htm PT/TB
  17. If there is a desire to really get into soft hackles, I would suggest these books rather than YouTube videos: https://www.amazon.com/Tying-Fishing-Soft-Hackled-Nymphs-Allen/dp/1571884033/ref=pd_lpo_14_img_0/141-0188762-8703929?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1571884033&pd_rd_r=9313c41c-14c0-492b-88fe-db91776ef7d7&pd_rd_w=wN5cx&pd_rd_wg=AjJqs&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=CDX55DJ8PV0QM3E1NEM9&psc=1&refRID=CDX55DJ8PV0QM3E1NEM9 https://www.amazon.com/Soft-Hackled-Fly-Hackles-Trout-Fishermans/dp/0811701514/ref=pd_sbs_14_1/141-0188762-8703929?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0811701514&pd_rd_r=96039b16-94f1-4267-9739-d3f0194b9bb6&pd_rd_w=UxzLU&pd_rd_wg=cxHOd&pf_rd_p=ed1e2146-ecfe-435e-b3b5-d79fa072fd58&pf_rd_r=1FA727NR52BRTSAX8ZVR&psc=1&refRID=1FA727NR52BRTSAX8ZVR https://www.amazon.com/Fly-Fishing-Soft-Hackles-Nymphs-Emergers-Flies/dp/0811716848/ref=pd_bxgy_img_3/141-0188762-8703929?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0811716848&pd_rd_r=51d29e67-4150-4d35-88e7-40a6d7c2435b&pd_rd_w=oVsOp&pd_rd_wg=evsNJ&pf_rd_p=ce6c479b-ef53-49a6-845b-bbbf35c28dd3&pf_rd_r=WDCATV5XH9XJ25GPS9E6&psc=1&refRID=WDCATV5XH9XJ25GPS9E6 https://www.amazon.com/Wet-Flies-Fishing-Soft-Hackles-Flymphs/dp/0811716244/ref=pd_sbs_14_2/141-0188762-8703929?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0811716244&pd_rd_r=ba9a6eec-08e1-4536-8bda-63e35a9526fe&pd_rd_w=jpwWQ&pd_rd_wg=R5Izm&pf_rd_p=ed1e2146-ecfe-435e-b3b5-d79fa072fd58&pf_rd_r=20W7SCY7QY8SF5TW41C2&psc=1&refRID=20W7SCY7QY8SF5TW41C2 You may have an interest in Allen McGee's website: http://allenmcgee.blogspot.com PT/TB
  18. I had cataract surgery in June 2018. It was like getting a new set of eyeballs...colors and sharpness vastly improved. FYI: Renzetti makes midge jaws, but I have never needed them and tie easily down to #22 ,with the standard jaws: https://www.feather-craft.com/renzetti-midge-cam-jaws PT/TB
  19. Bob Marriott's...no one else ever came close to all the stuff inside: PT/TB
  20. "Willy's Pip" was designed as a midge pupa pattern. As it states on the link below, it is related to the Palomino Midge - one of the best midge patterns I have ever fished in the Eastern Sierra and on the Madison River: http://evergreentrout.org/Flies/WillysPip.htm PT/TB
  21. Hey Artin, The TMC 16/0 thread was manufactured at a factory in Thailand. I got the guys at The Spot and Bob Marriott's to stock it after it came out. When I became aware that it was being discontinued, I grabbed every last of spool that Marriott's had...You might want to contact Tiemco directly, in Japan and see if they can steer you to the original manufacturing plant in Thailand...I have enough left to last for awhile... This is Tiemco's Japanese site. *Note that they are still in the biz of making fly tying materials: https://www.tiemco.co.jp/eng/groups/index/type_id:2/category_id:13 Hope you can get them to put you in the right direction. Semper-Fli 18/0 Nano Silk is OK as an option, but it lacks the characteristics that made tiers like Charlie Craven and Juan Ramirez rave about Tiemco 16/0 for the little guys...See you on the water, my friend ! PT/TB
  22. If you happen to have a copy of Shane's book, one can see exactly what the original medallion sheeting looked like and how he uses it in his patterns: Here is a link to the Medallion Sheeting that Hareline currently distributes and yes, it is not the same as the original material: http://hareline.com/med.html Fortunately, for me, I bought a ton of Medallion Sheeting and Flashback material when Bob Marriott's had all of it in stock. The original MS was very shiny unlike the current offering...Umpqua still offers John Bett's Zing Wing, which is similar...but it only comes in clear: https://www.umpqua.com/products/fly-tying/materials/betts-zing Here are some diving, female BWO's tied using the original Lt. Dun Medallion Sheeting. It is a GLF pattern; PT/TB
  23. Retired now, but back in the day, Public Relations and Management in the Entertainment Biz. PT/TB
  24. I started tying flies in Feb. 1974. The guys that got me started were the two brothers that worked for their Dad at the Fishermen's Spot in Sherman Oaks, CA. These were the first books that got me going: There have been periods that my tying has been more active than other times because that's how it is and other interests and responsibilities came into play. My focus has always been on tying patterns for Trout because I grew up fishing in the Eastern Sierra and have always targeted that species. Recently, I once again started tying Steelhead patterns, after moving up to Pullman, WA while my youngest daughter gets her degree in Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. Unfortunately, Steelhead and Salmon stocks are crashing here in the PNW so immediate future efforts will once again be on Trout flies for Idaho and points East... PT/TB
  25. I use TMC, Daiichi, Mustad, Fulling Mill, Hanak, Firehole, Dohiku, Gamakatsu, Partridge, Alec Jackson and Hends... PT/TB
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