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  1. Fixed the link. Nice owl!
  2. https://nbcmontana.com/news/local/hoot-owl-restrictions-in-place-for-several-sw-montana-rivers Regards, Scott
  3. I have some old rooster capes that are a bit brittle, too. I just put the feathers I’m going to be tying with in a damp paper towel and microwave them for about 5 seconds; seems to keep the quill from splitting. As far as partridge goes, I’ve never had a problem with stiff stems; like redietz, I tie them in by their tips. Scott
  4. Fished here Using this For this A peach bullethead Rogue Hopper I must have tied back in 2013. This was the 3rd fish I caught on it and the head was already blown. Regards, Scott
  5. Danville 6/0 works great. UTC 70 does, too but the stuff is too “flossy” for me. Scott
  6. Fished here Using this For this Added some grizzly hackle to Muz Wilson’s Wee Creek Hopper. Doubtful that the fish care one way or another. Regards, Scott
  7. hook - TMC 5212 #10 thread - Danville black body - peacock herl overbody/head - 2mm foam brown underwing - Krystal Flash pearl wing - deer hair legs - medium rubber brown hackle - grizzly mash barb, attach thread at 70% mark and wrap back to point above barb tie in peacock herl; twist with thread, wrap body, tie off, trim, move thread back to 70% mark taper a foam strip (not quite gap width); measure for length (gap width past bend) and tie in tie in some KF, fold over/double back clean stack, measure (tips even with foam) a clump of deer hair; cut to length and tie in tie in legs, 2 per side tie in hackle, wrap, tie off and trim move thread forward to eye, tie down foam; half hitch x 2, SHHAN trim head, trim KF, trim hackle flat on bottom, separate legs Regards, Scott
  8. Clarke’s Madam XXL Add the hackle and it becomes a bullethead Stimi; nice video. Not a fan of floss bodied dries or that hook so I made a few minor changes. hook - Dai Riki 280 #8 thread - UTC 140 cream, Uni 8/0 hot orange (band only) tail - deer hair bleached rib - x-small wire silver body - large tinsel opal ackle - grizzly (undersize by 1) legs - medium rubber white/black head/collar - deer hair bleached indicator - 1mm foam orange Regards, Scott
  9. You’re very welcome. Whatever you use, I’m sure you’ll catch a mess of fish on them. Regards, Scott
  10. I don’t think I’ve used anything but Sally Hansen on clouser heads and they catch fish. Maybe if you’re tying for show you might want to build it up to a higher sheen. Regards, Scott
  11. Muddled Spruce Moth hook - WFC Model 3 #12 thread - Uni 8/0 rusty dun tag/rib - medium tinsel opal body - dubbing hare’s ear wing - Congo Hair white head/collar - deer hair bleached Regards, Scott
  12. Cheech’s Grumpy Frumpy II Reverse imagery. hook - WFC Model 6 #8 thread - UTC 140 Chartreuse shuck - Congo Hair brown abdomen - Ice Dub caddis green shellback - 2mm foam chartreuse wing - Congo Hair white hackle - grizzly band - MFC 6/0 purple legs - medium barred rubber chartreuse/olive Regards, Scott
  13. Started out as a Lupton Emerger on different iron (the Model 28 provides a nice platform for the thorax/wing) but found the Spundun wing more of what I was looking for. hook - WFC Model 28 #12 thread - Veevus 8/0 yellow shuck - aftershaft abdomen - biot yellowish tan Loop - UTC 140 cream hackle - grizzly (undersize by 1) thorax - Ice Dub tan wing - deer hair Start thread at 2/3 mark, wrap halfway down bend Measure (gap width) aftershaft; tie in Tie in biot, brush shank with Super Glue, wrap; tie off/trim Clean, stack, measure (hook length) a clump of deer hair; trim butts, tie in 1 eye width back from eye (tips facing forward) with 2 soft loops, spin Trim butts, tie in loop Tie in hackle at base of loop Wrap hackle up loop (distance to eye) and back down; tie off at base/trim Stroke hackle fibers back Dub thread/dub thorax to base of wing Push deer hair back, evenly distributing around shank; pull deer hair backcreate thread dam in front Add a bit more dubbing in front of wing pull hackle thru center of wing; tie down, fold loop back, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN Trim out deer hair underneath Go fish Regards, Scott
  14. Elk, an ungulate like deer, provides buoyancy which seems counter to the weight you’ve added. Scott
  15. Deer hair provides buoyancy which seems counter to the weight you’ve added. Scott
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