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About planettrout

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  • Birthday 02/19/1945

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  1. Primrose & Pearl Midge - Kruise / Variant, Firehole Stick 633, #18 - # 20... Materials... PT/TB
  2. PERIWINKLE - Daiichi 1130, #18 - #20, Keeler / Variant PT/TB
  3. ...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 🤪
  4. Finished this Perdigon Box and will be moving on to some additional patterns after another surgery on Tuesday, May 3... PT/TB
  5. Perdigon Box...almost finished: PT/TB
  6. Moo's Green Goblin Perdigon...#14 PT/TB
  7. 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
  8. This has been one of my favorite and productive scud patterns for the past eight years or so... PT/TB
  9. FYI: Silver Creek https://localnews8.com/news/idaho/2021/07/05/silver-creek-preserve-closed-to-fishing-due-to-heat/ PT/TB
  10. 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
  11. 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🤗
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Bob Marriott's...no one else ever came close to all the stuff inside: PT/TB
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