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About ron P.

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  • Birthday 08/12/1967
  1. . Hi, Philly -- I bet if you wrapped some lead on those hooks first you would have yourself a killer shad fly, too. -- ron P. .
  2. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by ron P.: Green Guarantee
  3. . Hi. I use wool for nymph and wet fly bodies; the material looks buggy as heck and sinks like a charm, which is what you want a fly to look like and do most of the time! .
  4. . Nice and diverse; the Fish-Catcher assortment (if you were to market in one of the catalogs) . . . .
  5. . Hi, fly folks. I just updated my website and one of the new bits is a little rumination on the fly-tying greats of yore. Take a coffee break from the vise and visit: http://www.ronpswegman.com/ebisu.html Yeah, it's a bit arty, but that's the nature of the sport (and ART) of fly-fishing! .
  6. . Sylvester Nemes The Soft-Hackled Fly compelled me to finish my own little fishing book, Philadelphia on the Fly, and his story and direction reintroduced me to the art of fly tying that I had not dabbled with since my high school years; I would say that today most if not all of my fly tying falls under the soft-hackled and classic wet fly category. Thank you, Mr. Nemes! p.s. I must also give public praise to the late, great Al Campbell; his columns at FlyAnglers OnLine have continued to be a great help to me . . . Fly pattern illustrations for your viewing pleasure at: http://www.ronpswegman.com/sketches.html
  7. . The Adams, Deer Hair Caddis, and soft-hackled flies are sure bets for the little stream bugs. Muddler Minnows fished with a bit of floatant can imitate late season hoppers. Smaller Woolly Buggers worked against the current will approximate hapless small fry. Give these a try. fly pattern sketches for your viewing pleasure at: http://www.ronpswegman.com/sketches.html .
  8. Hi there. Here's the link to a recent piece of mine that describes patterns and strategies for a great Western PA stream: http://www.paoutdoornews.com/articles/2007...es/hunting1.txt Feel free to PM me for more! fly pattern artwork for your viewing pleasure at: http://www.ronpswegman.com/sketches.html
  9. The Adams, Partridge & Orange, Muddler Minnow, and American Pheasant Tail were my go-to dry, wet, streamer, and nymph patterns before I began to tie. Now I use only my own variations on these classic dries, wets, streamers, and nymphs.
  10. I know I could dive in very, very deeply (and into debt!) if I just let my passion go. Since I write and illustrate, too, I have been able to keep my interest at the vice in balance, from becoming obsession. I tie only a half dozen patterns or so -- a few nypmhs, a few wets, one or two of the simplest dries, and that's it, so far. The best way to keep solvent and yet still tie is to limit the range of materials with which you work. I use only pheasant tail, Hungarian partridge, deer hair, wool yarn, floss, and thread, so far. fine art fly pattern illustrations for your viewing pleasure at: http://www.ronpswegman.com
  11. The original Adams is listed as a wet fly in several volumes also. I tie a variation I call the Wet Wool Adams, and this pattern in size 12 lured a brown trout to my net just this past Sunday!
  12. Nice to see another fly fishing artist at work . . . and getting commissions! The row of patterns at the base of the print is nicely done; there is a timeless, antique quality to the colors and composition that looks quite nice.
  13. The spotted wing feather you have used is a wonderful approximation of a baitfish's spotted flanks! http://www.ronpswegman.com
  14. The body and tail of this pattern look excellent; my only suggestion would be to tie up a few with a thicker, yet finer, wing, one that will work within the microcurrents of the river or stream. Test both, and whichever one works best will be the one to add to your permanent collection of core patterns. htpp://www.ronpswegman.com
  15. I always have a little dispenser of floatant in my vest for those wall of rain days in early spring and late autumn; I rarely use it even then, though, mainly because I am a soft-hackled WET fly guy for the most part! http://www.ronpswegman.com
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