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#1 eide

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:41 PM

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Pink Lady

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#2 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:35 PM

Looks good Eide. There must be more than one.

I hope you're well.
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:51 PM

Looks good Eide. There must be more than one.

I hope you're well.
Dale

There is always more than one ;)

 

All well here, besides the snow, and the cold!



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:10 PM

Solid looking classic style dry Eide...well done!..It looks very Sexy in pink on that iron!

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Dave



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:26 PM

Thanks Edie! It seems many of our friend in northern climates are having a long snowy winter.
Good for water though! It has been dry and warm here - almost hot at times - until the other
day when we got 4 inches of rain.
In Colorado that would have been four feet of snow. Here it is gone; the rivers are muddy, but will clear again.
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:34 PM

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Always some more :)

 

Snow, rain, ice, then some sun, back to snow and cold again...



#7 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 05:05 PM

The weather might be lousy but you do have 5 pink ladies to keep you company. Good tying Eide.

Stay warm and keep tying dry flies.
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 07:28 AM

Dear EIDE,

 

I don't come here 'in' very often...but I saw that aswell MATT and STEPHEN and my 'dearest enemy to my heart launched a DRY DRY DRY fly...sooooooooo said myself why not and gift some admiration !!!

 

psttttttttttttt I love this ROSE PINK fly (psttttttttt DD doesn't - he hates PINK in any fly (thus also in his beloved dry flies...silly man that he is hahahahaa)

 

again this is a very beautyful eying 'dry fly'

 

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 07:30 AM

euh 'set' of PINK dry flies !!!!!!!!!!!! (not one but a 'handfull')

 

pstttttttttt please don't attend that I come here time and time again to repost...(I realy hope YOU understand this ...also the others who would read with of what I have to say on 'dry' flies

 

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:49 PM

Excellent ties!
I have had success occasionally with the Pink Lady. The original pattern used (of course) silk floss for the body. The silk floss turns red when wet, so it might be a Red Lady, although that sounds vaguely improper. If you use Nylon floss, it will not darken to red when wet; hence producing a different effect. I don't know which will be more effective, if either.



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:57 PM

A long time ago I tied some pink flies to test the difference when wet. I tied one with a Rayon floss body, another with silk floss. Here are the results:
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The flies are not a particular pattern, just something that would have all the usual components. Notice that the silk darkened and swelled; the Rayon exhibits no color change and no visible swelling.



#12 ted patlen

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 03:00 PM

Love this thread.

 

I had the honor of framing a selection of flies and notes by LaBranch.  The owner (private but an EXTREMELY knowledgeable flyfisherman/tyer/historian) stated that LaBranch did not tie professionally so a true original by him is rare.  This fly is his, according to the owner.

 

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#13 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:15 PM

Hey, Teddy!

Great!! Thanks.

Looks like the wings are doubled? What are tail fibers and rib? Color of body is as worthy a pink as I've seen on a fly. Haha. Don't tell Heert.
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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:27 PM

This conversation has me wondering about some of the older colors versus the newer ones. I am now wondering about the color variations between silk floss versus nylon or rayon. I like these conversations. Apparently Clovis Arsenault used a rusty colored floss under the yellow on his rusty rat to produce the color when it became wet. I have seen an original of his and it looks nothing like what is tied today. Might whip one up from memory if I get a chance



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:35 PM

That sounds great Stephen! Maybe we've made some of it easier due to hurry and waste. The double floss for color is very cool.

Get on it. Hope you and the girls are well.
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#16 ted patlen

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:06 AM

Dale,  yeah the wings are doubled and tyed in front of the hackle...I don't know how he tied them in but it looks like the head has a lot under it on top of the shank.

 

the tails are fantastic aren't they.  They are just a ginger hackle fibers...i would love to find tailing fiber that long!!!

 

Stephen...Clovis Arsenault was Warren Duncan"s mentor.  I know that Dunc was very aware of the under color, especially on his tags.  He used to white thread or silver tinsel under the stretchy floss he used on his tags...in the water the nean colors glowed like Times Square at midnight.   I guess he learned this from Clovis...



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:29 AM

Thanks Ted. The tinsel works the best. Glows like there is no tomorrow. Warren spent a lot of time with Ralph Billingsley also so he could have pick that up from either of them. Funny, Bob Warren always said it look like Clovis put his head cement on with a popsickle stick. Some of his flies were huge. Big water big fly big fish I guess. Vin Swazey from Boistown has probably a hundred of Clovis flies in a box. I remember a story Warren always told about the time he was on Crown Reserve and they had a niusance bear hanging around. He bought someone a spring bear license and when they shot it Warren skinned it and took the hide home with him. I have been told that is a true story. All in All he was a caracter. His desk and vise are at the woodsman museum in Boisetown, just they way it was when he took his heart attack, fly half done in the vise. 

 

 

 

 Stephen



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:01 AM

Thanks Ted. The tinsel works the best. Glows like there is no tomorrow. Warren spent a lot of time with Ralph Billingsley also so he could have pick that up from either of them. Funny, Bob Warren always said it look like Clovis put his head cement on with a popsickle stick. Some of his flies were huge. Big water big fly big fish I guess. Vin Swazey from Boistown has probably a hundred of Clovis flies in a box. I remember a story Warren always told about the time he was on Crown Reserve and they had a niusance bear hanging around. He bought someone a spring bear license and when they shot it Warren skinned it and took the hide home with him. I have been told that is a true story. All in All he was a caracter. His desk and vise are at the woodsman museum in Boisetown, just they way it was when he took his heart attack, fly half done in the vise. 

 

oh yeah!!!!   blush.png

 

 

 Stephen