Deependable Blue (improved)
Tied by Ron Eagle Elk
Hook: Partridge Bartleet or Alec Jackson.
Tag: Fine silver oval tinsel.
Tail: Yellow Golden Pheasant rump feather.
Body: Rear 1/2 black leech yarn or mohair, front 1/2 blue
shlapen folded and wound tight. Tie in by tip and use the whole
feather including the fluff.
Rib: Embossed or oval silver tinsel wound over the black yarn.
Collar: Long black marabou, several turns, followed by a couple
turns of Teal flank.
Wing: Brown Turkey strips.
*About Ron Eagle Elk
"As for my Bio, just a name and that I live in Yelk, WA is
fine with me." That was all I could get out of Ron the
first time I asked him for a little info about him. I
just couldn't put such a humble bit of info for a guy who
has a distinguished career serving us here in the States
and who is an accomplished Tyer and Flyfisher.
With a little help from the "management" Ron submitted the
following: "Ron Eagle Elk, originally from Pine Ridge
Reservation in South Dakota, now I reside in Yelk, Washington.
I have been fly fishing for 30 years and tying for about
20 on and off. I usually fish the Deschutes, Nisqually,
Skookumchuck and Cowlitz rivers, all in Washington State.
After serving 23 1/2 years as an Army Paratrooper and Ranger,
I am now living a simpler, quieter life fishing and tying as
much as possible.
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