Ron Dilbone was not a member of Slate Run Sportsmen. I met him many years ago while attending a fly tying show that used to be held in Southfield, Michigan. Not remembering the exact year - I believe it was in the early 2000s when we initially met. Ron showed me the following technique to … Continue reading Ron Dilbone – August 1936 – December 2020
Saw this specimen last evening. Friday Night Fly - Exhibit A The next two images are very similar displaying the ventral view (underside). Friday Night Fly - Exhibit A - ventral view. Lastly, a little more perspective or scale. Friday Night Fly - Exhibit A - with reference scale. My index finger segment is real … Continue reading Friday Night Flies – Pine Creek, June 5, 2020
I saw this guy hanging around this morning. The White-Eyed Fellow Visits the Cabin I do not know, yet, what this spinner is regarding it's genus or species or even common name. If anyone has any clues, please let me know. That's my pinky finger in the background for scale. Yep, it looks like to … Continue reading The White-Eyed Spinner
I've heard that the Green Drakes have arrived to Pine Creek in the Slate Run area. and saw two fluttering in their up and down dance this morning at the cabin. No pictures of them, but I'm certain they were Green Drakes (well ok, maybe they were Brown Drakes... but... a Drake just the same). … Continue reading It’s Your Funeral…(coffin)
What do you think folks? Is this a Slate Drake? Doesn't have the 'White Gloved' Howdy sort of look but the mid and rear legs are light colored and the front are darker. Anyway I wont be out there tonight but tomorrow evening, I'll give them a try. till we see each other again, UB … Continue reading Iso – Wannabe?
I took a small hiatus and returned today about 5 pm and found this gal ( I think) on the door overlooking Pine Creek. Slate Run - 6 pm-ish, 5-29-2020 Correct me if I'm wrong folks! But... BUT.... but... I thought I saw... yes... a darker similarly sized fellow.... no .. it can't be... not … Continue reading Grey Foxes … Still Here
Sulphur #1 Just a quickie folks - I did see a few Sulphurs on the cabin this morning. They seem to be hatching now. When I fished this evening, I saw a few Grey Foxes and some rising fish, but got skunked! This endeavor always seems to humble me when I just start to get … Continue reading The Sulphurs are coming… the Suplhurs are coming!
I've finally gotten to tying some flies again! And I can tell that I've taken a long break from it. I got an idea a few weeks ago and have pursued that project, which required me to tie a few to send off. Hopefully these might come in handy to the 'patient'. Hendrickson Spinner - … Continue reading 5-11-2020 A Couple of Old Spinsters
I haven't tied since last November! Tisk, tisk! COVID-19 Caddis Pupa - the first caddis tie in a long time for me! The first two were not respectable enough to present here! Talk about 'rough around the edges'! This was the third attempt I believe. And then... I have switched over to a newer homemade … Continue reading 4-24-2020 The COVID-19 Caddis
The Bleeding Heart