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  • Reply to: The Water’s Violin   3 months 1 week ago

    Great job on comparing fly casting to the bowing of a violin. You are referring to a slow movement of one of the Hungarian, or Romanian folk dances??
    Yes, casting horizontally might meet the bowing motion. Your poem is wonderful, it describes a day on a stream very well. Casting a fly can be poetry in motion; it is a peaceful thought provoking activity.
    It is nice to have the thought interrupted by a hungry fish. Then we go back to the unfinished poem. Your photographic and poetic abilities are a special gift, please continue to pursue them. You chose wisely to select Karl Eric Leitzel’s watercolor painting to accompany your poem.
    Thank you very much for sharing with us.

  • Reply to: Garret Booth   3 months 3 weeks ago
    hi

    Hi Uncle Garret

  • Reply to: Baitfish Perdigon   4 months 1 week ago

    Nick Thomas, who has been contributing a lot to this web site recently, has several similar flies. Check out his youtube channel and we site.

  • Reply to: Trevor Morgan   4 months 2 weeks ago

    I do beleievec I have a couple NOS of these in 5,6 & 7 # if still looking!

  • Reply to: New to Forum and sharing a Cricket   5 months 4 days ago

    How did it Fish? One of the best fishing trips I ever had took place down in the Louisiana bayou near New Iberia with my uncle. We went to a bait shop and he filled up two cricket baskets with live black and brown crickets. Needless to say, we each caught more fish than I have ever caught in a 24 hr period. I recently tied a cricket pattern, deer hair cricket, and am eager to try it out. Tight Lines!

  • Reply to: #123 - Chief Needahbeh Streamer   5 months 1 day ago

    Ted Patlen Nice to see you still tying those wonderful flies you always have!!! Ted as you know I went to school at Unity College in Maine for many years for Environmental Sciences Wildlife. I have many friends from those days in Conservation Law, Fisheries, Wildlife Biology, Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Policy, Forestry, etc. We use to get together frequently in the Catskills New York each year to fish, explore, have a few, etc. I always had a list of High school, College friends, and the crew from Ramsey Outdoors to invite on our get togethers. I always enjoyed tying flies with you and the rest from there, I learned so much as a young beginner fly tier. This fly you tied here is new to me, (I know it shouldn't be) I learned about it from an episode of Maine Cabin Masters. So I had to Look it up, nice to see you tied it for this tutorial. I will try to tie some and use it in Rangeley, Maine next time I'm up there. I go visit friends up there as often as I can. Last year my Turkey Hunting/Fishing Trip got cancelled due to the Covid Outbreak. I am hoping this year will be better. I guess we all hope for that.

    From your friend Scott Perry Hope to see you soon!!! Its been too long - DECADES!!!

  • Reply to: Adams Parachute Var   5 months 3 weeks ago

    I'm sorry ... Klinkhammer variant, with floating vest ... go to Wikipedia and see what is written about the Adams dry fly ... and the way it looks the parachute variant. Please don't touch the centenarian Adams, you're challenging me. I have nothing personal with anyone.

  • Reply to: Betters' Flies   5 months 3 weeks ago

    Marvelous collection of flies. His flies have done quite well on another West Branch also, the West Branch of the Penobscot River in Maine. I didn’t know about focusing on the hair between the toes. Thanks for posting this

  • Reply to: Betters' Flies   5 months 3 weeks ago

    Marvelous collection of flies. His flies have done quite well on another West Branch also, the West Branch of the Penobscot River in Maine. I didn’t know about focusing on the hair between the toes. Thanks for posting this

  • Reply to: Twined or furled leaders   5 months 3 weeks ago

    I have wanted to try these furled leaders, after 20 years of being frustrated at the store bought leaders(that always need to be stretched straight) - i used the one piece method, looping into the 2nd side, and they work great...more than great. i wish i knew how to do this from the beginning, and this article was very helpful - i could not have guessed that changing to a furled leader would help my casting accuracy this much. It makes me wonder how the factory made extruded leaders ever got popular at all?

  • Reply to: The Perfect Seven   5 months 3 weeks ago

    Hi Karsten
    Thanks for your nice comment.

    Regarding your trip to Iceland, I know these places very well. Fished quite a lot on the lower part of Blanda where there in June and July usually is a lot of action.
    Both river you are fishing are under Icelandic circumstances larger river and fished best with 12-13 feet double hand rods. They also are fishing best with tubes like the HKA sunray. On the Blanda, I have had me best fishing on large hitch tubes and that is even locals say you need big flies and to get down. - Not my experience, only of the water is colored. That can happen on both river!!! So bring a sink tip for sure.

  • Reply to: Double Down Shrimp   6 months 21 hours ago

    Learn how to make double shrimp fly

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