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by St.Froid
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Joe's smelt
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Joe's smelt

A famous Maine fly that this Mainer has never caught a fish on either. Quit tying them years ago. I might have some pintail. Lemme look. I live north of Caribou and spend my time on the Fish River chain; Joe's Smelt has never been a producer here either. They have however worked exceptionally well ...
by St.Froid
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fate
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Fate

Never having owned an outfit that carries such a pedigree I can't speak to what the loss of it would have done to me. My guess is that I would be inconsolable for decades. I've never driven off with a rod on the roof, yet, but I've tried. Fate will catch up with me at some point, I'm sure of it. Gla...
by St.Froid
Fri May 03, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Hewitt's Neversink Skater
Replies: 139
Views: 20808

Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Man, wouldn't you just love to sit in one of those chairs behind them, a glass of good scotch in hand, and listen to their stories.
by St.Froid
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Last August rain...
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Last August rain...

Poor logging practices certainly don't help. Northern Maine's fish population has suffered greatly because of them. Legislation doesn't help as enforcement is toothless. It's far easier for the logging companies to pay the fines for riparian and habitat destruction than it is to change practices. I'...
by St.Froid
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Hewitt's Neversink Skater
Replies: 139
Views: 20808

Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

The screen shots reek of history; I would love to be able to watch it in its entirety.
by St.Froid
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Saturday opener
Replies: 16
Views: 889

Re: Saturday opener

Well, I too, enjoy living vicariously through the piscatorial exploits of others and I particularly love the pictures of the fish they catch; so post away. Just look at the diversity in colors of the brook trout Alan posts over on Small Stream Reflections; I never get tired of his fish pics. Every p...
by St.Froid
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Tools for tying
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Tools for tying

Like a brick layer, being a farmer and a fly tier are close to being mutually exclusive. I usually buy Super Glue by the case and spend the winter dipping my fingers in it to keep the cracks from becoming blood weeping fissures. It holds my skin together but I lose a lot of tactile 'feel'. Without i...
by St.Froid
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Partridge and Hare's Ear wingless soft Hackle flymph spider variant.
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Partridge and Hare's Ear wingless soft Hackle flymph spider variant.

upstatetrout wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:44 am
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Just wanted to cover it all with the name!!
"P&HEWSHFSV" it reads like Sanskrit but it looks great!
by St.Froid
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Great White Shark Seal FDly
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Great White Shark Seal FDly

I thought I had a 30lb. striper on the line one day off Salter Island, Popham Beach. The kayak was being pulled every which way, I was hooting and hollering ...and then I pulled up a 4ft Sand Shark. Scared the living crap out of me. I tell people I was surprised . In reality I'm pretty sure I was te...
by St.Froid
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: March 1st bows
Replies: 20
Views: 914

Re: March 1st bows

You just used the word 'hip' in a sentence; that's awesome. I don't think I'm old enough to have used it in conversation before it was consigned to the graveyard of slang along with 'groovy', 'boss', and 'bitchin''. Keep on chooglin', brother! I hear the word the word (and especially it's derivativ...