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by Algyros
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Wader recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Wader recommendations?

Totally agree about zippers. It's nice to be able to drink a cup of coffee before I go fishing. My current favorites waders are Dryft. They're relatively inexpensive for zippered waders and, after fishing them for two seasons, they're still keeping me dry.
by Algyros
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Split shot help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: Split shot help?

I know what you mean, Dana. I've had unholy messes all the time (btw, I assume you mean in high temperatures) until I discovered this: 50/50 mix of JP's Grey Mud and Hardline Soft Tacky weight. This combination is both pliable and doesn't turn into taffy.

Alex
by Algyros
Fri May 08, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Split shot help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: Split shot help?

I've found that softer lead shot, such as Lemer and Blackbird, tends not to slip as much. But, personally, I forego shot and use tungsten putty. If rolled on your leader very thin it stays in place and, perhaps more importantly, it is easy to adjust the weight by adding or removing a bit of the putty.
by Algyros
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Antrim Streamside
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

Re: Antrim Streamside

This might answer some of your questions, Ed: https://antrimstreamside.com

Alex
by Algyros
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: RIP Nelson Bryant
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

Re: RIP Nelson Bryant

I, too, am saddened by this news. I remember many a day when, as a kid, reading Nelson Bryant brought light into my dark and dingy NY apartment.

Alex
by Algyros
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: My new vise of choice
Replies: 26
Views: 3931

Re: My new vise of choice

Great work, John, only exceeded by your generosity.
by Algyros
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: New regulations in region 3
Replies: 28
Views: 4361

Re: New regulations in region 3

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, CJ. As soon as I'm done with this post, I'll write a letter as a "tourist" who comes back to the Catskills in part because of the wild trout in the tributaries.

Alex
by Algyros
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Fall fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Re: Fall fishing

That's a lovely fish. And, in my imagination, its beauty is magnified by the beauty of the place where you caught it.
by Algyros
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nail knot or...
Replies: 21
Views: 1764

Re: Nail knot or...

I make a tiny (1/8") loop at the end of my fly line using ten pound Berkely fused crystal superline and a uni knot. I make the loop and then secure it with the superfine. A drop of superglue secures it. Then I just tie on the butt of my leader to the tiny loop. Easy to attach, easy to detach. Alex
by Algyros
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Some recent brook trout
Replies: 10
Views: 3552

Re: Some recent brook trout

Those aren't the kinds of brook trout I come to SGM to read about. Could the administrators fumigate this site?

Alex