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by Variant
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Tedd Ward
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: Tedd Ward

While going through some boxes this weekend, I came across this box of Tedd Ward flies. I picked it up at the museum flea market a number of years ago. It came with a note indicating that all flies were tied by Tedd Ward with a reference to see Syl Nemes' books to learn more. So better late than ne...
by Variant
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Housatonic Quill.
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: Housatonic Quill.

Well done!
I remember fishing that pattern to imitate the white fly hatch on the Housatonic River back in the late 70s, early 80s.
Thanks, Lou
by Variant
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Bearded oat fly
Replies: 0
Views: 1815

Bearded oat fly

RE: BEARDED OAT FLY? I just reread THE BROOK TROUT AND THE DETERMINED ANGLER by Charles Bradford. On page 68 he quotes “Vegetable lures.-Bearded seed of the wild oat has been successfully used as artificial flies in fishing for brook trout.” After looking up what the seed looked like I understand wh...
by Variant
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Quill Adams
Replies: 8
Views: 1112

Re: Quill Adams

Beautiful tie.
by Variant
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: History of the Catskill region
Replies: 17
Views: 2702

Re: History of the Catskill region

Back in the 90s I attended a talk given by the New Netherland Institute at the Connecticut River Musuem. I asked about early angling in the Dutch colonies.I was told that there was much fishing and fowling. Afterwards a gentleman approached me and told me his family had a still life painting of a cr...
by Variant
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: History of the Catskill region
Replies: 17
Views: 2702

Re: History of the Catskill region

Hi all,
I am a new member to this forum and am interested in the history of fly fishing. By any chance in your research did you come across any early Dutch paintings of Brook trout?

Thank you, Lou
by Variant
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: History of the Catskill region
Replies: 17
Views: 2702

Re: History of the Catskill region

The top of the map is also very interesting.
The fabled Northwest passage!?
by Variant
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: History of the Catskill region
Replies: 17
Views: 2702

Re: History of the Catskill region

Beautiful maps and subject matter fascinating.
Thank you for posting,
Lou
by Variant
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: PED vs Sulfur
Replies: 15
Views: 2553

Re: PED vs Sulfur

If there is a good hatch of sulfers during the day usually there will be a spinner fall in the evening if the weather permits. I have had good results with a spinner pattern, I admit the fly can be hard to see at times in the falling light. Sometimes I tie on something that I can see and fish the sp...