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by SamsonCane
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Fran Betters books
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Fran Betters books

I found one! My new, rodmaker friend Gordon Koppin gave me a minty signed 1st for which I am very thankful.
by SamsonCane
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: New rod.
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: New rod.

Wow, I'm jealous! I've always wanted one but can't afford it. So, I'm making a 50DF Tournament tapered rod.
by SamsonCane
Sun May 03, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Fran Betters books
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Fran Betters books

Does anyone know where I can get some inexpensively? I've been looking for the Tying, Fishing, and Pattern Guide especially.
by SamsonCane
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Betters' Au Sable Wulff orange possum dubbing
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Betters' Au Sable Wulff orange possum dubbing

Hey guys, just wondering- is there anyone out there with a decent patch of the orange possum dubbing dyed by either Fran and sold at the Sport Shop or Jan and sold after Fran's death? I need some and I haven't been able to find any.
by SamsonCane
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Betters Haystack
Replies: 25
Views: 2623

Re: Betters Haystack

Right. That's how I was taught to tie it and I don't really like the looks of the Usuals with orange dubbing. The original way is the better way, sort of like fly rods- I don't think anyone who has ever cast a top-quality Tonkin or bamboo rod has any ground to argue that graphite/glass is better. T...
by SamsonCane
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Looking for a bamboo mentor near area code 12912
Replies: 11
Views: 2294

Re: Looking for a bamboo mentor near area code 12912

I did find someone. Also, someone gave me the opportunity to purchase a Bellinger planing form, binder, depth indicator, and several other tools for 500 plus shipping. He used them to make 1 rod. I'm going to buy them.
by SamsonCane
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Betters Haystack
Replies: 25
Views: 2623

Re: Betters Haystack

I do love glass, but I think that's where it should have stopped. If we had kept refining glass there would have been no need for graphite- today's glass can compare to any graphite.
by SamsonCane
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Betters Haystack
Replies: 25
Views: 2623

Re: Betters Haystack

Right. That's how I was taught to tie it and I don't really like the looks of the Usuals with orange dubbing. The original way is the better way, sort of like fly rods- I don't think anyone who has ever cast a top-quality Tonkin or bamboo rod has any ground to argue that graphite/glass is better. Th...