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by Caneghost
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Catskill cannonball step-by-step
Replies: 29
Views: 6891

Re: Catskill cannonball step-by-step

So I was browsing some older posts this morning and ran across this one CJ, and I liked your idea. It got me thinking and playing with it a bit. I have been a big fan of squirrel for nymphs and wets for thirty years. I just love the short guard hairs with their natural mottling. I published this Red...
by Caneghost
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: The mystery of Orvis line weight ratings
Replies: 2
Views: 67

The mystery of Orvis line weight ratings

I finally added an 8 foot Orvis Battenkill to my rod rack, the 4 3/8 ounce variation with a 13 ferrule, and I have been very pleased with its casting and fishing performance so far. I am always a little amazed at their line ratings. My rod is rated (inked) for a DT7 or WF8 line. In my hand it casts ...
by Caneghost
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: The mystery of Orvis line weight ratings
Replies: 0
Views: 14

The mystery of Orvis line weight ratings

I finally added an 8 foot Orvis Battenkill to my rod rack, the 4 3/8 ounce variation with a 13 ferrule, and I have been very pleased with its casting and fishing performance so far. I am always a little amazed at their line ratings. My rod is rated (inked) for a DT7 or WF8 line. In my hand it casts ...
by Caneghost
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Antrim Lodge
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: Antrim Lodge

There is a website set up by the current owners: antrimlodge.com that says it was to re-open late 2019 or early 2020. No idea whether that not happening was mostly a Covid 19 situation or construction problems. That seems to be the latest news on the site, but I did not read the whole thing.
by Caneghost
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Wader recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 932

Re: Wader recommendations?

Please allow me to reconsider my Redington recommendation. The new zipper waders that I received in June and started wearing in July started leaking this week in the rear seams calf high. Seepage, but leaking. THey want me to ship them back and send $45 repair fee that will be refunded they say of d...
by Caneghost
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Antrim Lodge
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: Antrim Lodge

I first came to Roscoe in 1993 and learned that the fabled Antrim Lodge was closed. Since then I have heard of various efforts to revitalize and reopen, none of which ever seemed to happen. Floods, etc. I heard seem to have doomed every effort, and that is truly sad. Fly fishing history first drew m...
by Caneghost
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Wader recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 932

Re: Wader recommendations?

Tough decision considering the costs keep going up. I have had Simms last several seasons but I am very dissatisfied with their guarantee and customer service. A good friend has had a lot of leakage with his, and hates that Simms would not stand behind them. The best pair I ever had was the Redingto...
by Caneghost
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Fire fly
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Fire fly

There is a photo of the firefly on page 83 of the Second Edition of Charlie's "Rising Trout" but I see no discussion other than the following printed as the caption. The fly looks to be tied on about a size 16 long shank hook per comparison with an accompanying photo of an ant. The hackle in the pho...
by Caneghost
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Fishing

Swimmers now on the Gunpowder? My favorite was always the freaking canoers on that tight little stream. I took a peak at Theaux's website the other day and see the flows are down to I think 37 cfs. Reminds me of the good old days. In later years I didn't fish it but once or twice a year, but the lar...
by Caneghost
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hi-Viz winging material availability?
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: Hi-Viz winging material availability?

I don't know where you hail from, but one of the guys affiliated with the Catskill Fly Fishing Center had some old packs of Hi Viz at the Art of Angling Show there last November. I actually bought some tan from him, but I have no idea if he had fluorescent white. He didn't seem to have a lot of it. ...