Search found 27 matches

by Caneghost
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Need rain
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Need rain

I recently encountered one adult Merganser with 24 young in file. I didn't expect them to be quite that prolific. Canada geese often have a dozen to the pair, but two dozen? Beaverkill flirted with 80 yesterday per the Cook's Falls gage and the lower gage on the Upper East Branch registered between ...
by Caneghost
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: New rod.
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: New rod.

Nice! The 50 DF is supposed to be the Leonard of Leonards, and the Tournament rod even better. I expect it is somewhat lighter than a standard 50 DF. Should be a great rod for summer in the Catskills! I've been fishing four weights myself. Perfect for low water!
by Caneghost
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sage Z-Axis 486-4 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Sage Z-Axis 486-4 for sale

I have a Sage Z-Axis 8' 6" 4 weight, 4 piece flyrod for sale. Original bag and tube. Rod is in very good to excellent condition, lightly fished and well cared for. Fishing bamboo so I simply don't use it. Located in Catskills $235.00. Shipping available at additional cost if desired. Please PM me on...
by Caneghost
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: First post for a while
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: First post for a while

I trust your home water is a chalk stream, at least that is where I have read about the Danica mayflies. I previously hailed form the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania and the Letort, Falling Spring, and Big Spring, our most reknowned Eastern limestone spring creeks or chalk streams. I now haunt the...
by Caneghost
Sun May 31, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Large Delawarev river Brown caught on DRY FLY !
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Large Delawarev river Brown caught on DRY FLY !

Hard to judge size accurately when they hold them at arms length like that, but obviously a huge trout. The size and body type sort of say reservoir fish to me. There has been spillage this spring so... The West Branch brown you mention was a reservoir fish. Origin takes nothing away from the angler...
by Caneghost
Mon May 11, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Collins vs Whiting - similarities and differences
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Collins vs Whiting - similarities and differences

I bought my first Collins cape around thirty years ago and probably have 40 of them. The sweet spot has become longer over the years. I often tie two flies with a feather, and I have a lot of Grade 3's and Commercial grade capes. The saddle feathers are better dry fly quality too, with less web, thi...
by Caneghost
Sun May 10, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Collins vs Whiting - similarities and differences
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Collins vs Whiting - similarities and differences

I love Charlie's natural colors and the range of them as I like to tie a fly that looks bit different. The barred hackles to my eye give more of an impression of movement and life. Hands down his natural duns are so far above Whiting's die job hackle it isn't worth comparing them. His stems are very...
by Caneghost
Wed May 06, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Fran Betters books
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Re: Fran Betters books

Try Abe books, www.abebooks.com . They list a lot of used books available from dealers all over the US & Canada. I have had good luck ordering through them.
by Caneghost
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Looking for a bamboo mentor near area code 12912
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

Re: Looking for a bamboo mentor near area code 12912

Museum and rod shop, etc. is closed until further notice.
by Caneghost
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Looking for a bamboo mentor near area code 12912
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

Re: Looking for a bamboo mentor near area code 12912

What town do you live in? I will ask my rod maker friend if he knows anyone in that area. He knows a lot of other makers.