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by Caneghost
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Opening Day: How cold is too cold?
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Re: Opening Day: How cold is too cold?

BY those standards this final Opening Day looks to be quite balmy: high somewhere in the thirties (seeing everything between 31 and 37 so far) and 2.1" of snow. I have not partaken of the annual ritual and I wanted to this last chance but I don't know. Rivers are not really wadable and more rain is ...
by Caneghost
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Mayflies (Ephemeroptera)
Topic: Ephemerella dorothea [Sulphur]
Replies: 19
Views: 12949

Re: Ephemerella dorothea [Sulphur]

At least as well a memory serves the slight olivish tinted yellow were size 16 flies and appeared right along with the pale yellow/pale sulfur orange size 16's. One evening they were one color at least predominantly and another evening they would be the other color. The trout were often color specif...
by Caneghost
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Mayflies (Ephemeroptera)
Topic: Ephemerella dorothea [Sulphur]
Replies: 19
Views: 12949

Re: Ephemerella dorothea [Sulphur]

Surely you don't mean "shades: alone? Now patterns, well yes thirty sounds about right once sizes are covered, CDC duns, comparaduns, parachutes, cripples. I find color very important but I limit sulfurs to a couple yellows, a blend of yellow and sulfur orange, and yellow with a faint olivish tint (...
by Caneghost
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Recharging tactical flashlight question?
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Recharging tactical flashlight question?

I would suggest a search to find contact info for the manufacturer. Some of these batteries can explode if not properly charged. Different types require different charging times too. Chargers vary a lot, though red light for charge and green light for complete seem more common to me. Flashing red so...
by Caneghost
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Catskill snowpack
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Catskill snowpack

Missed that Zoom-in as a friend from the limestone country called and we talked for a couple of hours. Sounds like you still have a lot of snowpack on your side of the mountains. I took a drive out to Roscoe and back today and saw that a lot has melted away along Route 17, though of course the open ...
by Caneghost
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Today's mail
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Today's mail

Mine arrived in Monday's mail too! Barred Rusty Dun & Barred Ginger. I love his barred colors!
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by Caneghost
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Am I sub-human because I don't like my bobbin cradle??
Replies: 12
Views: 2400

Re: Am I sub-human because I don't like my bobbin cradle??

Never could stand junk on my vise. My tying table topper has a light background so I can see easily. I did break down and order one of Regal's material springs to fit my vise head so I won't always be hanging my bobbin behind the handle when I want to tie off a parachute. Ten dollars for a little sp...
by Caneghost
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: First Cinberg Brookie of 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Re: First Cinberg Brookie of 2020

A very nice blog Brk Trt. Good that you are fishing. Our water is mainly hard in the Catskills, with no warmups at all this winter.
by Caneghost
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Don Bastian - RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Don Bastian - RIP

I never met Don, but his fly tying made an impact on my own tying and fishing. Twenty years ago I tried to fish a few days each season with Pat Schuler, one of the best guides ever on the Upper Delaware system, and Don tied some flies for Pat. We had great days fishing the Green Drake hatch and Don'...
by Caneghost
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Soft hackles
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: Soft hackles

I have tied some of that style as well, with a dark brown dubbing blend of squirrel and Antron. Your's looks to have a slight claret cast to it Tom, or id that a trick of the lighting? Great flies for fishing the many levels of a hatch. I have tied CDC emergers for thirty years like this one, to get...