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by Matt Grobert
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Leaders
Replies: 16
Views: 553

Re: Leaders

For dries and emergers, I've used George Harvey's slack leader formula for years. I use all soft mono - I want the entire leader to move with the water surface flow, not fight it. I understand some folks feel the stiffer butt sections in a leader help it turnover, but IMO if your casting mechanics a...
by Matt Grobert
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Eric Leiser
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: Eric Leiser

Sorry to hear that, Ed.

I learned a ton from his books and still use them as references.

R.I.P. Eric
by Matt Grobert
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

I agree with all that's been said. One thing I would like to add is that today, pheasant tail nymphs are usually tied with thread. Such flies certainly work, but something is lost when Sawyer's wire is replaced by thread. In my opinion, it's not just weight or balance, it's the glitter of the wire ...
by Matt Grobert
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Gray Hackle Yellow
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Gray Hackle Yellow

Well, my Winter 2018 issue of Fly Tyer arrived today, and it stumped me! :? As a young kid, aspiring wannabe fly fisher/tyer back in the turbulent '60s two wet flies that caught my attention were the Gray Hackle Yellow and Brown Hackle... something I attribute to Ray Berman's Trout and his discussi...
by Matt Grobert
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Trico's
Replies: 40
Views: 3950

Re: Trico's

Speaking of Tricos and the Henry's Fork, earlier this week they came off well followed by the PMDs and Flavs. We did great fishing "usuals" - sparse snowshoe foot guard hair wing and tail, thread abdomen and dubbed thorax to stand wing up. Here's a pic I took of my fly rod Tuesday AM - there were a ...
by Matt Grobert
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Tying a better...
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Re: Tying a better...

I love the Roman Moser Power Silk - the 10/0 is virtually UNBREAKABLE....... and the thicker version will tow a car !! The 10/0 is very strong, don't try to break with your fingers, it will cut like a razor! Found out the hard way trying to break off the tag end after starting my thread. :oops: Matt
by Matt Grobert
Mon May 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Lost Fly Box - Wagon Tracks on Beaverkill
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Lost Fly Box - Wagon Tracks on Beaverkill

On Saturday my good friend Steve Ohman was fishing and dropped his favorite fly box in the drink. It was his "hatches" box and its been with him for decades. It had his name on it and an Ossining NY address. He lives in Ohio now and makes the 7 hour drive a few times a year to fish the upper Delawar...
by Matt Grobert
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: I want the universe's best Hendrickson emerger
Replies: 24
Views: 2485

Re: I want the universe's best Hendrickson emerger

Following up on my go-to hendrickson emerger - the soft hackle pheasant tail fished dry. Here in NJ the hendrickson hatch is nearly over, but enough were on the water today that the trout rose to just about every one that drifted over their lair. Took 3 rainbows and 3 browns on this fly fished off a...
by Matt Grobert
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: I want the universe's best Hendrickson emerger
Replies: 24
Views: 2485

Re: I want the universe's best Hendrickson emerger

Ed,

The hackle is a speckled hen back feather - golden brown in color. Two turns. BTW - The thorax on it is touch-dubbed medium brown Aussie Opossum - it looks real buggy and helps float the fly thanks to the wax.

Matt
by Matt Grobert
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: I want the universe's best Hendrickson emerger
Replies: 24
Views: 2485

Re: I want the universe's best Hendrickson emerger

The soft hackle pheasant tail tied on a dry fly hook is my go-to emerger for the Hendrickson. Fished in/on the film just as you would a dry fly - dead-drift.

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