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by Matt Grobert
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nail knot or...
Replies: 21
Views: 662

Re: Nail knot or...

Matt, that’s a neat idea , how hard is it to feed the butt end thru the fly line though? Here's how I do it. 1. Cut end of butt section at an angle to create a point. 2. Insert needle into the end of fly line and out about1/2" up. Leave the needle in for 5-10 minutes. 3. Hold the line in your thumb...
by Matt Grobert
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nail knot or...
Replies: 21
Views: 662

Re: Nail knot or...

Matt, that’s a neat idea , how hard is it to feed the butt end thru the fly line though? It's really knot that hard. You cut the butt section off at an agnle with a razor blade so you have a nice point and feed it throughthe line while holding the line at an angle at the exit hole. Sometimes you ha...
by Matt Grobert
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nail knot or...
Replies: 21
Views: 662

Re: Nail knot or...

I feed a section of butt material through the end of the fly line and then nail knot. Works great and no issues going through the guides. Cut the butt material at and angle so it had a point. Stick a needle in the end of the line and push it out about 1/2" in and let it sit for a bit. Remove the nee...
by Matt Grobert
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Catskill-style materials
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Catskill-style materials

For starters, get yourself a copy of Mike Valla's book - Tying Catskill Dries. I would start with materials for just a few patterns and then take it from there.

Good luck!
by Matt Grobert
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Leaders
Replies: 16
Views: 613

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: 749

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: 1159

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: 526

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: 4095

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: 1180

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