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by chichesterpaul
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Opening day
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Opening day

Speaking of Easter Vs Passover, here is something funny. I am a Christian and my 17 year business partner is a Jew, but a totally secular Jew, with more or less agnostic religious views. And yet he celebrates Passover each year, just for cultural reasons. Our long-running joke is that I say to him ‘...
by chichesterpaul
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Opening day
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Opening day

Nine days and a wake-up until fishing opener!! I wonder if anyone would like to share any general strategies or techniques they use on opening day, as it's always so cold and the fish I think are still quite sleepy. I have had luck for over the past few years going to a certain brook trout stream (E...
by chichesterpaul
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Our very own...
Replies: 20
Views: 883

Re: Our very own...

Congrats, Ed -- I'm happy to see you being honored n this way!

Thanks for all of the generosity with your time and guidance, giving back to the fly fishing community.

Congratulations again!!
by chichesterpaul
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Benton Fly Box
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Benton Fly Box

I thought it might be a bit disrespectful to put a plug for this in the Tying Table forum so I thought I'd post it here. I've just found a guy named Tom in Maine who ties flies and sells them online at bentonflybox.com Massive selection, most every pattern that I can think of, and whatever he doesn'...
by chichesterpaul
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Mother's Pool --- this winter
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: Mother's Pool --- this winter

Perhaps this will come as no surprise but the brown, crappy water currently coming down the Esopus is all coming from the portal. Here are a few pics I took this morning: The top image is the beautiful clean clear water seen from atop the Fox Hollow Bridge (although not a great picture -- glare :x) ...
by chichesterpaul
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Who...
Replies: 16
Views: 863

Re: Who...

For me, Captain Rob Fordyce of Homestead, FL. Rob wrote the book ‘Tarpon on Fly’, was present as an instructor when my wife and I went through the Florida Keys Fly Fishing School, and guided me to my first big Everglades tarpon on fly, close to 100 pounds, on a red-head ‘Stu Apt Too’ fly. And I'd be...
by chichesterpaul
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: A winter topic...
Replies: 22
Views: 1230

Re: A winter topic...

I used to fish a lot with a certain infamous guide in the FL Keys. He used to say that tying your own flies is sort of like growing your own weed. For some people, the actual growing of it is practically the best part of the experience — producing something really special through your own labor. Fo...
by chichesterpaul
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: A winter topic...
Replies: 22
Views: 1230

Re: A winter topic...

I used to fish a lot with a certain infamous guide in the FL Keys. Would his initials happen to be RT? If you're referencing the guide I suspect, he was a real character, but boy could he catch fish. For offshore trips I'd steer the boat across the flats following his hand signals as he stood on th...
by chichesterpaul
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: A winter topic...
Replies: 22
Views: 1230

Re: A winter topic...

I used to fish a lot with a certain infamous guide in the FL Keys. He used to say that tying your own flies is sort of like growing your own weed. For some people, the actual growing of it is practically the best part of the experience — producing something really special through your own labor. For...
by chichesterpaul
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Weather website
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Weather website

Does anyone know a website that keeps a total of how much rain and snow we've gotten in a particular time period (e.g. month, year) broken out by zip code, preferably where you can compare it to historical averages?