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by quashnet
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: 'Spider' dry flies
Replies: 25
Views: 1968

Re: 'Spider' dry flies

The earliest deliberately-tied variant dry flies that I know of were tied by Dr. William Baigent of Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England. They had tiny hardwings and extraordinarily long, fine hackle. Art Flick popularized the wingless Cream Variant, Dun Variant, and Grey Fox Variant in his Strea...
by quashnet
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: early midge patterns
Replies: 14
Views: 1053

Re: early midge patterns

The 1933 Paul H. Young Co. catalog is the earliest one I have. Young's "Floating Midge" and "Midge Nymph" are shown on the front cover. On page 3 we learn that "The 'Midge' Nymph has not been offered before in America." Hook size to #20, no pattern is given. A tiny, simple line drawing shows a hook ...
by quashnet
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Paul H. Young: Announcing NEW PHY Database Wordpress Site!
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Paul H. Young: Announcing NEW PHY Database Wordpress Site!

The Paul H. Young Database has moved to a new home on Wordpress. Now found at phydatabase.com , the site has been greatly improved in the organization of its information and the presentation of high-quality photos. Available free and 24/7, the Paul H. Young Database celebrates the legacy and accomp...
by quashnet
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Holding trout by the gill covers
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: Holding trout by the gill covers

"Apparently, this grip immobilizes the trout." Immobilization is kind of a hint that this grip does the fish no favors. Physiologically, trout have high oxygen demands. Fresh water must flow over and through the gills in order for the fish to breathe. Gripping a trout by the operculums (the covers ...
by quashnet
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: looking for a very obscure pattern description
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: looking for a very obscure pattern description

Welokennebacook is an early name for one of the Richardson Lakes (Lower Richardson) in the Rangeley Region of Maine. "Good fishing at Welokennebacook" is documented in a 19th century note, with accompanying flies, in this thread at the Annals of Fly Fishing: http://annalsofflyfishing.proboards.com/t...
by quashnet
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Bucktails or streamers
Replies: 27
Views: 2654

Re: Bucktails or streamers

This Hewitt Neversink Streamer, from the collection of the American Museum of Fly Fishing... http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/EDO17/HewittsNeversinkStreamer010.jpg ...is discussed in this thread: http://www.sparsegreymatter.com/viewtopic.php?t=1132 Unfortunately the fly was placed on a white ...
by quashnet
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: patterns that use red squirrel tail?
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: patterns that use red squirrel tail?

In addition to the typical Picket Pin tied with gray squirrel, Picket Pins tied with a wing of red squirrel tail have been popular for decades on the trout and bass ponds of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
by quashnet
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: The first real fish
Replies: 4
Views: 727

The first real fish

Not the first fish of the year, but it's the first wild, native brook trout of the year. http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f380/quashnet/Tackle%20Photos%202016/Angeline02_31March2016_y1200_zpseodnma9k.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f380/quashnet/Tackle%20Photos%202016/Angeline03_31March2016_y...
by quashnet
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Art Neumann, TU founder, passes at age 99
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Art Neumann, TU founder, passes at age 99

Through Carl Otto of the Wanigas Rod Company, comes the news that Art Neumann, a founder and early grassroots organizer of Trout Unlimited, has died at age 99. See this announcement from Michigan Trout Unlimited . In 2008 Bob Summers contacted me with news that Art Neumann was to be inducted into th...
by quashnet
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Salmon Flies
Topic: Famous Grouse?
Replies: 12
Views: 3151

Re: Famous Grouse?

Now that you mention it, a fully-dressed Silver Grey makes me think of a gin and tonic. But I've been grading midterm exams, so perhaps any number of things might make me think of a gin and tonic.

A very nice fly, though!