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by bearbutt
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Carrie Stevens, the hard way (long winded)
Replies: 31
Views: 10032

Re: Carrie Stevens, the hard way (long winded)

I've been organizing materials to remake the Carrlie Stevens archive project that was stolen two years ago--that story can be found here: https://www.sparsegreymatter.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=14219 The starting point is always hooks, it seems. I originally tied on Martinek hooks, and some Allcock 18...
by bearbutt
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: William Sturgis
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: William Sturgis

Thanks, Charlie!--cool info, as usual--especially with respect to Sturgis' South Bend connection. It's funny how Chicago has had a lot of good angler-writers over the years--Sturgis, Chaparalis, Gingrich--maybe because the good fishing is a few hours away, lol? Ted--can you tell us why you were wond...
by bearbutt
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: William Sturgis
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: William Sturgis

I don't know for sure myself, and would love to learn more. I have always thought of him as a midwesterner--with connections on both coasts. There's a lot of midwestern content in his book "Fly Tying"--Weber, bass flies, and so on. Maybe our genealogical master, Charlie, can help us?

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by bearbutt
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Betters Haystack
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Betters Haystack

twistedtippet wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:51 pm


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When you grow up you'll understand what I said.
tt
LOL--I'm trying hard to grow down--

Cheers,
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by bearbutt
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Betters Haystack
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Betters Haystack

[ As you age you will learn to put some thought into what you espouse. I'd guess he's already put some good thought into what he espoused, as I agree with him; and I'm 63. Fran's underthread design is what makes his ties different from so many that came after him--look at the box of Haystacks Fran ...
by bearbutt
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTT: MUstad 3907Bs size 4
Replies: 0
Views: 412

WTB/WTT: MUstad 3907Bs size 4

Does anyone have any Mustad 3907Bs in size 4 to sell or trade? I am remaking the Carrie Stevens archive project that was stolen, and need some 4s--about 50. I have 3907Bs in size 2 and 6 for trading, if you are up for it--so let me know.

Thanks,
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by bearbutt
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hook Porn
Replies: 115
Views: 18061

Re: Hook Porn

squish67 wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:02 am
Some guys have all the luck.......................................... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I wish I could agree, but Dana works really hard to source his hooks--and his hook charts, which are exceedingly uncommon--at least the Allcocks ones.

Great stuff, Dana!

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by bearbutt
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: A question about Ducks
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: A question about Ducks

They do get a lot of attention among us salmon fly tyers, for sure. And thank heavens for generous hunting friends! Yes to both of those things!--I guess that's why I said "most tiers" as the number of salmon fly tiers, as least here in the US, isn't what it used to be--commensurate with the salmon...
by bearbutt
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: A question about Ducks
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: A question about Ducks

Wow--thanks, Gary, the barring on those Hooded Mergansers is unreal. I guess I have another bird for my friend to chase next season, lol!-- When you stop and think about it, ducks don't get nearly as much attention as they deserve by most tiers--maybe because they are not a big part of the commercia...
by bearbutt
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: A question about Ducks
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: A question about Ducks

Thanks, Gary and John for your thoughts--do either of you have some hooded merganser flanks you could post so I could get a good look at the barring? I've been spending the weekend getting my ducks in a row, lol. Most arrive from my hunter friends in baggies, or if they send a skin it hasn't been dr...