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by bearbutt
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: PED vs Sulfur
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: PED vs Sulfur

Size, form (spareness and shape) then color has been my mantra fully believing that presentation is the most important factor. ..... For more than 60 years I've chased these beautiful creatures and have realized that there are only a few unvarying, stable, constant elements I'll face each time I fi...
by bearbutt
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Tippet Rings
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Tippet Rings

I can see a lot of good reasons to use tippet rings--when using furled leaders, when using droppers, for cold weather, for simplicity--all reasons mentioned above. But I am old fashioned and love the blood knot--which is really a beautiful knot, brilliant in design, and also effective as well. For m...
by bearbutt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: RIP Nelson Bryant
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: RIP Nelson Bryant

A great loss for all of us, especially those of us with a long affliction, I mean habit, of reading the NY Times. Bryant was from a generation of writer-anglers who knew from deep experience what he was writing--something younger writers today think Google can replace. LOL. But it makes me wish the ...
by bearbutt
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hook Porn
Replies: 104
Views: 11626

Re: Hook Porn

This thread needs a bump--and more posts of hook stashes, and an update from Dana. I've gone through my posts to restore the broken image links, thanks to fotofucket. I also restored the photos to the Carrie Stevens thread, and will work on some others in the coming week or so. I've probably posted ...
by bearbutt
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Flatwings
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Flatwings

True, Ted--hard to get simpler than a Flatwing. So many ways to inflect the basic design as well. I love this pattern--even if it is a bit of a dickens to tie well,as the stem is being tied perpendicular to the hook--so you really have to work it to avoid twisting. bb https://i.postimg.cc/76dV9Zbt/I...
by bearbutt
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Tying hackle
Replies: 20
Views: 585

Re: Tying hackle

Couldn't find any notes on Bivisibles in my edition of Trout, but Plate 14 clearly shows hackle tip tails, and the description calls for hackle tip tails. Yes. https://i.postimg.cc/mDq351qf/Bergman-Bivisiblesin-Trout-e.jpg This image is in both the 1st (1938) and second (1947) editions of Trout . Y...
by bearbutt
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Remember these
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Remember these

Are all tyers pack rats and hoarders of stuff from days long since gone? :? If so, what are you hoarding? :?: Uh-oh. I see trouble coming. I also want to see Dana's stash of Darbee necks. And I think Simonson has a "silk problem" that he might confess to. Phil Anderson has a stash of first editions...
by bearbutt
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Tying hackle
Replies: 20
Views: 585

Re: Tying hackle

BB, to change the topic a bit... can you pinpoint for thick-headed me where Hewitt wrote about a tail on his Bivisibles? :?: I've always tied these without a tail, based upon Hewitt's description of the pattern on page 54 of Telling on Trout ... my copy is a 1926 Scribner edition... Ed, As far as I...
by bearbutt
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Tying hackle
Replies: 20
Views: 585

Re: Tying hackle

wiFlyFisher wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:42 pm
Bivisbles.
Yep. And according to the traditional Hewitt version you leave the tips in to form the tail.

For Skaters, though, I tie in by the stem first.

bb
by bearbutt
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Happy New Year

Eperous wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:37 pm

Larry Decker caught Old Bess--- a 9 1/2 pound brown on a minnow here on 4/29/55 on a minnow, using a Jim Payne cane rod....
And using an automatic reel!--the creel looks a little small in relation to Old Bess. LOL.

Happy New Year, guys!