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by bearbutt
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Don't let this happen to you!
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Don't let this happen to you!

um - im guessing it was NOT barbless.......... Ha. No. In fact, a very big barb--but I did what I always do in these situations--just push it all the way through, cut the hook in half, and slide everything out. It's much easier to push a hook through a modern elastic fabric than it is to push it th...
by bearbutt
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Joe's smelt
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Joe's smelt

[ I've tied/fished them with pintail... never, nothing... but it was never at the top of my list of patterns to use... so maybe it's me... :oops: Ed Yes, it's you, because yous name is Ed. It's futile for an Ed to fish a Joe fly. I do believe it works well if your name is Joe (mine is). Maybe chang...
by bearbutt
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Don't let this happen to you!
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Don't let this happen to you!

Hook inventory control?! Very few things seem so impossible as that. Ask Dana.... But we're good. The trick is to be calm, apologize, get the hook out, uncork a bottle of champagne, and get on with things. Life is short. I've been on transatlantic flights, comfortably stretched out with my shoes off...
by bearbutt
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Don't let this happen to you!
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Don't let this happen to you!

https://i.postimg.cc/13zBj1vs/IMG-6683.jpg Mustad 94838 (size 14) in my wife's fancy new gym wear. As she said, this was about the 10th time in recent years she's gotten stabbed by a hook. Usually her socks find them, but this time it was the seat of her gym wear. Dunno how it happened, but take my...
by bearbutt
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Fall fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: Fall fishing

Real beauts, Ed!!

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by bearbutt
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Dette Flies Fall Event
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Dette Flies Fall Event

Four Roses 🌹Was the preferred drink of the Lotus Eaters........ lol!! Isn't there a local Catskill moonshine? In high school during the fall fishing season I'd keep in the garage a gallon jug half full of cider--open it every day to let out the gas--and replenish it on weekends--it did the job nice...
by bearbutt
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fly Tails and Plum Tails
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Fly Tails and Plum Tails

Thanks, Ted--this piece of history is good to know. Since the box is hand-typed "Fly Tails" it would make sense that Bergman kept them for himself--but what did he use them for? Most people have suggested they were use for articulated streamer tails--which makes sense but I'm not totally sold on the...
by bearbutt
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Dette Flies Fall Event
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Dette Flies Fall Event

ted patlen wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:09 am
looked like a great time...
I don't see any beer?

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by bearbutt
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fly Tails and Plum Tails
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Fly Tails and Plum Tails

So--this post is about....tails. Sort of. Only not about 'tails' in any conventional sense. It has to do with discipline-specific idiomatic usage of the word "tails" as applied to two--um--'things'. 1) Fly tails. These were sold by Ray Bergman. Red label box. They're not in the Bergman catalogue I h...
by bearbutt
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: BrownBear
Replies: 2
Views: 194

BrownBear

I somehow missed it, but the inimitable BrownBear, Hank Pennington, passed away in August. There's a thread about his passing on the Bamboo Forum: http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=123573 He had some great contributions here on SGM--whenever he started to say "dollars to dough...