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by bearbutt
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nail knot or...
Replies: 14
Views: 264

Re: Nail knot or...

Ted, That's a beautiful splice--handmade all the way, but very nice and efficient-looking. Next time, please also post a picture of that Ancient Pine tree--we all have trees in our past--mine was a white pine, that took 1 1/2 inches off the tip top of an FE Thomas Browntone alongside the Ausable. :(...
by bearbutt
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Ora Smith
Replies: 4
Views: 2044

Re: Ora Smith

I don't know how this old Ora Smith thread came to light again--but it needs some pictures. The last two Lang's auctions had some Smith flies from his estate--'control' copies they seemed to be. Smith developed the famous Maynard's Marvel--among other great brook trout streamers. https://i.postimg.c...
by bearbutt
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nail knot or...
Replies: 14
Views: 264

Re: Nail knot or...

After five decades of fly fishing I am partial to Wright & McGill Leader Links--the little plastic orange torpedo links--knot the fly line at one end with an overhand knot, and the leader butt at the other end with two overhand knots, and you are good to go. I've caught landlocks up to 5 pounds usin...
by bearbutt
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Rules
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: Rules

Just emailed Joe about the situation, but I'd like to ask someone to call him. I suggested closing the site to new registrations until we can get the spam issue sorted out--the site is looking terribly neglected, and this is a shame, given the quality of the posts archived here.

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by bearbutt
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Darbee Two-feather Fly
Replies: 9
Views: 4677

Re: Darbee Two-feather Fly

Agree, Bill-- Emailed both Dan and Joe and asked them to clean things up--no response. This is embarrassing because it makes us look pretty bad--somebody please call Joe?--I don't have his number--if he can't maintain the site, he should close it down to registrations and let us use it--or at the le...
by bearbutt
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Rules
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: Rules

Does anyone know the phone number of Dan the administrator?--if so can you please call him and ask him to clean up the trash? This place is beginning to look like a dump with all of this spam. I emailed Joe, but no response--

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by bearbutt
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: tie2fish has passed
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: tie2fish has passed

Well, damn--so sorry to hear this news. Early on, when I started the Carrie Stevens project, Bill was super helpful in assisting my ongoing quest for period-correct materials--8x hooks and vintage tinsels especially--and his calm guidance helped immeasurably. I met him once, last year in Roscoe, and...
by bearbutt
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...

The price of almost all bamboo rods has tanked and that would include the Orvis rods mentioned. Just go to the Classic Fly Rod Forum where there are many pages talking about this very topic. Those Orvis rods mentioned are still nice to have. Actually, the Orvis rods have been holding their prices p...
by bearbutt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...

I'd suggest an Orvis 7'6" Battenkill --either 3 7/8 oz or 4 oz models. Rods from the 50s-early 60s have especially nice toning--and these impregnated rods are stronger and can take it better than a graphite rod, I think--especially the tips--which can withstand the whack of a bead better than graphi...
by bearbutt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fishing With Charlie Wetzel
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Fishing With Charlie Wetzel

andre wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:13 pm
makes me feel a lot better about falling in.
lol...or falling in and losing tackle, or breaking tackle, or competing with hundreds of other fishermen for a spot on the river.....or getting skunked.

Happy Independence Day,
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