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by bearbutt
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: New regulations in region 3
Replies: 22
Views: 526

Re: New regulations in region 3

A mandate from the higher-ups to see more license sales isn't unreasonable--assuming this is what is driving the proposal for a longer season with longer reach? Perhaps we can assist in thinking of other ways to increase participation in angling, and fly fishing in particular--particularly in urban ...
by bearbutt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: NY Times on Angling
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: NY Times on Angling

unfortunately many of the newer flyfishers are clueless to anything except posting there accomplishments on social media LOL--they also want an app on their phone to tie their knots for them and cast the rod for them and net the fish for them--it's like when you are in the grocery store in a checko...
by bearbutt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Buyer BEWARE
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Buyer BEWARE

Unfortunately, alas, those red flags apply for everything and anything--not just hooks. However, I have found that using the "not as described" clause on eBay can get me a refund. Sometimes. But it's also hard in some instances to prove the new hooks are new to the minions moderating the malfeasance...
by bearbutt
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: NY Times on Angling
Replies: 3
Views: 195

NY Times on Angling

Yesterday's NY Times had another essay (in the Travel section) about angling for salmon on NY's Salmon River. Like the last recent essay on fly fishing in the Times (in the Style section, of all places, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/style/fly-fishing-returns.html?searchResultPosition=1), which ...
by bearbutt
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Don't let this happen to you!
Replies: 6
Views: 350

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: 400

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: 350

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: 350

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: 830

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: 1047

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...