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by mikevalla
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Dette Flies Fall Event
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Dette Flies Fall Event

A couple of more pics: PA120116.jpg Grobert, Bonasera, Valla at the table Dette shop staffer Millennial Mike looks on over Bonasera's shoulder PA120117.jpg Valla discusses book copyediting with Bynack; Tim Abbott (great cane guy) chimes with tall-tales. Bonasera looks mystified with Tim's comments. ...
by mikevalla
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Dette Flies Fall Event
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Dette Flies Fall Event

Your two SGM monitors hard at work, at the Dette Shop Fall Event.

Great time with CJ, Matt Grobert, and others. Saw lots of friends
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by mikevalla
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Dette Flies Fall Event
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Dette Flies Fall Event

Hope to see many of my friends there! "Make plans on October 12 and cruise to the Catskills For our first ever Fall Open House. We’re partnering with some local friends for some Fall festivities from 12-4pm. Mike Valla will join us for book signing and storytelling. Casting course will be set up for...
by mikevalla
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Battenkill this weekend?
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Battenkill this weekend?

Joe, I live 15-20 minutes from that 'Kill stretch,( in W. Cambridge). And up until a couple of years ago I had a cabin 3 minutes from the No-Kill section in Shushan upstream from Eagleville bridge. -You're likely to have a goodly number of kayaks/tubers floating through that section upstream from Ea...
by mikevalla
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Atherton
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Atherton

Nice John! Just an FYI---We are again having John Atherton's grandaughter, Catherine Vauchaver, join us at the Atherton Booth , at the American Musuem of Fly Fishing summer event on August 10. There's an Atherton display that our SGM member Squish67 , friend and AMFF secretary Jamie Woods and I had ...
by mikevalla
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: tie2fish has passed
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: tie2fish has passed

Back in February, Bill mailed me several very nicely tied flies that he submitted to be included in the "Catskills book" that Stackpole assigned to me to write. The flies were great, and the information he included in correspondence was quite thorough and complete. I got back to Bill and let him kno...
by mikevalla
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: The Classic Streamer Fly Box
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

The Classic Streamer Fly Box

The Classic Streamer Fly Box book discussion found its way into SGM posts what was happening with its release goes back several years ago. I had completed that book some 8 years ago. 100 classics. It was a third installment of a "classics" series that was planned with a publisher (following my Clas...
by mikevalla
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Epeorus Ed's BIG Opening Day Brown Trout!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Epeorus Ed's BIG Opening Day Brown Trout!!!

This just in from our Epeorus : -Ed was on water early this morning-- opening day of trout season in New York. It didn't surprise me one bit that Ed's first cast of the new season enticed a gargantuan 29-1/2" wild Esopus River brown trout! Congrats, Ed! Ed rarely keeps a fish but this is a catch of ...
by mikevalla
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Looking for Ayumi Ozeki's contact email
Replies: 0
Views: 266

Looking for Ayumi Ozeki's contact email

I seemed to have misplaced Ayumi Ozeki's email address (he has a place on the upper Beaverkill area, in Rockland). He often stops in the Dette shop.
Please PM his email, if you have it.

-Thanks
by mikevalla
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: A call for effective Catskill flies
Replies: 1
Views: 214

A call for effective Catskill flies

Folks, I have a great project in the works with Stackpole, my publisher, that has a lot to do with Catskill waters. >Do you have a great pattern(s) that you've fished in the Catskills with sustained success? A pattern that you wouldn't be without at some time or another during the fishing season. A ...