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by mikevalla
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Dave Brandt
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Dave Brandt

Haven't confirmed it, but heard from a reliable source Dave passed

MV

UPDATE: Straight from Bob Mead--- (via Dave's wife Barb)---Actually Dave passed at 11:54 last night
by mikevalla
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Antrim Streamside
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Antrim Streamside

Ed,
I briefly mentioned Antrim Streamside in the previous issue of Eastern FF Magazine (in my short Willowemoc story)----Same people who were trying to get the Antrim Lodge up and running---

-It's a nice place---for "special occasions" I will stay there------

-Mike
by mikevalla
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: "Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

Re: "Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering

Oh yes indeed---we have a sanctioned materials list, too!
by mikevalla
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: "Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

Re: "Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering

... No bobbins are used although Chase bobbins were around then . Suffer a bit, like the other Catskill-School tiers did LOL-- A complete list of sanctioned tools and materials is being updated. It's a lot of fun-- I'll be checking on that list... maybe us Noll "kids" will get some "considerations?...
by mikevalla
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: "Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

Re: "Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering

It will be a lot of fun----will give us all a reminder of "what we all had to tie with" in 1960's into late 70's---let alone what the "old school Catskill icons" tied with. Those darn Noll kits---how did we all do it! The Indian capes were a bit better than the Indian capes sold today---but nothing ...
by mikevalla
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: "Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

Re: "Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering

Common questions RE: Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers group:

Dues: $00.00
Officers: None
Newsletter: None
Glossy Literature: None
Meetings: When we decide
Meeting places: Staggered around the area--always looking for a place to flop ourselves---
by mikevalla
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: "Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

"Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering

We're planning a gathering in the fall----Just an FYI. The museum has offered their place as a venue---but that will be decided upon in the future, as things progress " Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group is a little different in our focus than the "Catskill Fly Tyers Guild." It's not for everyone, d...
by mikevalla
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Quill Adams
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Quill Adams

Now, we mustn't play with history :lol: "Quill Adams" name is already taken----by Don Martinez. The name he attributed to his Macaw Quill dry fly\. An extensive history of the pattern is found in the Don Martinez chapter of my The Founding Flies \. The Quill Adams---(tied with Macaw quill body) was ...
by mikevalla
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Merry FISHmas
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Merry FISHmas

...and to all my fellow Catskill Heritage Fly Fishers, and their angling friends no matter what waters they fish----ditto....


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by mikevalla
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Annual Holiday book giveaway---trivia contest
Replies: 35
Views: 2353

Re: Annual Holiday book giveaway---trivia contest

Thank you, to those who participated (and also to those who tolerated the post :) ) I usually do a couple of these book giveaways every year--here and elsewhere. Once a book is released, the publishers send me about 10 "author copies." I use these as giveaways. -One year, I was checking my shelves f...