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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: 283

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: 189

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: 196

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 ...
by mikevalla
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: John Atherton Dry flies
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: John Atherton Dry flies

Great, Tom.... FYI, my friend Jamie Woods (a Trustee at the American Museum of Fly fishing) and I have been planning an enhanced "Atherton Booth" for the museum's annual August event. John Atherton's granddaughter will be joining us at the booth this summer. Catherine is a peach of a gal. I got to k...
by mikevalla
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Darwin Atkin
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Darwin Atkin

Atkin was part of the Buz Buszek circle. Others from my "era" in fly tying will recall that there were only a dozen fly tying mail order houses in all of the U.S. Most of us had the Buz's Fly and Tackle Shop catalog. Buz's had the best dyed dun hackle that could be had in those late 1960's days---so...
by mikevalla
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: First...
Replies: 24
Views: 999

Re: First...

Basket "Brook" (we always called it "brook"), trib to big D-----
15" brown, late August, 1966.

My father and his uncle were down at the mouth but I wandered upstream. The fish had eggs. I remember that!
by mikevalla
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: looking for good photo(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: looking for good photo(s)

Ted,
I just emailed you a very high res photo of a Black Nose Dace---with orange hue. It's on a nice mossy background. I shot the pic back in 2014

-Mike
by mikevalla
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: looking for good photo(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: looking for good photo(s)

I believe the key phrase here is "spawning colors". Male BND acquire a reddish tint in spawning season. I have pics of both female and male in spawning colors---but have to locate the memory card. Or maybe on an external hard drive? But, as suggested, just go and get a $15 minnow trap, bait it and ...
by mikevalla
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: looking for good photo(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: looking for good photo(s)

Ted, I shot dozens of photos of Baitfish, including the black nose dace, for the "bucktails" book. I just have to find the photos. I might have a different version of this guy, one on a different background. -If I can't locate the photos, just go down to Walmart and purchase a $15 minnow trap. Stick...
by mikevalla
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Ray smith ring of wets
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Ray smith ring of wets

Teddy, I believe I have a photo of the set that Terry Finger (Ray Smith student) sent to me when I was crafting the Catskill dry flies tying book way back. But it's on one of several CDs Terry sent to me just before he died. Only problem is I don't know which of the CDs has the photo. And my new com...