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by mikevalla
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Catskill heritage Fly Tiers gathering, Oct 9, 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Catskill heritage Fly Tiers gathering, Oct 9, 2021

Yes, Ed

"1969" also had to do with The Charmed Circle two part article--March and April 1969. Thanks!
by mikevalla
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Catskill heritage Fly Tiers gathering, Oct 9, 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Catskill heritage Fly Tiers gathering, Oct 9, 2021

Ha! That little stamped metal Noll Kit vise----
I'
ll have them there, with me. A couple of them! And two kits!
by mikevalla
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Catskill heritage Fly Tiers gathering, Oct 9, 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Catskill heritage Fly Tiers gathering, Oct 9, 2021

That's simple, BB. I received my Noll kit December 1967-- 25th (Christmas gift). Tied my first fly that day. By Feb 1968, I tied my first "Catskill Dry Fly"--a Quill Gordon, something I had written about in my Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies book. I saw a Quill Gordon tied by Darbees in an A.J. McCla...
by mikevalla
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fly shows
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

Re: Fly shows

Here's what you can do, Teddy---- Gather all your photos of folks who over the years stopped by your tying booth. Have cardboard cutouts made of their faces, and position those in front of your tying table at home. It's always the same old "herd" who walks up to chat at the shows. Tie at home, and t...
by mikevalla
Sun May 10, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020

At one of the golf tournaments, Tiger Woods was at the first tee being announced. They started naming all the events he had won, until, finally, Phil Mickleson yelled, "Wouldn't it be easier if you named the ones he hasn't won?" I guess with Mike, we will need to introduce him by what he hasn’t wri...
by mikevalla
Sun May 10, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020

Thank you! There's always a story behind the story, with my stuff--- -EFF mag got in touch with me not long ago, lamenting that they had assigned an "Exposure" piece to another guy interested in doing an installment---but as happens more times than editors would like, the fellow fell through on it....
by mikevalla
Sat May 09, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020

Thank you! There's always a story behind the story, with my stuff--- -EFF mag got in touch with me not long ago, lamenting that they had assigned an "Exposure" piece to another guy interested in doing an installment---but as happens more times than editors would like, the fellow fell through on it. ...
by mikevalla
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Trout Town Flies
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: Trout Town Flies

Wish I had some idea for you---I'll ask around.
-It's interesting that there's so many shops these days. I can recall the years when Roscoe had only Dettes and The Little Store---that was it. And Harry's up the road---

MV
by mikevalla
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Dave Brandt
Replies: 11
Views: 2691

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