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by tailwater
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hackle Porn - Darbee
Replies: 18
Views: 619

Re: Hackle Porn - Darbee

Many years ago I bought from Dennis Black what he called super grade grizzlies. This was long before he owned Umpqua. These were banty size capes and I would be embarrassed to say what I paid for them. I photo dyed a few and still use them today. Size 28 is no problem. I do not own a camera so canno...
by tailwater
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nail knot or...
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Nail knot or...

If you cut the fly line on a angle with a nail clipper and then smooth it out with a little varnish it goes thru the guides with no trouble. Some older cane rods have small guides so that can be a problem. As far as long leaders I doubt I use anything less than 14' and no problem there.
by tailwater
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Nail knot or...
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Nail knot or...

Butt of leader to fly line with nail knot. It lasts for years .
by tailwater
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...

Maybe the word tanked was the wrong choice. A very nice Orvis 7 1/2' deluxe was just offered on that site for way less than it it would have been asked for a few years ago. Many Leonard rods are way down and yes Orvis rods are always a good value. I do not buy rods so it does not matter to me. The b...
by tailwater
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...

The price of almost all bamboo rods has tanked and that would include the Orvis rods mentioned. Just go to the Classic Fly Rod Forum where there are many pages talking about this very topic. Those Orvis rods mentioned are still nice to have.
by tailwater
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: 2wt 6ft
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: 2wt 6ft

Not NYS brookie record , but if you want some very nice brookie's try the Adirondacks Jessup river maybe 4/5 miles upstream of Perkins clearing.
by tailwater
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Saturday opener
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Re: Saturday opener

I also do not have a camera or a net. The little PT's are a little easier to tie on a special 3x long hook.
by tailwater
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Saturday opener
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Re: Saturday opener

So nice to read a report without having to see the fish to prove you caught them. There is just something about pheasant tail flies. I have even started tying them into the 20's.
by tailwater
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: March 1st bows
Replies: 20
Views: 870

Re: March 1st bows

Just me but I hate to see any fish removed from the water just for a photo.
by tailwater
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Korkers
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Korkers

They can be found on e bay in almost any size and many in excellent shape. The other plus is the used real woven felt not the synthetic stuff many use today.