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by tailwater
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: To all fly fishermen
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: To all fly fishermen

Sounds like something from Lord of the Rings.
by tailwater
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: New regulations in region 3
Replies: 28
Views: 1560

Re: New regulations in region 3

I see the main problem to any regulation new or old is the enforcement. I read how understaffed law enforcement is already. If the idea "reaches" to regulate a stream is even considered think of how that could be enforced. Some guy is supposed to watch a portion of a stream and not another part of it?
by tailwater
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: New regulations in region 3
Replies: 28
Views: 1560

Re: New regulations in region 3

As noted it all comes from above. Many years ago the senior biologist for region 5 was a friend. When I talked to him about policy he said it came from above.The moment he had the minimum for retirement he quit and ran a charter boat on Lake Ontario. I see the the fish shots also here.
by tailwater
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hackle Porn - Darbee
Replies: 18
Views: 884

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: 978

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: 978

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: 723

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: 723

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: 665

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: 932

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.