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by ewpeper
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: dry fly wings
Replies: 32
Views: 5685

Re: dry fly wings

For whatever it may be worth . . . in the months before he passed away, Gary Lafontaine and I had many long phone calls; many dealing with topics in his The Dry Fly and many that were extensions of it. He was working on his next project at t he time he died, and that was to be a book dealing with "b...
by ewpeper
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hook Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Hook Sizes

Thanks so much Ted. Seeing them helps a lot. Reading Skues and his interpretation of Halford and Marryatt is a little tough when you don't have either a numerical or visual sense of reference with regard to size. :D

Eric
by ewpeper
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hook Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Hook Sizes

Thanks very much, Bob. Knowing this makes my reading much more interesting. :)

Eric
by ewpeper
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hook Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Hook Sizes

To keep from going stir crazy while "sheltering in place" I have been getting much pleasure from reading GEM Skues Sidelines, Sidelights and Reflections. It was originally published in 1932, but contains a lot of material from the late 19th century and the WWI era, including material from Halford, M...
by ewpeper
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Adams
Replies: 10
Views: 2764

Re: Adams

You're right, Jay. I'd have used teal flank had I had some in the kit.

Eric
by ewpeper
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Synthetic parachute wing material?
Replies: 20
Views: 3877

Re: Synthetic parachute wing material?

OK . . . I'll be a heretic. After experimenting with just about everything mentioned above, I have pretty much settled on foam parachute posts for everything from size 20 on up. Two reasons: 1. they are a piece o'cake to tie with, and 2. they are the most visible of any of the materials. They light ...
by ewpeper
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: An opening day story...
Replies: 10
Views: 1400

Re: An opening day story...

Nicely said, my friend.
by ewpeper
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: A winter topic...
Replies: 22
Views: 2513

Re: A winter topic...

I think fly fishing without tying is an incomprehensible situation
by ewpeper
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Crampons... for wading...
Replies: 12
Views: 1323

Re: Crampons... for wading...

Best wading "assist" I ever used (and still have) were the old Dan Bailey rubber overshoes soled with felt amended by aluminum angle iron chunks in a chevron pattern. The rubber shoes slipped easily over any wading shoe on which I tried them. I have never found a river bottom on which these will not...
by ewpeper
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Getting ready…
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Getting ready…

Nice post, Ed. We have two -- possibly three -- inches of snow in Austin this morning. Bright sunshine, low thirties, and the area looks as if it has been bombed; schools closed, businesses delayed openings. Even Interstate 35, which usually resembles a parking lot at 8:00 was flowing freely. Amazin...