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- Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:49 pm
- Forum: The Bar Stool
- Topic: Crampons... for wading...
- Replies: 12
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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...
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...
- Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:38 pm
- Forum: The Bar Stool
- Topic: 2017 NYS Trout Season: flies that produced
- Replies: 18
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Ditto. My number one fly on the Henry's ork for the past 4-5 years. I estimate it has accounted for around 65% of the fish I've caught. I tie a half dozen about every other morning I fish.
I don't think it's any more heretical than my approach. When people ask me what patterns I tie, I say, "I don't tie any 'patterns' as such,. I tie trout food." All this means is I tie representations of what I see on or in the water -- what that stuff looks like to me. Often this involves not only v...
Not that we have a really oppressive (compared to the Northeast and Midwest) bug problem in the northern Rockies, but I've adopted Permthrin as my favorite. I spray shirts and pants with the stuff every other year and rarely have a troublesome "swatting" day. The stuff withstands several washings be...
- Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:15 pm
- Forum: Site Updates & Suggestions
- Topic: Where is everybody ???
- Replies: 2
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Yup. It's been kinda disappointing, especially with other sites becoming either contentious or redundant, I'd been relying on this one for my daily dose of common sense.
I cannot remember the last time I fished a barbed hook. The two brands I use most often are Tiemco and Dohiku -- the latter being my favorite. If I cannot find a barbless model in the shape or size I'm seeking, I will mash the barb using the jaws on my Regal or needlenose pliers. I had to go to an M...