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by ewpeper
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: An opening day story...
Replies: 10
Views: 846

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: 1433

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: 731

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: 532

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...
by ewpeper
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: 2017 NYS Trout Season: flies that produced
Replies: 18
Views: 1465

Re: 2017 NYS Trout Season: flies that produced

tie2fish wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:29 am
The only thing that produced for me on the Willow this year ...

CDC&Elk #16 Brown and Tan.jpg
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.

by ewpeper
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Heresy Maybe?
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Heresy Maybe?

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...
by ewpeper
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Mike Valla's 1994 article on Winnie
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Mike Valla's 1994 article on Winnie

A real gem. Very glad to have this in my file.

by ewpeper
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Equipment Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 1741

Re: Equipment Failure

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...
by ewpeper
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Site Updates & Suggestions
Topic: Where is everybody ???
Replies: 2
Views: 2068

Re: Where is everybody ???

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. :lol:

by ewpeper
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Going barbless?
Replies: 15
Views: 1164

Re: Going barbless?

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...