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by redietz
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: dry fly wings
Replies: 29
Views: 3700

Re: dry fly wings

RE: Motion... I meant to mention/include the late Len Wright's 1972 book, Fishing the Dry Fly as a Living Insect ... I know twitching a dry fly, instilling a tiny bit of motion, has often worked miracles for me at times... I was about to write almost those exact words. Nice tiger trout. I have two ...
by redietz
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: dry fly wings
Replies: 29
Views: 3700

Re: dry fly wings

Barleywine wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:18 pm

Agreed. And to take it one logical step further, all adult flies have wings, but none of them (real flies) actually have hackle.
So what else anatomically could the hackle be taken for if not wings?
I think many people assume it's legs.
by redietz
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Fishing

Until TU hammered out an agreement for a minimum flow back in the early 80's, the Baltimore City water supply company would completely shut off the flow in the summer (0 cfs). It now never much below 30, and there are plenty of fish in at that flow. They may be little, but they're all wild, and abou...
by redietz
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Fishing

Actually, I've been doing a lot of fishing. I've hit my local tail water (Gunpowder Falls) at least twice a week all summer, but I don't carry a camera, so it seems pointless to post. Water temps have been in the mid-50's to about 60, so no problems there. Even on my worst day of the summer, I still...
by redietz
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: F.E.Thomas.SPECIAL
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: F.E.Thomas.SPECIAL

Nice! I'm surprised that it's 4 weight.
by redietz
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Angry Beavers on the Esopus
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Angry Beavers on the Esopus

I've found that if see the beavers first, just talking to them in a non-threatening voice will prevent tail slaps. It lets them know that you're aware of their presence and that they don't need to announce themselves.
by redietz
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hi-Viz winging material availability?
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Hi-Viz winging material availability?

troutfisher wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Looked into Frosty Fish Fiber. Nothing to indicate the white is fluorescent.
I personally find it easy to see under the circumstances you're describing (foam lines.)
by redietz
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hi-Viz winging material availability?
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Hi-Viz winging material availability?

Look into DNA Frosty Fish Fiber.
by redietz
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: orignal bergman wets
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: orignal bergman wets

Love to see them. Bergman has been a hero of mine ever since I was a kid.
by redietz
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Brook Trout and the Black Gnat
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Brook Trout and the Black Gnat

You might be right about the ant. This time of year I do best fishing my "basic black" team of a wet ant on top dropper and a Stewart's black spider on point. To change things up, I'll fish a dry ant. Trout really like ants.