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by redietz
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: The International Fly Tying Symposium
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: The International Fly Tying Symposium

Yes, there are tying vendors.

At the moment, I'm planning on going.
by redietz
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Joe's smelt
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Joe's smelt

FWIW, I've never been able to catch anything on a Joe's Smelt, but have been quite successful with the related Wood Special. (Both were invented by Joe Sterling.)

I've tied and fished quite a few of them. Maybe they only work in Maine.

I may have some pintail; I'll have to look.
by redietz
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: To be or not to be
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: To be or not to be

I tied some McGintys for a swap about five years back, meaning to fish the extras, but kept forgetting to put them in my vest. Now I fear I've lost them. I've certainly caught trout on them in the past.
by redietz
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Hudson River brook trout
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Hudson River brook trout

I didn't know National Lead owned iron works.
by redietz
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Rules
Replies: 18
Views: 842

Re: Rules

It's escaped the Rules section. This is getting ridiculous.
by redietz
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Rules
Replies: 18
Views: 842

Re: Rules

I hope you can read Chinese.
by redietz
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: July 27th report
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: July 27th report

Nice looking fish. A Goldilocks fish -- slender, but without the big head that would indicate it was starving in a small stream. Just right.
by redietz
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Hudson River brook trout
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Hudson River brook trout

Who'd have thunk it?
by redietz
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: The elusive 20
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: The elusive 20

sort of amazing that the hook straightened before the tippet broke. Seems like if just straight pulling-force that tippet is giving out first, every time. It doesn't, though. I've probably straightened more hooks than I've busted tippet (on fish at least). It's especially common on small, light wir...
by redietz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: The elusive 20
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: The elusive 20

Algyros wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:42 pm
A hook straightened by a large fish is a badge of honor.
I agree. More so if it was a large hook.

I also believe some hooks are springy enough that they straighten to let the fish escape and then return to their original form.