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by redietz
Wed May 06, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Pearsall's Gossamar Silk Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

Re: Pearsall's Gossamar Silk Thread

6a. As many spools as you can lay your hands on.
by redietz
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: What’s so nice about barred ginger hackle?
Replies: 13
Views: 2059

Re: What’s so nice about barred ginger hackle?

Hello, Tying Catskill type flies I always make the wings longer then normal. My theory being that a trout will see the wing of a fly before it sees the body of the natural fly. Hey, this is my two cents worth. Do other fly tires have the same feeling as I do? Wing longer then normal., Bill the mail...
by redietz
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hook Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Hook Sizes

The maddening part, for me, has been a lack of knowledge and information on the old style hook sizes: 0000, 000,000,and so on up through 4. Can someone help with specifics? I think 0000 is the equivalent of an 18, but I am by no means certain. Yes, 0000 was the equivalent of size 18. 1=14, 0=15, 00...
by redietz
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Looking for a bamboo mentor near area code 12912
Replies: 11
Views: 2008

Re: Looking for a bamboo mentor near area code 12912

Good luck. I hope you make some killer rods.
by redietz
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Califon NJ Sparse Grey Matter event
Replies: 9
Views: 1816

Re: Califon NJ Sparse Grey Matter event

Barleywine wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:36 pm
Much less attended than other years, but I still thought that it was an enjoyable event. Almost everyone that was there tyed, and I picked up one new pattern that I'll be trying.
Given the warmer weather we've been having, maybe a lot of people were fishing instead.
by redietz
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Sizes
Replies: 10
Views: 1599

Re: Sizes

Just a thought here with zero evidence to support it: It seems that our early season hatches (e.g. Hendricksons) have been happening on the early side for the last decade or more. Climate change could have a hand in the waters being warmer earlier in the Spring, leading to earlier hatches. If the h...
by redietz
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: March...Brown?
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: March...Brown?

You're sure it wasn't a yellow drake?
by redietz
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: "Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering
Replies: 17
Views: 2545

Re: "Catskill Heritage Fly Tiers" group gathering

... Small cellophane packages of feathers and silk thread from: Reed tackle, E. Hille , and Herters, to name but a few... Those were the days, IMHO, that boys tying trout flies wished to become men... like the Catskill giants that paved our way.... Ed Isn’t that the truth! Funny thing is, here we a...
by redietz
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Quill Adams
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Quill Adams

Theroe wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:08 am
Very nice - i’ve seen that same recipe used as a “mosquito” pattern.
I've done so myself. To me, it's more of a Mosquito variant than an Adams variant.
by redietz
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Firehole Number One
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Firehole Number One

Love the teal wing!