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by Bud
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Synthetic parachute wing material?
Replies: 20
Views: 2952

Re: Synthetic parachute wing material?

In my experience, just casting a fly with a smushed synthetic parachute post straightens the thing right out. Just sayin'. . . .

--Bud
by Bud
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Tippet Rings
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Re: Tippet Rings

I've been using tippet rings for the past two years, and I fish dries and emergers almost exclusively. As Tom said, no problems and no need to change leaders. I wouldn't go back.

--Bud
by Bud
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Annual Holiday book giveaway---trivia contest
Replies: 35
Views: 3788

Re: Annual Holiday book giveaway---trivia contest

Mike--

Consider yourself fortunate. When A Week on the Concord and Merrimack failed to sell, Thoreau ended up with the unsold copies, He wrote in a journal entry, "I have now a library of nearly 900 volumes over 700 of which I wrote myself."

His next book was Walden.

--Bud
by Bud
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: New regulations in region 3
Replies: 28
Views: 4114

Re: New regulations in region 3

TGF is putting in its two cents on this, and the NRDC is getting involved. They don't usually deal with issues this local, but NRDC founder John Adams lives in the Catskills, and his son founded Catskill Mountainkeeper, so we've got a lot of dogs in this fight.

--Bud
by Bud
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Darwin Atkin
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Darwin Atkin

Darwin Atkin also developed the Waste-Trol waste catcher and the vise extension that is still sold by Dyna-King. With it, he and many West Coast tyers after him would reverse the extension, drop the vise below the table top, and tie in their laps--a much more natural position. That's what I do. Some...
by Bud
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Patterns by John Atherton
Replies: 21
Views: 10623

Re: Patterns by John Atherton

>>The publisher was recently made aware of this problem and to the delight of those of us involved with that title corrections are being made. They will be reflected in a subsequent second printing.<< Mike-- That's good news. I'm the world's worst proofreader, and people who live in glass houses sho...
by Bud
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fly Tying Symposium, November 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: Fly Tying Symposium, November 2017

It's also a three-hour drive from Baja Westchester--no longer a day trip. Bummer. :(

--Bud
by Bud
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Materials Charts
Replies: 30
Views: 3062

Re: Materials Charts

My main question / concern would be on the best way to attach the materials to the pages. Old privately made versions are often just high acid paper with scotch tape which over time breaks down and fails to last more than a few decades. What can be done to assure lasting quality? In the January Gaz...
by Bud
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Materials Charts
Replies: 30
Views: 3062

Re: Materials Charts

Several years ago (1975). the late Dick Salmon, a member of Debruce, undertook the task of assembling several handmade books of popular fly patterns and their materials. He personally assembled each book using his own calligraphy and gluing each piece of material to the pages. The remaining books w...
by Bud
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: The Legend of Dan Cahill
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Re: The Legend of Dan Cahill

Folks--

I had an exchange with Ed Van Put yesterday, and the article as he wrote it will appear in the March Catskill Fly Tyers Guild Gazette.

Many thanks to Ed and to those who suggested that he get the original article out via the Gazette.

--Bud