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by St.Froid
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Humpy
Replies: 40
Views: 2948

Re: Humpy

You now, I've been throwing Humpy's almost from the beginning and I've yet to catch a trout on one. ... Confidence ... Ibookje, great ties, super looking dry flies! :D St.Froid, Confidence --- it means everything in all we do... personally, I love a #14 Red Humpy in late August and through Septembe...
by St.Froid
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Humpy
Replies: 40
Views: 2948

Re: Humpy

You now, I've been throwing Humpy's almost from the beginning and I've yet to catch a trout on one. I keep looking at them and seeing the possibilities, and then I cast my proverbial bread upon the waters and... zip, nada, ziltch. This is one of those patterns that, to me, has 'potential' written a...
by St.Froid
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Humpy
Replies: 40
Views: 2948

Re: Humpy

You now, I've been throwing Humpy's almost from the beginning and I've yet to catch a trout on one. I keep looking at them and seeing the possibilities, and then I cast my proverbial bread upon the waters and... zip, nada, ziltch. This is one of those patterns that, to me, has 'potential' written al...
by St.Froid
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: What kind of vise is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: What kind of vise is this?

I'm pretty sure it's made by Peak. It's certainly interesting looking, I'm surprised we haven't heard a lot about it.
by St.Froid
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Scout Trout
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Re: Scout Trout

I've seen Sturgeon jump in the Androscoggin River in Portland. Fish of 4-5 feet long just going air born; the only words I could use to describe their efforts would be 'tumultuous abandon'. We were sitting on the deck at the SeaDog Brewery enjoying a cold beer and the piscatorial acrobatics; an amaz...
by St.Froid
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Scout Trout
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Re: Scout Trout

I'm sorry to hear about your mother. My grandmother played that role in my life and the memories of fishing with her are priceless to me. As for the salmon up here, I have no answers for you. I think of them as Orcas; big, beautiful, enigmatic fish that do things beyond my meager understanding. I li...
by St.Froid
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Pheasant Tail & Plover
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Pheasant Tail & Plover

Those flies are beautiful. I think I'm going to try my hand at dyeing and see if I can take some of these Grouse I've got stockpiled and come up with a poor man's Golden Plover.
by St.Froid
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: wet season flies...
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: wet season flies...

I wish we had your water issues up here this fall; these are the lowest water conditions I can remember. Sunday was the last day of our season and I spent Sunday evening actually wading all the way across the now less than mighty Aroostook River. A feat that in previous seasons was unthinkable. I pr...
by St.Froid
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Skues' Orange Quill
Replies: 23
Views: 1466

Re: Skues' Orange Quill

I really enjoyed Alistair's description of the flies on his home stream, especially the mention of cree hackle. Cree hackle is to my fly tying what bacon is to the sustenance of my soul. I love them both and to hell with moderation.... Mike - Being since you farm, do raise your own hogs, and have a...
by St.Froid
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Skues' Orange Quill
Replies: 23
Views: 1466

Re: Skues' Orange Quill

I really enjoyed Alistair's description of the flies on his home stream, especially the mention of cree hackle. Cree hackle is to my fly tying what bacon is to the sustenance of my soul. I love them both and to hell with moderation....