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by St.Froid
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Sulfur --- stating my case
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Sulfur --- stating my case

I like "sulphur" because I like the way "ph" looks. 'Filosophy' may be a good transcription from the Greek, but it hurts my eyes. Talking about eyes, could you share a photo of your sulphur dun, Ed? Alex When I say stuff to myself it's always spelled with the 'PH'. When I say the same stuff out lou...
by St.Froid
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Trico's
Replies: 40
Views: 4093

Re: Trico's

The fact that you had the presence of mind to save flies given to you by the gods says something; piscatorial tone deafness would have had me tying them on and loosing them as if they were just another hardware store fly. Well done, Sir.

...Condor quill. Amazing.
by St.Froid
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Trico's
Replies: 40
Views: 4093

Re: Trico's

Not being a dry fly man I am always amazed at the skill it must take to tie such small offerings, let alone fish them. I was floating around the edge of the lake in my kayak yesterday and found myself surrounded by several of the smallest Mayflies I've ever seen. I have no idea what variety they mig...
by St.Froid
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Catskill summer rain
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Catskill summer rain

I wish we'd get a little of that. Water levels up here are the lowest I can remember for this point in the season. Hay yields are half of what they should be and water temps are way up.
by St.Froid
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Wading staff
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Wading staff

I started using a wading staff after having spinal fusion surgery 6 years ago. I'd always been a fearless wader and I remember being so surprised by my loss of confidence after recovering; I won't walk through a puddle in my yard without one any more. I've made a bunch of them from small saplings he...
by St.Froid
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Tying a better...
Replies: 15
Views: 1180

Re: Tying a better...

Great thread, great suggestions. I had the same problem Ed did tonight, with the same same pattern. I was fishing a P&O on the Fish River and my very first fish shredded the fly. Ed must tie tougher flies than I do, I could only get about 4 fish before the fly was totally trashed.
by St.Froid
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: a happy accident: a good wet when green drakes are about
Replies: 1
Views: 956

Re: a happy accident: a good wet when green drakes are about

so, was fishing northcountry streams in early-June, and was tying up some wet flies to take on the trip. Looking at what I had in my box, I decided that I was lacking "yellow flies". Sometimes, the brown trout, especially, seem to prefer yellow, I've found. I often sit at the vice, and tie whatever...
by St.Froid
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: What’s up with the Esopus?
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: What’s up with the Esopus?

St Froid, Because I live in the Catskills with limited time and resources for travel, heritage water is pretty much all I know. I don't know the Salmon River, but it's certainly on my bucket list. I get the impression that for the most part, it's a fall and winter proposition ? Anything happening t...
by St.Froid
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: What’s up with the Esopus?
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: What’s up with the Esopus?

That's beautiful looking water. I need to quit going to Pulaski and see more heritage waters.
by St.Froid
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Connecticut River
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Connecticut River

Nice photos, Ed. I've fished Pittsburg my entire life, my NH grandparents having a camp there since the end of WWII. I just recently sold my own camp up on Indian Stream, the drive from northern Maine just gets longer and longer every year. There's a lot of nice uncrowded water if a person is willin...