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by St.Froid
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Pheasant Tail & Plover
Replies: 4
Views: 502

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: 578

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: 1724

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: 1724

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....
by St.Froid
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Sulfur --- stating my case
Replies: 9
Views: 445

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: 4434

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: 4434

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: 378

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: 819

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: 1297

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.