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by troutfisher
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Possible to restore reel finish??
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Possible to restore reel finish??

It is a Hardy Featherweight.
by troutfisher
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Possible to restore reel finish??
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Possible to restore reel finish??

I carry two reels astream and stored my Hardy Featherweight in the back pouch of my fishing vest encased in its protective sheepskin pouch. I always leave the pouch zipper unzipped an inch or two to allow air circulation inside. However, in spite of this, moisture has literally destroyed the finish ...
by troutfisher
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fly shows
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Fly shows

It depends on the health situation at the time the show appears next January and if they even have one. I'd probably go for one day.
by troutfisher
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Leader breakage next to knot??
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Re: Leader breakage next to knot??

Thanks guys; I appreciate the input and ideas. I'm still looking for the possible answer and welcome anyone else who has some thoughts or knowledge on the subject. Maybe i should contact the leader manufacturer for their thoughts? Incidentally, I forgot to mention I'm using 5X and 6X tippet material.
by troutfisher
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Leader breakage next to knot??
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Leader breakage next to knot??

I don't usually break-off fish so when I break-off four big ones--two exceptional browns last year and two huge rainbows this year--I'm a bit concerned. After all, I don't hook that many big ones and every one counts. The curious thing is that all four times the leader broke right next to the knot (...
by troutfisher
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Twin Island Campsite?
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Twin Island Campsite?

I recently learned that Twin Island Campsite has been sold from a post on another website. When I questioned if anyone knew who purchased it and what they intended to do with the property, the thread was taken over by the site jokesters and I was unable to find out anything. I know that it was looke...
by troutfisher
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Synthetic parachute wing material?
Replies: 20
Views: 3473

Re: Synthetic parachute wing material?

I've also curious about Fish Skull Faux Bucktail but haven't seen any in person. It looks to me like it would make a good parachute clump wing among other things, and it comes in all the right colors. Anyone have any experience with this stuff, and how does it compare to regular bucktail which I hav...
by troutfisher
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Synthetic parachute wing material?
Replies: 20
Views: 3473

Re: Synthetic parachute wing material?

I have no problem replacing a fly after it has taken a fish or two. My peeve is having to replace flies that never left the fly box compartments. I've gotten into hatch situations where I opened my fly boxes and couldn't find a decent-looking imitation to tie on. All that tying time and materials fo...
by troutfisher
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Synthetic parachute wing material?
Replies: 20
Views: 3473

Re: Synthetic parachute wing material?

Bud: I suspect you are using something other than Para Post or the other coarse synthetic post/wing material I was using. Once that stuff starts frizzling it looks like a ball of monofilament and nothing I've tried can bring it back to the original shape. Applying heat actually melted the fibers! I ...
by troutfisher
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Synthetic parachute wing material?
Replies: 20
Views: 3473

Re: Synthetic parachute wing material?

Thanks for the input guys, and your sample flies all look great! I have poly yarn and will try that until I can get to the store and buy some EP fibers which I'll also try. The stuff that's made specifically for parachutes looks great in the vise but eventually balloons out all over the place as you...