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by troutfisher
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Synthetic parachute wing material?
Replies: 20
Views: 3473

Synthetic parachute wing material?

I've had bad luck with synthetic parachute post (wing) material like Para Post and similar. The stuff frizzles and doesn't stay in the configuration of a nice neat upright may fly wing cluster. I imagine that condition is the result of summertime heat, and the flies bouncing around in compartment dr...
by troutfisher
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Intex Excursion 2 boat price????
Replies: 0
Views: 863

Intex Excursion 2 boat price????

I have a Intex Excursion 2 inflatable boat. I purchased it several years back to float and fish but am very apprehensive because of my age and never used it. It is brand new with collapsible oars, air pump, carrying bag, inflatable seat and backrest, instructions, accessory bag, etc. It is made very...
by troutfisher
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: hooked fish
Replies: 8
Views: 850

Re: hooked fish

There's a good chance that weighted nymphs and underwater flies tied on heavier DTE hooks will be drifting through the water upside-down. Especially those fished on lighter leaders. I suspect that the angle the fish takes the fly from, and the force, can also have a lot to do as to where the hook po...
by troutfisher
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Comparahatch contents question?
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: Comparahatch contents question?

My thanks for the info guys. I sold my Comparahatch to a collector two years ago and no longer had it handy for reference. I didn't remember it containing the Trico but thought it must have since they covered it in such detail and stressed its importance in their later publications. At this point, I...
by troutfisher
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Comparahatch contents question?
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Comparahatch contents question?

The celebrated Caucci & Nastasi's Hatches first published in 1975 was preceded by their Comparahatch which was a spiral-bound little booklet published in 1973 by the Cortland Line co. I'd appreciate it if any forum member having this publication would check it to see if the Trico is among the insect...
by troutfisher
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: John Betts
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: John Betts

I was sorry to learn of John's passing. When I worked for the fishing tackle division of Shimano, John came to us with the idea of making a fly tying machine. Unfortunately, his idea never went anywhere with our company, or anyone else I guess. Years back, I watched in awe as he tied his unusual fli...
by troutfisher
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Iso olive-bodied emerger???
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Iso olive-bodied emerger???

Hi Ted, You're right. I think the word emerger might have evolved from Swisher and Richards classic Selective Trout which was first published in 1971. Off the top of my head, it's the earliest book of its type I can think of, but I could be wrong. My memory ain't that great and that's exactly why I ...
by troutfisher
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Iso olive-bodied emerger???
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Iso olive-bodied emerger???

There's no emerger category in this forum so I am posting this question here in hopes it gets a helpful response. An emerger is fished in the surface film so I figure I haven't committed too big a sin if I'm wrong! Anyhow, I've been unsuccessfully searching for an Iso emerger pattern with an olive b...
by troutfisher
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Saxton Falls photo
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Saxton Falls photo

I just read your post and imagine this is too late to be of help. Anyhow, I think the picture you are referring to is mine, and it illustrated a story I did for Trout magazine many years ago at the request of then-editor Tom Pero on the urban side of trout fishing. It's a 35mm slide and is buried so...
by troutfisher
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: The Unnaturals
Topic: J K Fisher rods
Replies: 11
Views: 6629

Re: J K Fisher rods

Fisher made nice blanks and they were used by Wisconsin maker Jon Apple to build his custom fly rods. His rods were light as a feather and to me the actions resembled those of bamboo rods. I have two Apple rods and one I built from a Fisher blank myself. It is a 9' 5-weight. It has a pleasant-feelin...