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by troutfisher
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: 2018 Somerset Fly Fishing Show?
Replies: 13
Views: 1653

Re: 2018 Somerset Fly Fishing Show?

Thanks for all the feedback. I kind of expected the Edison location since geographically it the closest similar venue I knew of. However, I wasn't ruling out the possibility of them taking over some mega hotel in the region. I used to work a booth at the Edison show but haven't done so for many year...
by troutfisher
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: 2018 Somerset Fly Fishing Show?
Replies: 13
Views: 1653

2018 Somerset Fly Fishing Show?

A friend recently told me he heard that the building where the Somerset Fly Fishing Show has been held was sold and will be converted into a factory. He heard beginning with the 2018 show, the location for the show will be changed. Anyone know if this is true, and if so, what the new location will b...
by troutfisher
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Catskill Journals?
Replies: 20
Views: 1829

Re: Catskill Journals?

I started fishing the Catskills in 1969. Back then we didn't have the communications network we have today and knowledge had to be obtained by exploring on your own and talking with other anglers. The maps, books, CDs and Internet we now have makes it possible for newbies to learn immediately what i...
by troutfisher
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Where do you get you're Hackle
Replies: 17
Views: 3483

Re: Where do you get you're Hackle

Permit me to add my 2-cents. It is to your advantage to ALWAYS purchase feathers and hair that you can personally examine at a brick-and-mortar retailer. Unlike synthetics which have little variation in color and texture, there can be a great variation in materials that come from living birds and an...
by troutfisher
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: How small ...
Replies: 37
Views: 4523

Re: How small ...

Years back I tied and used flies down to #28. In fact, I still have almost an entire 100 count box of Mustads left which I'll never use again. These days I only tie down to size #20 and am satisfied with the number of fish I catch. IMHO, I think presentation is far more important than hook size. :D
by troutfisher
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: How to Resurect knotted-up dubbing?
Replies: 1
Views: 325

How to Resurect knotted-up dubbing?

Some of my favorite synthetic dubbing blends are knotted-up and very difficult to use. I've been trying to restore them by combing-out the knots with my small hair underfur comb which is hard, time consuming, and doesn't work that well. Anyone know an easy way to get rid of these damned knots?
by troutfisher
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: FLY Agra floatant observation.
Replies: 10
Views: 2114

FLY Agra floatant observation.

A couple of years back I heard about Fly Agra dry fly dressing which was touted as being very good. The name itself invoked curiousity! It seems to be a product that is only available out west as I couldn't find anyone carrying it in the East. Since I hate using paste-type dressings I tracked it dow...
by troutfisher
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Pharmacist Formula head cement?
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Pharmacist Formula head cement?

My bottle of Pharmacist Formula head cement has become funny-looking. Although it is labeled as being a no-thinner formula, I suspect adding some thinner would help since the cement has also become rather thick. Anyone know what would be the right thinner to use on this particular product?