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by Matt Grobert
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: How many trout on a single fly ( ? )
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: How many trout on a single fly ( ? )

I have never actually kept track of fish numbers, but I will say this: a well-tied comparadun will take more abuse than any other non-nymph fly pattern that I know of. That's for sure, this one, a sparkle dun which is essentially a comparadun with zelon added to the wing and tail, took a few dozen ...
by Matt Grobert
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: early midge patterns
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

Re: early midge patterns

The Smoke Jumper is a great midge pattern that is easy to tie and works great. Just change the color of your thread to change the body color. Thread, fine gold wire, CDC puff and peacock herl. IMG_2390(Edited).jpg Thanks Matt. the smoke jumper is a good pattern. And yours is a beauty(as always). Do...
by Matt Grobert
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: early midge patterns
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

Re: early midge patterns

The Smoke Jumper is a great midge pattern that is easy to tie and works great. Just change the color of your thread to change the body color.

Thread, fine gold wire, CDC puff and peacock herl.
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by Matt Grobert
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Favorite feathers
Replies: 27
Views: 2025

Re: Favorite feathers

Peacock tail feathers - herl. There's nothing like tying with good peacock herl. :D

Matt
by Matt Grobert
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Merry Christmas from the Catskills
Replies: 16
Views: 946

Re: Merry Christmas from the Catskills

I hope everyone has an enjoyable holiday weekend! We have both kids here with us, and I am really excited about that. Plus I am actually at peace this year, despite the mass of family members from my wife’s side that will likely converge and destroy this house and it’s contents. I guess as I get ol...
by Matt Grobert
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Salt and pepper
Replies: 18
Views: 1658

Re: Salt and pepper

That's it for me, too. When I fish streamers, I fish black buggers 80% of the time, and other than that white. For the white I've switched to John Collins snowflake sculpin - some days it works like candy. The only other streamer I carry is a blue bugger - or as the guys I fish with call it, the blu...
by Matt Grobert
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Super glue
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Super glue

I must be old-fashioned..... :roll: I don't use super glue or head cement* for that matter when tying trout flies.

* I do use head cement to draw out the "red" on my red quill bodies.



Matt
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by Matt Grobert
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: 2017 NYS Trout Season: flies that produced
Replies: 18
Views: 1477

Re: 2017 NYS Trout Season: flies that produced

Drys - Iris caddis, BWO sparkle emerger, caribou caddis and usuals to imitate mayflies.

Wets - Pheasant tail soft hackle, $3 dip, LaFontaine sparkle emerger, Iris caddis, P Tail nymph
by Matt Grobert
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Light Cahill
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: Light Cahill

Bill,

Looks darn good to me, nice tie! As far the hook, I have a bunch of old 94840's that I use just for the traditional Catskill flies.

Matt
by Matt Grobert
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Mayfly question...
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Mayfly question...

Sounds like a Pseudocloeon sp. spinner to me. They are very abundant and often fall when others are hatching, and trout will key in on the spinner over the duns or other larger flies at times. We have been seeing them on the Delaware and its tribs almost every day recently - both duns and spinners. ...