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by Vance
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: What’s so nice about barred ginger hackle?
Replies: 13
Views: 1885

Re: What’s so nice about barred ginger hackle?

Hello, Tying Catskill type flies I always make the wings longer then normal. My theory being that a trout will see the wing of a fly before it sees the body of the natural fly. Hey, this is my two cents worth. Do other fly tires have the same feeling as I do? Wing longer then normal., Bill the mailman
by Vance
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Sizes
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Sizes

Hello everyone, Just sitting here and thinking about fishing. Here is my question. Do you think the flies have gotten smaller then back before they sprayed DDT? They always said in the old books that the Hendrickson’s were a size 10 or 12. Same with the Lt.Cahill, etc. I have caught most of my trout...
by Vance
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Califon NJ Sparse Grey Matter event
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Califon NJ Sparse Grey Matter event

Hello everyone, I was thinking about going to the Fly Fest in Califon. Shannon’s is about one and a half hours away from where I live. Nobody will know me and I will not know anyone there. So we should all put name tags on our shirts. I go by Bill the mailman actual name is William Vance. My name ta...
by Vance
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: The Warm Water Fishes
Topic: Carp = the other Salmon
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Re: Carp = the other Salmon

Hi, I for got. After you cross the D. take right onto Rte.209 towards Milford then take your first right off of Rte.209 to get to the beach. If you go across the Sawkill bridge you went to far turn around and try again. Back in the late 70’s or early 80’s Pa. and NY stocked the big D. From Port Jers...
by Vance
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: The Warm Water Fishes
Topic: Carp = the other Salmon
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Re: Carp = the other Salmon

Hi, From above Milford down to the gap is owned by the NPS(national park service). You can put in by the Milford beach just above the Milford bridge( it was called Bob’s beach at one time) To get there if in Jersey go across bridge going toward Milford take your first right you are now on Rte.209 an...
by Vance
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: The Warm Water Fishes
Topic: Carp = the other Salmon
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Re: Carp = the other Salmon

Hi, I would use a motor oil colored plastic worm about 6inches long. I would cast it up stream and let it drift down to the boat. Where the Sawkill comes into the D. up stream there was a tree laying in the water and the walleyes would lay along the tree in about 3 to5feet of water. Oh, I would put ...
by Vance
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: The Warm Water Fishes
Topic: Carp = the other Salmon
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Re: Carp = the other Salmon

Hi, Some of the best places to catch carp is the Delaware River from the bridge at Milford,Pa. upstream above the first rapids. You will need a 10 horse motor to get above the rapids. To get through the rapids start on the left side and mostly work across the current towards the Jersey side...The wa...
by Vance
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: March Brown
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: March Brown

Hi, Nice tie on the Marchbrown. I tie about the same way with a few changes. I still have some hooks from Herters that I use for my Marchbrown. I use either a 10 or a size 12 which are 1x long. Try using some deer hair from the cheek of a white tailed buck for the wing. In fast water I use the cheek...
by Vance
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Tippet Rings
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: Tippet Rings

Hello and Happy New Year, I’m like Ed and tie loop to loop. Put a loop at the end of my leader and put a loop on my tippet. So easy to change your tippets. I have about 4 spools of tippet in a holder with loops on all of the tippets.. So after changing your flies a half dozen times just put on anoth...
by Vance
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Flyfest 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Flyfest 2020

Ed, The Edison Show is Jan. 24,25,and 26. That’s in Edison,NJ. That is all the info I have now. Bill Vance