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by quashnet
Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Is it possible to tie flies as suggested by Cross?
Replies: 15
Views: 3511

Re: Is it possible to tie flies as suggested by Cross?

The late Al Brewster knew Rube Cross, and participated in some fly tying sessions while Cross was present, after Cross moved to Rhode Island. Al told me that Cross would not willingly share information about tying techniques. In order to learn Cross's methods, Al's strategy was to sit at the tying v...
by quashnet
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 13
Views: 1537

Re: Climate change

Ah, the courage that comes with dissociative anonymity.

Notice that the troll message and the WSJ article are not very different in their intent. Both are meant to discourage you from investing time in seeking the facts and making an informed assessment.
by quashnet
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 13
Views: 1537

Re: Climate change

The WSJ piece was written by Patrick Michaels, who is employed by the Cato Institute. The Cato Institute was founded and initially funded by Charles G. Koch who, with his brother David, spends heavily to stir up doubt about climate change, using the Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, and...
by quashnet
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Chauncy Lively vise?
Replies: 8
Views: 2049

Re: Chauncy Lively vise?

The Chauncy Lively vise in the photo is in the Lovells Museum of Trout Fishing History in Grayling (Lovells Township), Michigan, near the North Branch of the Au Sable River.
by quashnet
Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: Dressed or Undressed based on the rise ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3910

Re: Dressed or Undressed based on the rise ?

Perhaps he was exaggerating for effect, but Stewart wrote: "We believe we are not above the mark in stating that ninety-nine anglers out of a hundred fish down with the artificial fly; they never think of fishing in any other way, and never dream of attributing their want of success to it." Stewart ...
by quashnet
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Gray Ghost
Replies: 12
Views: 2400

Re: Gray Ghost

For what it's worth, in Streamers and Bucktails: The Big Fish Flies (1979), Joseph D. Bates Jr. quotes from a letter Carrie Stevens sent him about the origin of the Gray Ghost; she described the fly as having "an underbody of white bucktail."
by quashnet
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Dressed or Undressed based on the rise ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3910

Re: Dressed or Undressed based on the rise ?

I think it is important to understand the context by quoting the author's previous paragraph, in which he explains that he is casting upstream and letting the fly dead-drift drift back to him , not casting across or quartering down, or letting the fly actively swing across the current (as Bob says: ...
by quashnet
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: I may have found a Treasure
Replies: 15
Views: 4828

Re: I may have found a Treasure

Here are some examples of the Lee Wulff "Surface Stonefly," with molded bodies and parachute hackles.

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by quashnet
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: january trout
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: january trout

The wind is backing northeast off the ocean, and I doubt there will be any fishing this weekend. So today I put in the time and caught my first trout of 2016.

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by quashnet
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Paul H. Young Database: One Thousand Rods Listed!
Replies: 6
Views: 4634

Re: Paul H. Young Database: One Thousand Rods Listed!

With a new year comes a new banner photo for the Paul H. Young Rod Database . The pictured rod is the one seen above, being cast by Fred Kretchman at the Catskill Rod Gathering. It is a Para 15 "Keller Deluxe" built with three tips (two parabolic tips and one dry fly tip) in October 1954 for Robert ...