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by quashnet
Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Old Swedish wet fly
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Re: Old Swedish wet fly

American Jays are federally protected (as are all songbirds) under the Migratory Bird Act. Can't say what regs may exist for European Jays, which is the source of the feather. A little-known dry fly pattern of the 1930s is the Blue Jay , described by Paul H. Young in Making and Using the Dry Fly . T...
by quashnet
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Paul H. Young cork grips with thumb indentations
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Paul H. Young cork grips with thumb indentations

Paul H. Young sometimes added one, two, or even three thumb indentations to the cork grips he made for his fly rods. Here are some examples. Top to bottom, they are: PHY 9'0" Nymph Rod, built June 1949 for PHY's best friend, Paul Cardell. Three thumb indentations. PHY 9'0" "Bob Doerr" salmon rod, bu...
by quashnet
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: looking for info about some patterns
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: looking for info about some patterns

Assuming you mean me, and assuming you mean Cape Cod TU… while it's not impossible that I could get there, it's unlikely. I haven't been in Liberty Hall in years. Been intending to return at some point, though. I can post the photos of the fly patterns from Williams, if that helps. They're shown as ...
by quashnet
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: why doesn't this fly work for me?
Replies: 20
Views: 2180

Re: why doesn't this fly work for me?

Early success with a fly, or a memorable fish caught, or a fond memory of the friend who first shared the pattern with me on the river or showed me how to tie it, means that I am more likely to fish that fly again. Failure to catch a fish on the first or second try means that the fly pattern is more...
by quashnet
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: looking for info about some patterns
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: looking for info about some patterns

The Francis , a wet fly originated about 1858 by Francis Francis and first used on Welsh rivers, is shown in A. Courtney Williams's Trout Flies: A Discussion and a Dictionary (1932) as a much different pattern: blue wing and hackle, with orange floss body ribbed with herl. The Bloody Mary is also sh...
by quashnet
Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Betsy Sreamer
Replies: 7
Views: 2691

Re: Betsy Sreamer

I know this is very old news, but I was just looking for something else in a circa 1958 Paul H. Young catalog (from whom Arnold Gingrich got his Midge rods), and found the following on the page listing Young's streamer and bucktail patterns: BETSY STREAMERS (Can be fished wet or dry) Peacock body an...
by quashnet
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Paul H. Young Database: One Thousand Rods Listed!
Replies: 6
Views: 4638

Paul H. Young Database: One Thousand Rods Listed!

Over one thousand rods are now listed in the Paul H. Young Database , about eight years after I began the database with a group of eighty rods, listed based on descriptions from old Martin Keane catalogs plus the rods I owned. Many of the listings since then have come thanks to many anglers, and fri...
by quashnet
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Louis Rhead
Replies: 22
Views: 6286

Re: Louis Rhead

Louis Rhead's book Fisherman's Lures and Game Fish Food (1920) is the publication in which he gives some hints concerning construction of his Nature Lures. The book is freely available online at: https://archive.org/details/fishermansluresg00rhearich The relevant chapter is titled "Advice to Anglers...
by quashnet
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Louis Rhead
Replies: 22
Views: 6286

Re: Louis Rhead

In Currents and Eddies (1944), William Schaldach wrote about his recollections of Louis Rhead, the originator of "Nature Flies," whom Schaldach knew in the 1920s. Schaldach recounted how one critic described Rhead's Nature Flies as looking like "a string of tarantulas afflicted with the jim-jams." R...
by quashnet
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: 1st Wild Tiger Trout
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: 1st Wild Tiger Trout

In the 1980s, when Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife was stocking brown trout on top of native sea-run brook trout populations in the coastal streams of Cape Cod, we always found one or two little, wild tiger trout in annual electrofishing surveys, as confirmed by both state and independent fisheries bi...