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by quashnet
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: hollow vs solid
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: hollow vs solid

So I'd say it was a pretty fair guess that the more expensive rods outside of all the bells and whistles are pretty much the same as some of the more inexpensive rods? Not often. Typically they are different in ways such that getting the last ten per cent of difference may double the cost. This mat...
by quashnet
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: hollow vs solid
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: hollow vs solid

The pricing of the Bean 100th anniversary rod has everything to do with microeconomics and very little to do with bamboo rod making per se. Steve Campbell of the Thomas Rod Co. built twenty-five 100th anniversary Bean rods. With an artificially limited supply and strong promotion to the rod buying p...
by quashnet
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Green Caddis Pupa & Ed Sens, a forgotten tyer
Replies: 28
Views: 8551

Re: Green Caddis Pupa & Ed Sens, a forgotten tyer

I have had Ray Ovington's How to Take Trout on Wet Flies and Nymphs on the bookshelf for at least three decades, possibly longer. I always enjoy reading it, and I like looking at the photos (black-and-white, not color; modest and unassuming). I love the full-page photo of Sens with a great, broad-br...
by quashnet
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: I've found the Beamoc!
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: I've found the Beamoc!

Freak Fish Foreseen! "At the last meeting of the Madison Avenue Rod, Gun, Bloody Mary, and Labrador Retriever Benevolent Association the following business was transacted... ...Mr. Ralston Martin, chairman of the science committee, reported that the latest hydrogen bomb would wipe out an estimated ...
by quashnet
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Blacknose Dace
Replies: 28
Views: 5602

Re: Blacknose Dace

Although rod makers and fly tiers in the years post-WWII often did have to use what was available, Flick depicted the standard version of the fly in his book as tied on a short-shanked hook. Certainly an author would find and use preferred materials for his book. All examples that I have seen in a m...
by quashnet
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Blacknose Dace
Replies: 28
Views: 5602

Re: Blacknose Dace

If the large head was deliberate (and it is hard to imagine otherwise, given that Flick would have had no problem making it small and neat), then two random guesses come to mind: 1) Flick wanted the unweighted fly to drop quickly through the water column, and thought that the large head would help, ...
by quashnet
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Catskill
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Catskill

"What is the capital of Sweden" ....?
by quashnet
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Blacknose Dace
Replies: 28
Views: 5602

Re: Blacknose Dace

Long ago, back when John Merwin was director of the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, VT, I was allowed to examine some flies in the Museum collection. I remember putting a Hewitt Neversink streamer and a Flick Blacknose Dace side by side for comparison. Both of them did have a relativel...
by quashnet
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Blacknose Dace
Replies: 28
Views: 5602

Re: Blacknose Dace

On the web, two examples of the Blacknose Dace tied by Flick may be viewed at Allan Liu's sportingspirit.com site; look under "F" for Flick. There's a Stone Fly Creeper there, too. Another example tied by Flick may be seen here: http://www.caddischronicles.com/2008_12_01_archive.html It's the first ...
by quashnet
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Blacknose Dace
Replies: 28
Views: 5602

Re: Blacknose Dace

Art Flick did not tie in a JC eye or paint an eye. The instruction to make the band of black hair just a bit shorter than the brown and white bands is the way Flick tied it. Recommended hook sizes were 4, 6, 8 and 10. The photo in the 1947 and 1948 editions of the Streamside Guide shows a wing exten...