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by quashnet
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Forest and Stream, April 1925: Rhead, Halford, and Steenrod
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Forest and Stream, April 1925: Rhead, Halford, and Steenrod

Calculating the impact of inflation on the value of $3 in 1925, to obtain the comparative value today, is a hugely important concept. Using the online Inflation Calculator provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, $3 in 1925 had the same buying power as $40.91 today! Comparative value per fly c...
by quashnet
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Forest and Stream, April 1925: Rhead, Halford, and Steenrod
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Forest and Stream, April 1925: Rhead, Halford, and Steenrod

Louis Rhead's painting for the cover of the April 1925 Forest & Stream was a real beauty. Recently I found a copy of the magazine that, while not in great shape, still manages to satisfy: http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f380/quashnet/General%20CFRF/FampSApril1925_RheadCover_y1200_zpssaip1gf4.jpg R...
by quashnet
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Long read, but interested in your opinions
Replies: 29
Views: 3228

Re: Long read, but interested in your opinions

A very useful thread, dating to 2011, is located on the Hudson Valley Sportsman forum. After discussion amongst a few members, Frank Nale himself posted several times, laying out his techniques and justifying his approach and results. See: Frank Nale discusses his spinner fishing techniques As has b...
by quashnet
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Long read, but interested in your opinions
Replies: 29
Views: 3228

Re: Long read, but interested in your opinions

Some thoughts: Some fishermen are process-oriented, others are goal-oriented, most of us are somewhere in the middle. The essayist is a serious outlier point on the goal-oriented side of the scatterplot. His goal was to acquire 200,000 captured trout, but I suspect that his goal is not really about ...
by quashnet
Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Oatman id
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Re: Oatman id

Here is an original Battenkill Shiner by Lew Oatman, from the Photobucket library of Gary Siemer who owns the online business Vintage Fly Tackle. This fly was one of a group of three Oatman streamers, all in relatively poor condition even though they all remained in packages. I suspect that the orig...
by quashnet
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Reality Bites. A Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Re: Reality Bites. A Question

Assuming that the sale was handled by an estate, resorting to a yard sale for unloading the old man's gear was pretty much an admission that no one in the family knew or cared about learning about the value of his things. A quick search of recent eBay sales of Orvis canvas tackle bags indicates that...
by quashnet
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Oatman id
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Re: Oatman id

This is similar to Oatman's Battenkill Shiner . http://www.rareandunusual.com/battenkill%20shiner.jpg Battenkill Shiner, tied by Don Bastian. The color page of Oatman flies in Streamers and Bucktails: The Big Fish Flies by Joseph D. Bates, Jr. might help (I don't have the book handy to check).
by quashnet
Tue May 05, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Bug Alert
Replies: 39
Views: 24892

Re: Bug Alert

Forty years of taking water temperatures and correlating the data to frequent observations of aquatic insect emergence and nearby terrestrial plant development is pretty darn scientific. That's a data set that a conservation biologist or stream ecologist would love to have.
by quashnet
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Bug Alert
Replies: 39
Views: 24892

Re: Bug Alert

Yesterday was my first trip this spring to a little sea-run brook trout stream in southern New England. Little Brown Stoneflies were clambering across the streamside rocks, and a few took wing. Cased Brachycentrus caddis were lined up in rows in the shallows, and I found one big mayfly nymph (March ...
by quashnet
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Place looks different!
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Place looks different!

Visually it is a more open layout when viewed on my laptop; less cramped, a little more reliant upon the use of icons, but still recognizably the same forum. When logged out, one can use Quick links to check for Active topics and see what has been happening lately. So, what's happening? Ice seems to...