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by quashnet
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Gray's Sporting Journal
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Gray's Sporting Journal

The statute of limitations has long run out on any story I might tell about Gray's Sporting Journal, as it was 28 years ago that my first article was published in that magazine. All I will say is that my first article for GSJ was my last, and that was my decision based on interacting with the staff ...
by quashnet
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: So who…
Replies: 10
Views: 1524

Re: So who…

Another blizzard is headed to southern New England this weekend. I can't even find my favorite little trout streams among the snowdrifts, let alone fish them.
by quashnet
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Blue duns
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: Blue duns

Silver nitrate dyes hair or feathers, but if splashed on skin will form a silver chloride stain that will not come off. You will have to wait for it to wear off. This Quill Gordon with pink hackles was tied by Elsie Darbee. The late Al Brewster explained to me that the Darbees couldn't possibly keep...
by quashnet
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Bumblepuppy...again
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: Bumblepuppy...again

Joseph D. Bates, Jr., wrote in his book Streamers and Bucktails: The Big Fish Flies (1979): "...the great Theodore Gordon , father of the American dry fly, was one of the first to dress and experiment with the bucktail and streamer fly as we know it today." An essay written by Gordon in 1903 describ...
by quashnet
Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Terrestrials--- what do you think?
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Re: Terrestrials--- what do you think?

Ants, above all others. Years ago I tied delicate little thread ants,and then fur ants - sometimes with tiny pale blue wings - and McMurray ant bodies, but then got lazy when the idea of foam ants came along (most foam "ants" seemed to turn out stubby enough to be foam beetles). When a flight of win...
by quashnet
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Fishing Mrs. Young's Perfectionist
Replies: 16
Views: 4034

Re: Fishing Mrs. Young's Perfectionist

I don't know that article, but the content doesn't surprise me, given McClane's other articles on distance casting, and how the double haul was meant for more than steelheading and saltwater. An interesting mention of McClane and a Perfectionist rod is found in an article about wading safety by Tom ...
by quashnet
Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Fishing Mrs. Young's Perfectionist
Replies: 16
Views: 4034

Re: Fishing Mrs. Young's Perfectionist

I knew that Al McClane owned and enjoyed fishing a Perfectionist. It's really exciting to hear that you saw the rod and can confirm that he considered it his favorite, as I had gotten that impression from a few oblique mentions in his books or by Arnold Gingrich. In the revised 1975 edition of The P...
by quashnet
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Fishing Mrs. Young's Perfectionist
Replies: 16
Views: 4034

Re: Fishing Mrs. Young's Perfectionist

Thank you for the kind words. Just before the close of the year, I took Mrs. Young's Perfectionist to another favorite spot. This fish measured twenty inches. http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f380/quashnet/Tackle%20Photos%202014/PHYmrsyoungsperf_brownB_22Dec2014_y1200_zps7784b235.jpg I now think th...
by quashnet
Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: The Real NJ Fishing
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: The Real NJ Fishing

The magazine needs to print a retraction, accompanied by a sidebar article on NJ's top ten culverts for carp fishing… or else.

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by quashnet
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: December trout...
Replies: 16
Views: 2374

Re: December trout...

Sorry Ed. Fish taxonomy is a strong interest of mine, having finished a book in 2013 on identifying freshwater fishes, and working now on a saltwater fish ID book. Not being completely sure of the ID of a fish that I caught makes an interesting puzzle.