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by mikevalla
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Interesting dry fly tie
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Interesting dry fly tie

Not my fly, but it's an interesting example of a dry with a Catskill "interpretation". It was tied by a very well known, streamer and salmon fly tyer. I kind of like it. Especially the copious amounts of head finish. Just interesting... http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff227/jjj1978/Fulscher-4.jpg
by mikevalla
Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Salmon Flies
Topic: Low water Black Doctor
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Low water Black Doctor

John

What type vice are you smothering those 10/0's with/??

Take it easy

-M
by mikevalla
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: If I could be anyone right now...
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Re: If I could be anyone right now...

Narc...not September. Amazon has them "In Stock" . One guy said his updated Amazon pre-order info said "delivery estimate July 23". That's next week.

The Catskill Museum has the books on their shelves right now.

MV
by mikevalla
Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Book has arrived at Stackpole Books warehouse
Replies: 17
Views: 1713

Re: Book has arrived at Stackpole Books warehouse

Yes....there is a limited series numbered/signed set offered only by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. There are only 25. Each signed and numbered book is matched with the same signed and numbered dry fly. The dry fly is mounted in a handsome acrylic slip cover box with a card identifying ...
by mikevalla
Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Book has arrived at Stackpole Books warehouse
Replies: 17
Views: 1713

Book has arrived at Stackpole Books warehouse

Just an FYI for those who have contacted me..... The book has arrived at Stackpole Books warehouses from the printers. They contacted me yesterday to let me know. They are busy distributing/shipping cases of copies as I write. I don't know just how long your pre-orders from Amazon or Barnes and Nobl...
by mikevalla
Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: who is this masked man?
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Re: who is this masked man?

....I'll bet he used beads or foam. He looks like one of those young foam/synthetic guys to me....But since I'm bi-partisan in attitude at least (woodduck/fur vs. foam/beads) I guess it's ok.....just this time...

I'll have to ask him when I'm down there tomorrow (or check him for worms....)

-M
by mikevalla
Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fran Betters
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Fran Betters

I'm sure a lot of guys read Bob Mead's report not long ago about Fran Betters and his health. My wife and I took a drive up to see him this past Saturday. It's only a little over an hour from our cabin. It's was a very sad situation to have seen him struggling with his health. Jan (his wife) had to ...
by mikevalla
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Hooks that Gordon used?
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Hooks that Gordon used?

...I got the info I posted above, and which I have written about, (that Gordon preferred Allcocks) from his own words: He said of the model perfect :".."perhaps the highest quality hook I have experience of. This is the Model Perfect of S. Allcock" He also said Halls' eye were often lop-sided.... Mi...
by mikevalla
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Hooks that Gordon used?
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Hooks that Gordon used?

....read the book when you get it. I get into all of that stuff....too much info to post here.

Considered Allcock the best...but used Hutchinson and Son's Hall up eye hooks for small flies esp.. Also Hardy. Gordon was extremely particular about his hooks.


MV
by mikevalla
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fishing report 13-14th
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Fishing report 13-14th

Sounds like you had a nice time, John. Nice trip. Action packed for sure. Did you have permission to be out that late??

John, I'm trying to put together a group of guys to "have at it" on the river(s) soon. Hopefully as fun as yours...Give me a land-line ring some time...

Cheers

-M