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by ewpeper
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: 2017 NYS Trout Season: flies that produced
Replies: 18
Views: 1855

Re: 2017 NYS Trout Season: flies that produced

tie2fish wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:29 am
The only thing that produced for me on the Willow this year ...

CDC&Elk #16 Brown and Tan.jpg
Ditto. My number one fly on the Henry's ork for the past 4-5 years. I estimate it has accounted for around 65% of the fish I've caught. I tie a half dozen about every other morning I fish.

by ewpeper
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: Heresy Maybe?
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

Re: Heresy Maybe?

I don't think it's any more heretical than my approach. When people ask me what patterns I tie, I say, "I don't tie any 'patterns' as such,. I tie trout food." All this means is I tie representations of what I see on or in the water -- what that stuff looks like to me. Often this involves not only v...
by ewpeper
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Mike Valla's 1994 article on Winnie
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Mike Valla's 1994 article on Winnie

A real gem. Very glad to have this in my file.

by ewpeper
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Equipment Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 1874

Re: Equipment Failure

Not that we have a really oppressive (compared to the Northeast and Midwest) bug problem in the northern Rockies, but I've adopted Permthrin as my favorite. I spray shirts and pants with the stuff every other year and rarely have a troublesome "swatting" day. The stuff withstands several washings be...
by ewpeper
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Site Updates & Suggestions
Topic: Where is everybody ???
Replies: 2
Views: 3166

Re: Where is everybody ???

Yup. It's been kinda disappointing, especially with other sites becoming either contentious or redundant, I'd been relying on this one for my daily dose of common sense. :lol:

by ewpeper
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Going barbless?
Replies: 15
Views: 1344

Re: Going barbless?

I cannot remember the last time I fished a barbed hook. The two brands I use most often are Tiemco and Dohiku -- the latter being my favorite. If I cannot find a barbless model in the shape or size I'm seeking, I will mash the barb using the jaws on my Regal or needlenose pliers. I had to go to an M...
by ewpeper
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Your GO TO rusty spinner pattern
Replies: 30
Views: 3120

Re: Your GO TO rusty spinner pattern

I use several different spinner patterns; yarn wings with widow's web, EP fibers, or Zelon wings are a favorite. I also like clipped hackle versions (bottom fibers only). For a few years, the Harrop biot paraspinner seemingly could do no wrong, and I didn't even object to the somewhat fussy tying re...
by ewpeper
Tue May 30, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: The Oligocene
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: The Oligocene

My biggest was 12 in a named (but not here) Catskill creek. It looked like a monster in this sized water, back black as night, bright white underbelly, and it's head was so dis-proportionate to its body... what a rare catch. CJ The 14" I mentioned above came fromwhat I suspect is that same unnamed ...
by ewpeper
Mon May 22, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Vehicle set up for Fishing/Tying
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Vehicle set up for Fishing/Tying

I've had several "fish cars"{ over the years. Recently it involved a 4WD, F-150 long bed with a shell. Go anywhere, carry anything and do it all with horrible mileage, periodic but unavoidable parts replacement and significant discomfort; all things that at 75 I decided I could do without. After the...
by ewpeper
Fri May 19, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Traffic light on the West Branch
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Traffic light on the West Branch

On both western rivers (Madison, Henry's Fork) and midwestern rivers with heavy canoe traffic (Au Sable, Pere Marquette), I've noticed the boats can approach feeding fish much with much less disturbance to the fish than a wader can. Also, paddling and rowing both kick up a fair amount of food and di...