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by ewpeper
Thu May 07, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: March Brown
Replies: 22
Views: 5141

Re: March Brown

cast cane wrote:wow EP, That's great, did they know you were color blind when they asked ? funny story !
I don't think so, bit I did tell them. The response was "Who cares? It works."

Eric
by ewpeper
Wed May 06, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: March Brown
Replies: 22
Views: 5141

Re: March Brown

Mike, in the "color" context, you may get a kick out of this one. Years back, when my good friends Al Caucci & Bob Nastasi were working on The Fly Tyers Color Guide , Al asked if I would share my dubbing mix for the PMDs ( Ephemerella infrequens/inermis now genus Drunella, I think) knowing I fished ...
by ewpeper
Wed May 06, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: March Brown
Replies: 22
Views: 5141

Re: March Brown

Mike, The Steenrod March Brown fascinates me because one of the characteristics I always noted about the natural (eastern) March Brown dun was when the fly was on the water, the wings were sharply back-slanted, and that was a feature I always attempted to mimic in my own imitations (not Catskill sty...
by ewpeper
Tue May 05, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: a thread on thread
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: a thread on thread

I used the Danville (Herb Howard) Flymaster for years (about 30), but about 3-4 months ago shifted over to Benecchi 12/0. It was a revelation in terms of strength and compactness.

EP
by ewpeper
Tue May 05, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Natural Material
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Natural Material

I use mostly natural materials, but I do love Zelon for certain apps: shucks and posts primarily.

EP
by ewpeper
Mon May 04, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Salmon Flies
Topic: Adapted Salmon Flies
Replies: 5
Views: 1332

Re: Adapted Salmon Flies

The Peter Ross is a favorite trout flky of a Scottish friend of mine, who uses it regularly in the Highland streams. I fished one he gave me in the Rockies a few years back and took a number of fish in the Madison before it and I parted ways.

EP
by ewpeper
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Skaters, Spiders & Variants
Replies: 5
Views: 3010

Re: Skaters, Spiders & Variants

The Hewitt quotes are wonderful. A man of few opinions. :D Harry's comments following are equally priceless. Variants were the first dry flies I ever got from Orvis (early '60s), and they were tied to Hewitt's description with gold tinsel bodies. I caught a lot of Catskill fish on those flies. Once ...
by ewpeper
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Wets
Topic: What is your favorite wet fly?
Replies: 14
Views: 3896

Re: What is your favorite wet fly?

This works well on the Henry's Fork during the PMDs (which is pretty much all season).

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Kind of a transitional emerger.

EP
by ewpeper
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Neversink Skater
Replies: 16
Views: 3482

Re: Neversink Skater

Thought you guys might like to see this Charlie Defeo tied hair hackled skater -- and yes, it is hair.

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EP