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by ewpeper
Sun May 14, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: The Oligocene
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: The Oligocene

Didn't notice that part but love that book! Sometimes I read over all of the Canadian destinations discussed and sort of imagine a dream travel itinerary. Any idea where I could find a 16" native here in the Catskills? :D My best ever was a 14" in a little Catskill crick with no name . . . many dec...
by ewpeper
Fri May 12, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Coffin Fly - Waiting on Big Bug Week
Replies: 14
Views: 2073

Re: Coffin Fly - Waiting on Big Bug Week

Can anyone recommend a good imitative *wet* pattern to fish in advance of a green drake hatch? THANKS. I imagine these great big bugs get taken subsurface in afternoon, before evening hatches? Here's the one I use for the western green drake. I suspect it'd do just as well in the east. http://i146....
by ewpeper
Tue May 09, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: The Dry Fly
Topic: Coffin Fly - Waiting on Big Bug Week
Replies: 14
Views: 2073

Re: Coffin Fly - Waiting on Big Bug Week

One of the best drake hatches I've ever seen was at "Bard Parker" at the junction. Not a fish rose to them. The browns were 100% keyed in on a simultaneous sulphur hatch, during which we did pretty well. And so it goes. :)

Eric
by ewpeper
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Hendrickson's
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: Hendrickson's

wiFlyFisher wrote:[quote
What about the Junction Pool on the Big D??? I love that spot!!!
Never fished Hendricksons there.
by ewpeper
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Hendrickson's
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: Hendrickson's

tie2fish wrote:Unless there's been a policy reversal in the last few years, the campground pool is not open to the public.
Thought that might be the case. Whenever I fished it it, I was with Bob Nastasi so access was not an issue.

Eric
by ewpeper
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Hendrickson's
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: Hendrickson's

My favorite stretch on the Beaverkill for both Hendricksons and Paraleps was Barnharts. On the West Branch I liked the campground above the DRC.
by ewpeper
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Water Temperatures
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Water Temperatures

My guess is snow melt or frost melt feeding from higher up.
by ewpeper
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Junction Pool....who's going?
Replies: 21
Views: 2284

Re: Junction Pool....who's going?

Thanks, Mike, for the instant replay on that Schwiebert column from the NY Times. A bit . . . well, maybe more than a bit . . . of hyperbole in there, but given that it was written in 2003, I am more than willing to chalk some of that up to the "memory enhancement" that comes with age and with which...
by ewpeper
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Materials Charts
Replies: 30
Views: 3209

Re: Materials Charts

This sorta redefines "materials charts," but some may find ir of interest. Several years ago (1975). the late Dick Salmon, a member of Debruce, undertook the task of assembling several handmade books of popular fly patterns and their materials. He personally assembled each book using his own calligr...
by ewpeper
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Rotary vises, plus
Replies: 23
Views: 2858

Re: Rotary vises, plus

Loved your remark about tension control, Walt. I cannot tell you how many times I have stressed that precise point when instructing beginning tiers. Specifically, "you won't know how tight until you start breaking thread."