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by ewpeper
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Fly Boxes
Replies: 40
Views: 3463

Re: Fly Boxes

After trying most every form of flybox over 55+ years of fly fishing, I've settled on C&F boxes, primarily the smaller models, because of lightweight and capacity. I have a couple of the larger C&F waterproof models, but they serve primarily as storage. FWIW, I fish either dries or emergers 99% of t...
by ewpeper
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: The Legend of Dan Cahill
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: The Legend of Dan Cahill

Yup. Even the illustration.
by ewpeper
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Memorable Fish
Replies: 11
Views: 1039

Re: Memorable Fish

Hi Eric, Bucky spoke of you and your tying and fishing prowess. I really enjoyed fishing with him. I think the flat rock you referred to is Anvil Rock Pool. The first time I went with him I fished there. What a pool to luck into a spotted sedge hatch/mating flight! Crystal clear and very visual fis...
by ewpeper
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Memorable Fish
Replies: 11
Views: 1039

Re: Memorable Fish

I can recall seeing a couple of fish in that size range years back in what I recall being called "Flat Rock" pool. Often wondered where they came from and always figured it was from the big river. I never caught anything in the ponds (used to chuck a nymph in there while having morning coffee) excep...
by ewpeper
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Simple, but effective flies
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: Simple, but effective flies

I think the "magic" of the CDC & Elk -- and in fact of all patterns with CDC -- is in the mobility of the CDC fibers. It gives the fly a look of being alive or in motion. The number of fish that I have had take a CDC & Elk on the first pass after refusing any number of other flies is remarkable. Eve...
by ewpeper
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Simple, but effective flies
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: Simple, but effective flies

Years back when I was a "Catskill Regular" my boxes were filled with flies I called "Simfectives"; i.e., they were "Simple" to tie and they were "effective." Back then (and to this day) I seldom tied a standard pattern -- the one exception being the aforementioned CDC & Elk (or "deer" if you prefer ...
by ewpeper
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Merry Christmas from the Catskills
Replies: 15
Views: 1203

Re: Merry Christmas from the Catskills

Merry Christmas to you and your family as well, Ed. and thank you for keeping the Catskills close for those of us who are not nearby.
by ewpeper
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: What Bamboo Rods have you sacrificed?
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: What Bamboo Rods have you sacrificed?

"Sacrificed" two 20-gauges: a Browning BSS straight grip, and a Winchester 101. Both went for cash to purchase bamboo. Rationale? I can fish the bamboo, but my old knees just cannot handle grouse covers anymore. NOtwithstanding that, I still miss fondling the shotguns. :(
by ewpeper
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Fly tying travel bag
Replies: 29
Views: 2985

Re: Fly tying travel bag

Ah, The Antrim . . . always arrived too late for the dinner menu, but never too late for one of the best roast beef sandwiches on the planet; prefaced by one of Sid's (if I recall his name accurately) wonderful martinis and accompanied by cold -- ice cold -- beer. If we were lucky, Ralphie was at th...
by ewpeper
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Fly tying travel bag
Replies: 29
Views: 2985

Re: Fly tying travel bag

Here's one Blue Ribbon Flies is selling -- kinda pricey at $90., but if it's like other Fishpond products, it's probably pretty good.

http://www.blue-ribbon-flies.com/shop/f ... tying_kit/

Eric