Somerset 2013

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Eperous
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Re: Somerset 2013

Post by Eperous » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:03 pm

Bamboo&Brookies wrote:... Ed, I spotted you and your crew but you were holding court and I didn't want to interrupt mid-tale. ... would you care to fill us in on which cane rod you added to your arsenal...
Rob, you should have broke in; my buddies and I would have welcomed you with open arms, and suds soaked lips... :o I pulled CJ into the den of this motley crew... :P

I picked up a used Battenkill, almost as old as me, but not quite... I needed--- no, wanted--- another cane rod to have/use when most of the folks on the SGM are sipping coffee, reading this board, or hunting like you during snow-storms in April, or ice-in-the-guides days of November... those old Orvis Battenkills are like Timex watches, they just keep on ticking no matter what the conditions... it's an 8 foot, 6 weight cane rod that I lawn-cast today--- just lovely... I'll be fishing it on our "Neversink" come spring 2013...

Ed

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Re: Somerset 2013

Post by narcodog » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:13 pm

Ed, is it a two or three piece? I do 90% of my fishing with a two piece. I just love it. I fish it with a silk HDH.

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Re: Somerset 2013

Post by Eperous » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:30 pm

narcodog wrote:Ed, is it a two or three piece? I do 90% of my fishing with a two piece. I just love it. I fish it with a silk HDH.
Bob, a two piece... most of my fishing is done with a two-piece also.... I would have loved a three-piece, but informed that they are harder to find and more expensive....

Ed

PS - I use Cortland Slyk lines on all of my varnished cane rods... the Battenkills are work-horses, not to be babied, nor pampered.... ALL-AMERICAN CANE!!!

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Re: Somerset 2013

Post by Bamboo&Brookies » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:27 pm

Ed,

Congrats on the Battenkill. That sounds like one outstanding stick -- both a tried-and-true workhorse, at home throwing nymphs and streamers, and a fine thoroughbred capable of precise dry-fly presentation.

You can't go wrong with those rods.

All the bests and if I can find a way I hope to see some of you at Fly Fest.

Rob
Give a man a fly rod, a shotgun and a bird dog and he'll never be worth a d*mn.
-Old New England saying

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Re: Somerset 2013

Post by AaronH » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:00 pm

Rick:
Sorry I missed you. I think it was the first time I missed you at a show. After Jeff told me I kept my eyes open but I guess the stars weren't aligned. Look forward to seeing you at Fly Fest.
Be well.
Aaron

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Re: Somerset 2013

Post by catskilljohn » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:36 pm

Eperous wrote:.... ALL-AMERICAN CANE!!!
Well, all Chinese cane...but split, planed and finished in America :D CJ
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"Oh he existed in a crude,primitive form in Waltons England"
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Re: Somerset 2013

Post by Eperous » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:53 pm

catskilljohn wrote:
Eperous wrote:.... ALL-AMERICAN CANE!!!
Well, all Chinese cane...but split, planed and finished in America :D CJ
Okay, okay, okay... got me :oops: ... all Chinese tonkin cane :) , but an All-American bamboo rod--- with a long, rich angling tradition... :D

Ed

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Re: Somerset 2013

Post by Frequenttyer » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:56 pm

I had a great time at the show this year. Spent about twice what I thought I would, but got some some nice materials. It was good to meet some of the folks from this forum and guys from the Catskill Guild, Tying with the guild was a lot of fun, and as an added bonus I now know that I can tie flys in a walk-in cooler if the need arises. On the topic of cane rods, i enjoyed meeting Hoagy Carmichael and had him sign my copy of the Garrison book. I also picked up a copy of his book "8" which is shaping up to be an excellent read.
Now with Somerset behind us, spring cant be long in coming.
Mike.

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Re: Somerset 2013

Post by ted patlen » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:08 pm

great show ...seeing the guys and the flowing bullsh%$...but that is why i go...

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Re: Somerset 2013

Post by Jerry G » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:23 pm

I see most were wearing winter jackets or at least a vest and someone commented about the lack of heat. Ted I couldn't help but notice in Ed's pic's ( thanks Ed) you were the only fellow in short sleeves. :o Does the felt hat keep the whole body warm? :lol:

Regards, Jerry

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