Lady Beaverkill

From Halford's early dries to the Catskill dry and everything else that floats on the surface.
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David S.
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Lady Beaverkill

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I thought perhaps my Beaverkill males would appreciate a little company in the box. Oh boy was it hard to get that cat to keep still for long enough to take that shot... :D
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Lovely Beaverkill Dave! That looks like a martin foot...your cat makes good dubbing :lol: CJ
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catskilljohn wrote:Lovely Beaverkill Dave! That looks like a martin foot...your cat makes good dubbing :lol: CJ
Thank you John, well done you spotted the marten! :D I got a whole pelt including the feet as a gift from a friend.
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David, your flies on this forum are simply amazing! If ya' weren't so damn far away, I'd talk you into teaching me!

Here's a Dette Lady Beaverkill. Did Walt ever tie on barbless hooks? I've been told Winnie did, but would like more opinions/facts from you guys.
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If that's a Dette tied fly, it must have been a special order, on barbless.
By the looks of it, if that's a Dette-tied fly, it is very probable it was tied very late in their [ W&W] career.
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Thanks Mike. My customer has many Dette flies that were tied on barbless hooks. The original owner (from Emmaus, PA) ordered from the Dettes on a regular basis and probably requested barbless as you stated. His documentation (not direct from the Dettes, but photos of his own - see attached) shows many of the barbless flies were tied by Walt. If you'd like, I can post others or email you some.

Here's another example. I'm not sure which Dette tied these White Wulffs, but they are all barbless. The thick bodies in the middle would lead me to believe Winnie tied them, but again, you guys know a TON more than I do at this stage of my Catskill fly education/fetish.
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Gary, you are bringing this to a whole new level my friend, thank you! CJ
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"This is where the trout was invented?"
"Oh he existed in a crude,primitive form in Waltons England"
"But this is where they painted spots on him and taught him to swim"

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