Hewitt's Neversink Skater

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Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Post by bearbutt » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:43 pm

chase-da-dog wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:21 pm
I would reach out to Mike Canazon or Erin Phalen.


Chase--are they at the CFFM? I'm sorry, I don't know who's-who, so any info would be useful. You can PM me if you don't want to post it.

Many thanks,
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Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Post by Theroe » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:24 am

Well done, Joe - thank you.....
“Time to go fishing”

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Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Post by bearbutt » Fri May 03, 2019 1:49 pm

Still working on this...it may take a while.

Meanwhile, as part of my research into the film, I am trying to identify two other people who appear at various moments in the footage:

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Does anyone have an inkling who they might be--or does anyone know who might be able to help? The film was probably made in the early 1950s (the Ashaway version does not have a copyright date, but Hewitt died in 1957)--so both of these guys were probably born around the turn of the last century.

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Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Post by St.Froid » Fri May 03, 2019 2:27 pm

Man, wouldn't you just love to sit in one of those chairs behind them, a glass of good scotch in hand, and listen to their stories.

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Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Post by Bamboo&Brookies » Fri May 03, 2019 8:06 pm

Fella on the right may be Sparse, although it is hard to tell. He wears a similar fedora (and has a pipe clenched in his teeth) in cover photo of his posthumous book of essays: An Honest Angler.
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Sparse would have been in his late 50s in the early 1950s. (He died at 90 in 1983).

Photo could also be Ernest Schweibert...again, tough to get positive ID.

Some of the names of Hewitt's 'Neversink Rods' were: Dick Hunt, Rogers Lamont, Joe Bamford, George LaBranche, Tom Collins, Reg Cauchois, Steve Dawley, H.G. Pickering and Sparse Hackle. (This per an essay in The Legendary Neversink.) Of course, there were almost certainly other guests, but these fellas sound like the core group.
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: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Post by bearbutt » Fri May 03, 2019 8:57 pm

B&B--

Thanks, it does look like Sparse!--only elsewhere in the film--Here's another shot:

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Where can I find the essay you mention? Is it in the Sherwood /Sparse book?

Many thanks,
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Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Post by Bamboo&Brookies » Fri May 03, 2019 9:47 pm

The Legendary Neversink:
https://bit.ly/2Wl70cI

In the few photos I have seen of Sparse, he wears glasses, but maybe that was in later years ( ? )
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: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Post by cwfly » Sat May 04, 2019 8:36 am

BB, I feel confident that the gentleman on the left is George M. L. LaBranche. DOD, 1961 at age 86.
A number of photographs depict both Mr. LaBranche and that hat.

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Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Post by Bamboo&Brookies » Sat May 04, 2019 9:40 am

Yes it does look like LaBranche. I believe other photos/sketches of him also show him in a similar fishing jacket.
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: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Post by bearbutt » Sat May 04, 2019 9:53 am

Thank you, Charlie! LaBranche did cut an aristocratic figure with that sporty jacket--makes a fishing vest seem downright plebeian:

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If this keeps up, I'll be able to post the entire film in (5min = 300 seconds x 24fps = 7,200 frames) 7195 more posts, or thereabouts.

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