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WiflyfisherMarch 13th, 2010, 5:04 am
Wisconsin

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Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies is a great book for anyone looking to read about the history of the great Catskill trout streams and the famous Catskill fly tiers. The book also covers how to tie many of the original Catskill dry fly patterns.
John S.
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Shawnny3March 13th, 2010, 6:26 am
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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I know I could just look this up, but for the sake of the thread, who is the author?

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
WiflyfisherMarch 13th, 2010, 7:15 am
Wisconsin

Posts: 612
Mike Valla, in his youth he lived with the Dettes.
John S.
https://WiFlyFisher.com
WbranchMarch 14th, 2010, 4:04 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2574
"Mike Valla, in his youth he lived with the Dettes."

He often posts at njflyfishing.com

He has been posting frequently to a recent thread there. Just do a search for his name. That site is set-up so you can actually see how many threads someone starts and how many posts a person contributes too.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
WiflyfisherMarch 14th, 2010, 4:26 am
Wisconsin

Posts: 612
The really cool Catskill fly tying website is Sparse Grey Matter...

http://www.sparsegreymatter.com/index.php

Lots of the old patterns are posted on Sparse Grey Matter by Mike, Joe Fox, Catskilljohn and others from the Catskills.

For Jason's sake... I believe Mike Valla went to Cornell.
John S.
https://WiFlyFisher.com
Shawnny3March 14th, 2010, 6:48 am
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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For Jason's sake... I believe Mike Valla went to Cornell.


Sounds like a good guy. Let's go Red!

For those interested in competitive sports, this winter has been a memorable one at Cornell, with the basketball team cracking the Top 25 and set to dance in the NCAAs, the men's hockey team crushing Harvard twice (four times, including the regular season) to advance in the ECAC tourney, the women's hockey team earning their first ever NCAA berth and subsequently crushing Harvard in the first round, and the wrestling team ranked #6 in the land entering the NCAAs. It's hard to imagine a better year in Cornell sports.

Sorry for the shameless rant. I'm a little excited. Oh, and Harvard sucks.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com

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