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WbranchJanuary 28th, 2012, 4:38 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
Hi Casey,

Well I wish I could of responded to your "cats can't swim" comment in the original post about alternative fly tying material - but I don't know how to correct the settings error I am experiencing.

But anyway I thought you should look at these.

Google Image search - pictures of swimming cats
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
CaseyPJanuary 28th, 2012, 5:23 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
oh, my gosh, how funny! had to show it to the rest of the cat fanciers in the family and we're all just teary-eyed with laughter.

thanks for a good air-clearing post! now that's settled, we can all toss our moggies into the pool and watch their funny faces.

however, i still maintain that a a gold-ribbed cat's hare nymph will not float!
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
Jmd123January 30th, 2012, 12:11 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2611
Oh man Matt, that's just too funny!!! Heheheheheheheh...

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
OldredbarnJanuary 30th, 2012, 9:55 am
Novi, MI

Posts: 2608
however, i still maintain that a a gold-ribbed cat's hare nymph will not float!


I once watched a squirrel swim across the South Branch of the Au Sable. It was a hoot! It's tail looked like it had been dipped in floatant and was riding like a bobber on the river. I kept waiting for a monster Brown or pike to swallow him whole...

Squirrel dubbing is sold as nymph dubbing and they can swim pretty good as well...Why not your cat dub? :) We'll call it "Casey's Cat Dub" and sell it in one of those dubbing boxes in ten "promised to score" colors! You will be rich!

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood

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