Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > "Cats can't Swim"

Wbranch has attached this picture. The message is below.
Shown Full Size
WbranchJanuary 28th, 2012, 4:38 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2635
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: 2474
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: 2600
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

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.

Related Discussions

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: Confusing Caddis
In General Discussion by Lastchance
25Oct 15, 2012
by Entoman
Re: why the color ?
In Amphipoda Scud Adult by Jordash
12Sep 5, 2012
by Entoman
Re: The Fish
In General Discussion by Martinlf
5Sep 19, 2007
by CaseyP
Re: New/Used equipment?
In General Discussion by HighFlyer
5Aug 14, 2008
by HighFlyer
Re: Hendrickson Ventral
In the Photography Board by Crepuscular
10Mar 22, 2013
by Crepuscular
Re: 10 best Trout flies
In General Discussion by Bluefin
8Feb 25, 2009
by Hackleton
Re: Suspicious private messages from Africa offering riches...
In General Discussion by Troutnut
13Jun 13, 2009
by Falsifly
Re: Nets
In Gear Talk by Greglindsey
30Oct 8, 2014
by TroutBums
Re: Hex Hatch 2012
In the Mayfly Genus Hexagenia by Hdhungryman
5Aug 13, 2012
by Taxon
Re: Somerset Fly Show
In General Discussion by Wbranch
3Jan 25, 2010
by Martinlf
Most Recent Posts
Re: Timpanoga hecuba
In the Identify This! Board by Leskorcala
Boulder-hopping on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie
In Site Updates by Troutnut
Re: Fly Fishing Rookie
In Gear Talk by Tor (Troutnut replied)
Re: Exploring up the Skykomish
In Site Updates by Troutnut (Martinlf replied)
Re: mean one thing, write another?
In Male Onocosmoecus unicolor Caddisfly Adult by Creno
Stuck on the family ID on this one -- any thoughts?
In Female Plecoptera Stonefly Adult by Troutnut
Quick evening on the upper Yakima
In Site Updates by Troutnut
Smoky float down the Yakima Canyon
In Site Updates by Troutnut
Quick stop on the Green River
In Site Updates by Troutnut
Site updates from September 5, 2020
In Site Updates by Troutnut