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GearTheoryMay 7th, 2013, 3:33 pm
Indianapolis

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I used to have a fishin hat identical to the one Art Lee wears in his photos... big long spoon bill (green) with no neck guard...

there are similar ones out there... but I am really looking for a match..

anyone know where one might be found ?
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EntomanMay 7th, 2013, 7:32 pm
Northern CA & ID

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Yeah, cool hat. I think it's the old style billfisher's hat. Ernest Hemingway and Zane Grey used to wear them as well. I think I've seen them on a non-fly fishing saltwater site. Spend a little time trolling in that genre to see what turns up.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
BrookymanMay 7th, 2013, 9:22 pm
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I have seen them in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. They are super popular in the Key's. Any place that deals in Flat fishing should have them. Come to think of it a boat supply company in the US called West Marine should also carry them. There are some mail order places in florida City near Key Largo that likely have them, one is a fly fishing company specializing in rod building..


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GearTheoryMay 9th, 2013, 10:10 pm
Indianapolis

Posts: 12
Thanks Mack.

I found what is called the original "Oysterman" black bill but close enough.

There was a better match as far as color on ebay but used.

Mikey

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BrookymanMay 9th, 2013, 10:44 pm
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Good for you glad to help a friend here. Take a picture when you get it so we can all see it. BTW where did you find it ???


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GearTheoryMay 13th, 2013, 7:44 am
Indianapolis

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Quaker Marine. Though it has a black bill it is very close, dull underside with shiny top (of bill).

http://quakermarine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=252&zenid=c357f4bcd0f67845f0ed48aabfd90c2d
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WbranchMay 13th, 2013, 12:00 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2557
Speaking of Mr. Art Lee what has happened to him? He seems to have fallen off the fly fishing scene for quite a number of years. I used to see him very often on the lower East Branch with his buddy Galen Mercer. Anyone know what Art is doing these days?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
LastchanceMay 13th, 2013, 7:24 pm
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
If that's Art Lee's hat you better give it back to him.
CatskilljonFebruary 22nd, 2014, 9:29 pm
Upstate NY

Posts: 160
Speaking of Mr. Art Lee what has happened to him? He seems to have fallen off the fly fishing scene for quite a number of years. I used to see him very often on the lower East Branch with his buddy Galen Mercer. Anyone know what Art is doing these days?


Matt,

I see him up there [catskills] every now and then, he is still kickin! Shows up at the dinners sometimes but I don't think he does much fishing anymore. CJ

ps...how are you doing?
WbranchFebruary 23rd, 2014, 5:41 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2557
Hello John,

"I don't think he does much fishing anymore. CJ"

I'm feeling very good and thanks for asking. That is a big surprise. He used to fish all over. He especially loved Atlantic salmon and chasing big trout on the upper & lower East Branch. I'm fishing more now at 70 than I was in the earlier years and I expect to continue to do so for as long as I'm able to cast a fly rod.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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