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WbranchApril 1st, 2015, 5:01 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2557
It is an awesome vehicle! I don't push it but have taken many corners at 50 mph and a couple of times drifted the ass end out while going around a tight corner. I'm always afraid of getting a speeding ticket so lift my right foot at 100 mph. I'm hitting 85 mph in 3rd gear before it redlines - 4th gear really pulls well, fifth is less potent and 6th is basically an overdrive gear.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
OldredbarnApril 3rd, 2015, 11:14 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2599
If I actually thought my undergraduate degree in psychology was worth anything I might think you were compensating here Matt...passive aggressive or some such...As long as the intent is "friendly" I guess we'll live with it.

:)

Spence

"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
WbranchApril 4th, 2015, 12:36 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2557
I'm always friendly. But since you are throwing it out there what do you think I'm compensating for?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
OldredbarnApril 4th, 2015, 11:00 am
Novi, MI

Posts: 2599
It's a friggin joke Matt. I'm just following your new mantra:

I don't like to just go with the flow anymore. If I see some comment that interests me I will possibly respond and maybe with a flip comment. A little friendly friction makes these forums more interesting.


Spence
"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
WbranchApril 4th, 2015, 4:40 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2557
Okay, friggin lighten up, I thought only I had the droll sense of humor.

I'm going to go back to my old ways no more sarcasm, flipedness, crankiness, or wiseacreness. From now just Mr. Nice Guy. Seriously.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
EntomanApril 4th, 2015, 7:50 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
I'll tell you what's being compensated for. Lack of fishing opportunities...;) We're almost there!
"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
WbranchApril 4th, 2015, 8:50 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2557
Yes, thank goodness for the melting snow and slightly warmer days. Before long, I'm thinking very late April, there will be Hendricksons on the Catskill rivers and earlier on central PA waters.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter at church and with our families.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
TKBApril 5th, 2015, 11:11 am
Pennsylvania

Posts: 24
Mostly meat flys



CatskilljonApril 9th, 2015, 9:58 pm
Upstate NY

Posts: 160
Some nymphs...Atherton 1's,2's and 3's on long shank hooks...

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These nymphs are classic and fish great. CJ
TKBApril 29th, 2015, 4:53 pm
Pennsylvania

Posts: 24
trying this again....
WbranchApril 29th, 2015, 8:55 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2557
Pretty. Are they Mustad 9672's? What material are you using for the wing case?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
PaulRobertsApril 30th, 2015, 12:59 am
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Looks like 9672's and jungle cock on some and mylar on the others. Nice dubbing work.
WbranchApril 30th, 2015, 7:05 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2557
Catskilljon,

Those barbs look like harpoons! I really like those flies. I'd like half a dozen to display in my nymph box.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
PaulRobertsApril 30th, 2015, 8:34 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Yeah those old style hooks when overboard with the barbs. Very little barb is needed, if at all. This is true with conventional lures too. I mash down the barbs on all my soft plastics, topwaters and crankbaits. The only lures I keep a barb on are heavier lipless cranks (micro-barbs) and jigs. All my flies are barbless.
CatskilljonApril 30th, 2015, 8:43 pm
Upstate NY

Posts: 160
They are vintage Herters nymph hooks, #12 around 3X long. The old hooks did have huge barbs! I have some allcock dry fly hooks with barbs as big as the point...those handmade hooks were something else.

The wingcase is kingfisher, from the secondary wing quills. Atherton used kingfisher, and later Darbee recommended blue floss. I like the taper of the wing slips, though they are short and tricky to set right.

Thanks guys, these flies work well, especially that #1 with the JC wingcases. CJ
PaulRobertsApril 30th, 2015, 9:35 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Kingfisher... Of course! Mylar? Doh! Apologies CJ! :0
PlanettroutMay 2nd, 2015, 10:18 am
Los Angeles, CA / Pullman, WA

Posts: 53
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DB AMBER WOBBLE-RITE CADDIS PUPA – Daiichi 1250, #12 – #16… a variation of Paul LaFonte's - the recipe for the original pattern may be found in Solomon and Leiser’s “The Caddis and the Angler” ppgs. #.84 -#.88...

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MOLYBDENITE NYMPH (Flav), Daiichi 1560, #12- #16…for a certain Eastern Sierra watershed at about 9,500'...


PT/TB
Daughter to Father: "How many arms do you have, how many fly rods do you need?"

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StrmanglrMay 31st, 2015, 9:31 pm
Posts: 155
^^^
Nice
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