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WbranchJune 21st, 2018, 2:16 pm
York & Starlight PA

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Are you going to Henry's Fork this year?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
GutcutterJune 23rd, 2018, 4:33 am

Posts: 470
TONY! Where have you been? Good to hear from you again.


I lurk quite a bit and only chime in when I have something useful to add


Are you going to Henry's Fork this year?

I was there a week ago for green and grey drakes, PMDs and golden stones.
It was awesome.
Second year in a row that I was able to fish both eastern and western green drakes within a month.
Timing (and a good bit of luck) is everything

All men who fish may in turn be divided into two parts: those who fish for trout and those who don't. Trout fishermen are a race apart: they are a dedicated crew- indolent, improvident, and quietly mad.

-Robert Traver, Trout Madness
Jmd123June 23rd, 2018, 6:29 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2611
Wow, nice hatches! I imagine you did quite well.

You probably would have killed them when I was on the Pond the other night, dealing with a midge hatch on the order of size 22. I can't see flies that small on the water, let alone tie them. I'm sure yours would have done well, though. Probably a nice spot for one of your bamboo rods too, all brookies all the time.

Tight lines!

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
IasgairJune 27th, 2018, 7:16 am

Posts: 148

For the small fly patterns I really like TMC #2488 and pinch the barb. They have good hook gap and the bigger fish don't straighten the hook out on me like some other hooks do.

I used to use Tiemco, and I will agree with you that they are great hooks, and I also like the #2488 series. But for the longest time, and maybe you have seen this, but for their 100 & 101 series, which are good quality hooks as well, I was getting a mixture of sizes in a pack. And it was happenening more often to where I would buy a #16 pack and end up with #14 & #16, or #16 & #18 in the same pack. After about the fouth time of this happening is when I switched and I am very glad I did. Partridge and Fire Hole Sticks are the only hooks I buy now with no regrets whatsoever.

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