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    MOturkE The brotherhood is found in the fun, not...

    MOturkE
    The brotherhood is found in the fun, not the contention. :-)
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    Jim Your goal is worthy...and it's fun. :-)

    Jim
    Your goal is worthy...and it's fun. :-)
  3. Thread: No Rock Rip Rap!

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    From the NYDEC website: "One may not modify any...

    From the NYDEC website:
    "One may not modify any listed waterway by impoundment, diversion, rip-rap, bulkheads or other structures or improvements that impede or alter the natural flow of water or...
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    Jim Thanks. ;-)

    Jim
    Thanks. ;-)
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    Allen No sale. :-)

    Allen
    No sale. :-)
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    adso4 If you'll explain to me how the turle or...

    adso4
    If you'll explain to me how the turle or figure 8 knot influence drag and balance differently from the clinch or improved clinch knot, I'll buy into your assesment. ;-)
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    MO Separate subjects, separate threads. I'f I...

    MO
    Separate subjects, separate threads. I'f I can do it, you can too. ;-)
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    Hans :-) How's that? Think Swisher and...

    Hans
    :-) How's that?

    Think Swisher and Richards "Selective Trout" and you'll be getting there. Add the explosion of new editions of classic fly fishing liturature by Nick Lyons and you'll get...
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    Ron My question has less to do with body length...

    Ron
    My question has less to do with body length and more to do with the "...clean, thread free head."... as Leiser described it in his book with and about the Dettes.

    You have an advantage on me...
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    Hans I'll agree with RW's earlier time frame...

    Hans
    I'll agree with RW's earlier time frame assessment of the term "Catskill Style" (a distinctly different term in my mind from "Catskill school" and "Catskill tradition"). I can't find reference...
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    Ron I'll repeat my question from the discussion...

    Ron
    I'll repeat my question from the discussion we had on this subject some 2 years ago. It wasn't answered then. Perhaps it will be this time.

    If the reason for the exposed gap at the head of a...
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    Jim I think the McDonald reference you're...

    Jim
    I think the McDonald reference you're thinking of is from his article about trout fishing. First published in the May, 1946 issue of Fortune magazine and later republished in his book "Quill...
  13. Well, OK. I won't bother asking what a Catskill...

    Well, OK. I won't bother asking what a Catskill fly that's been trimmed is, then. :-)))
  14. Ray Smith was a regionaly well known and...

    Ray Smith was a regionaly well known and respected member of the Catskill school. A contemporary of the Dettes and Darbees, he's briefly mentioned in Darbee's book as "...a top professional tier and...
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    Brookid The AuSable's Main Branch from Burton's...

    Brookid
    The AuSable's Main Branch from Burton's Landing to Wakeley Bridge was designated flies only/catch and release in 1989. I've fished it since 1971. My experience is that the fishing today is...
  16. Thread: Flymphs?

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    From Vernon Hidy, who coined term "flymph": A...

    From Vernon Hidy, who coined term "flymph":
    A wingless artificial fly with a soft, translucent body of fur or wool which blends with the undercolor of the tying silk when wet, utilizing soft hackle...
  17. Thread: Mary Dette

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    If the reason for the gap behind the eye of a...

    If the reason for the gap behind the eye of a traditionally tied Catskill dry fly is to accomodate the turle knot, why isn't it present on wet flies and nymphs from the same tiers/same time period?
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    Flytyer317 The physical characteristics of "hen...

    Flytyer317
    The physical characteristics of "hen hackle" vary quite a bit. Some hen neck hackle makes more than passable dry fly material. Here's an example of a dry fly tied with Whiting hen neck...
  19. Thread: Pardo Feathers

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    whatfly I answered a specific question about the...

    whatfly
    I answered a specific question about the availability of Pardo Coq de Leon because it was asked. One can do quite well for a lifetime of tailing material by buying a 4" wide paint brush if...
  20. Thread: Pardo Feathers

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    Paul I'd encourage you try some of Paco Soria's...

    Paul
    I'd encourage you try some of Paco Soria's Coq de Leon. You can read about the various colors (Pardo is one of several) at:...
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