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by PhilA
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Quote of the Day
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day... “ The memory of an old angler is rich with innumerable spoils and trophies of the past; it is vivid, detailed, exact. Something in the nature of the sport makes our angling memories more enduring than others. . . . Every observation he has ever made in fishing, however minute, ha...
by PhilA
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: New Cochybondu or Coch-y-bondu?
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: New Cochybondu or Coch-y-bondu?

Dana,
That is a Coch-y-Beautiful cape!
Phil
by PhilA
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Blue Winged Olive
Replies: 23
Views: 191

Re: Blue Winged Olive

When any of the many species of small olive or brown-olive mayflies with gray wings are about on my home waters, this pattern works very well when tied in a matching size and fished either deeply or near the surface...

Skues' Iron Blue Nymph:
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by PhilA
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Quote of the Day
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Quote of the Day

" To take large fish that are shy is the acme of sport. A day now and then on preserved waters crowded with fish eager for your flies is a pleasant novelty, but for real sport, give us free water where the trout are critical, hard to please, and highly valued when caught ." --Theodore Gordon in Amer...
by PhilA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: New Cochybondu or Coch-y-bondu?
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: New Cochybondu or Coch-y-bondu?

I hope that's an Arabica bean. Ethiopian or Guatemalan would be my favorite.

Phil
by PhilA
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: G E M Skues posting on Flymph Forum.
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: G E M Skues posting on Flymph Forum.

Skues' writings are absolutely beautiful. Eloquent, clever and, at times, mischievous. He has no equals in the fly angling literature. A joy to read! dd and others, Accompanying the Skues quote of the day is the Skues quiz of the day: Without consulting references, in what city was G.E.M. Skues born...
by PhilA
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Francis M. Walbran North Country Flies
Replies: 16
Views: 233

Re: Francis M. Walbran North Country Flies

Greenwell John, this is a most excellent find. I didn't know naathing about this list and am very excited. Now I have to find me a Fog Black bullfinch for my grayling. PhilA, did you notice the coch-y-bondhu spelling? :o Could not sleep. Had to check this post. dd Most excellent indeed! Thanks John...
by PhilA
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: substitute for Pearsall's Primrose Gossamer
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: substitute for Pearsall's Primrose Gossamer

<r><QUOTE author="bearbutt" post_id="93667" time="1550341449" user_id="2254"><s>[quote=bearbutt post_id=93667 time=1550341449 user_id=2254]</s> Paul, it was good meeting you at the Badger show. Thanks for the YLI reference. When Phil was spinning for us, I think he was using yet another silk--rather...
by PhilA
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks
Replies: 26
Views: 498

Re: Up Eye Dry Fly Hooks

zen, After admiring many of the hooks on this forum, I recently bought some up-eye hooks from swellcat's link above (Ebay seller "HardyDeluxe"). The hooks I received are "Maruto d18", which is a Japanese brand new to me. They are pretty good hooks and reasonably priced ($3/pkg25). The fit and finish...
by PhilA
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Phil Anderson's magic
Replies: 34
Views: 714

Re: Phil Anderson's magic

I am fascinated by that Neversink Skater. If Bearbutt (Joe G) tied it my compliments it is gorgeous. Tom ;) Tom, My understanding is that the Bivisible Skater Joe is about to kiss in that photo was tied by Hewitt. However, Joe tied the box of four Skaters. I think he searched the world over for spa...