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by Mike62
Sat Sep 24, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: Art Flick book...
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Art Flick book...

I just finished reading, "Art Flick, Catskill Legend" by Roger Keckeissen. I had seen a copy in Ken Callahan's latest catalog and bought it. I'm glad I did. The author, Roger Keckeissen, had never written a book before, never even thought about it. His claim to fame was being able to recit...
by Mike62
Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Diamondback Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Diamondback Rod

Howdy All; Had to work around as I got a 404 not found when I went to follow the link Mike provided. I shortened the address to just Al's web site, which still functions. Then re-read the link's address and found when it was posted to the blog. Sept. 2016. Then it was an easy scroll to find it. I s...
by Mike62
Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Diamondback Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Diamondback Rod

Our recently departed friend, Alan Petrucci (BrkTrt) was a huge fan of the glass rods made by 'Cane & Silk'. His site is still and being maintained if you want to read his thinking on them. https://www.caneandsilk.com/fiberglass-fly-rodshttp://smallstreamreflections.blogspot.com/2016/09/cane-and...
by Mike62
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Partridge and orange comparison
Replies: 20
Views: 2019

Re: Partridge and orange comparison

The older I get, the more boring my tying becomes. Where once I tied trippy, Timothy Leary flies, I now fall into a more Bob Wyatt-y camp: size, shape, and posture, mean more to me than color. I'm not negating colors impact as a component, we know trout see in color, I'm just going on what seems to...
by Mike62
Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Gray Ghost Soft Hackle
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Gray Ghost Soft Hackle

God, I hate that hook, but you make it look really good. That's a very intriguing pattern, I may have to steal it.

That hook is my personal Kryptonite...
by Mike62
Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Fluorescent Green
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Fluorescent Green

I tie the same fly, ...yours looks so much better. Nicely done, Norm.
by Mike62
Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: The Guileless Trout
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Re: The Guileless Trout

letumgo wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:07 pm Mike - Done. I've rotated the picture and updated the link, but cannot get rid of the original attachment (saved under your user account).

Congrats on the new book. I look forward to your review. ;)
Thank you, Ray.
by Mike62
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: The Guileless Trout
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Re: The Guileless Trout

Ray, can you turn this damn picture right ways up, please? Thank you.

REE, I've got a couple of books ahead of it but I'll put a review up when I get it finished.
by Mike62
Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: The Guileless Trout
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

The Guileless Trout

I have been trying to get a copy of this book for a long time now. Ken Callahan found a very good copy for me in England last month, and it finally arrived yesterday. Looking forward to it. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AL9nZEXU1CtLI9tZ541Q4NSkfLYJNYZLT_l4azu4L3DAfyqvSeoyJS2a94MSwzEcgG88WTFpz...
by Mike62
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs
Replies: 70
Views: 64626

Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Do we credit the late Al Troth with the 'Americanization' of Sawyer's nymph? I've fished both versions, Sawyer's and the variation, and I'm with Wayne; the PT, in it's original garb, gets out-fished every time. That being said, I still tie Sawyer's version (sort of) just because it's fun, ...and it ...