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by letumgo
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: New Book/"The Wanderings of a Mountain Fly Fisher" by Ed Ostapczuk ("Esopus Ed")
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: New Book/"The Wanderings of a Mountain Fly Fisher" by Ed Ostapczuk ("Esopus Ed")

Terryll (Fishnkilts) - I thought of you while reading this book. On page 22 Ed tells a story about the Rio Grand King wet fly, like you recently posted. " In September of 1992, the late Bill Kelly caught a fifteen-and-a-half pound brown on a size 6 Rio Grand King wet fly. " I can see why y...
by letumgo
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: New Book/"The Wanderings of a Mountain Fly Fisher" by Ed Ostapczuk ("Esopus Ed")
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: New Book/"The Wanderings of a Mountain Fly Fisher" by Ed Ostapczuk ("Esopus Ed")

Lou,

I remember reading Ed's first book while on travel in China a number of years ago. I can clearly remember sitting in the Beijing airport, laughing loudly as I read his story about the sunbather. Still makes me laugh.
by letumgo
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: New Book/"The Wanderings of a Mountain Fly Fisher" by Ed Ostapczuk ("Esopus Ed")
Replies: 4
Views: 62

New Book/"The Wanderings of a Mountain Fly Fisher" by Ed Ostapczuk ("Esopus Ed")

Last week I found out about a brand new book by Ed Ostapczuk, entitled "The Wanderings of a Mountain Fly Fisher - Tales from a Catskill Eddy and Other Trout Waters"/ISBN 978-1-954744-68-4/Published by Epigraph Books. Having read (and loved) Ed's prior book, I immediately ordered a copy of ...
by letumgo
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Lisenring's March brown
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Lisenring's March brown

Fin-tastic! ;) I enjoyed reading your post, and seeing your finished flies. I’m sure Big Jim would have approved of the profile and construction. Natural imitation and, as you say, durability were hallmarks of his patterns. Nice to see discussion of the Leisenring’s construction methods. The benefit...
by letumgo
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Doing better
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Doing better

Lovely winged wet fly. Nice to see you keeping after it, and getting everything dialed in. Kudos. ;)
by letumgo
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Woodcock and Orange
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: Woodcock and Orange

Now that is a “hunter” pattern! Great stuff Bill! ;)
by letumgo
Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Royal Pheasant Tail (variant)
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Royal Pheasant Tail (variant)

Thanks guys. I've gotten in the habit of photographing my sets, whenever we have swaps. I just capture each step with my cell phone, then upload to Google Images for sharing. Ron - I am especially fond of reinforcing herl by counter wrapping with the tying thread. It gives a very durable body. I was...
by letumgo
Sat Jul 30, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Royal Pheasant Tail (variant)
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Royal Pheasant Tail (variant)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AL9nZEUB2PZgPGsZm-pRIssjNq_Tt8NLqjl6x5JgCFvb6KK2TmOKQkWkHceA9YNcgUQ2wDafOEzx-8RPD258sogSyoDk6Ub2xaL3qR0wfVkcQTepoc8Cp3G9NKwk-tQeD9SbcLeYIHbPSsTHoVon0_dRxCLiAA=w1250-h937-no?authuser=0 Royal Pheasant Tail Nymph (variant) Hook - Curved Scud (Size 12) Thread - 8/0 ...
by letumgo
Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Talleurs Pea-Ca-Bou Brown Nymph
Replies: 19
Views: 11345

Re: Talleurs Pea-Ca-Bou Brown Nymph

Bumping an old post to show the fly Doug is tying for our current swap. I can tell you from personal experience, that it is a terrific fishing pattern.
by letumgo
Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Nymphs
Topic: Rickard's AP emerger
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Rickard's AP emerger

DarrellP wrote: Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:05 pm Thanks. Put too thick of a tail on the first one.
Easily adjusted on the stream. I’d fish them both, without hesitation, and expect them to catch trout.

Thumbs up!