Upstream Wet Fly

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Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Post by letumgo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:43 pm

John - Seeing the parabolic arc of the fly line in the diagram reminded me of several photos I'd take when fishing with some of our flymph brethren. One of the thing that had caught my attention, was seeing how carefully the line was controlled during their drift...a skill I am still learning to emulate.

Here is a picture of Chris Stewart (tenkarabum) fishing:
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William Anderson presenting wingless wets:
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Ruard Janssen:
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Eric Kelly (smuggler):
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Unfortunately I do not seem to have any pictures of you, Bill or Lance during the drift. It seems like all the photos I had you guys was while you were catching fish. :D ;)

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Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Post by Greenwell » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:13 pm

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Here's one of me casting in 1986 on De Puy's Spring Creek, fishing a PT nymph upstream. Whatever happened to that handsome young guy?
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Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Post by ForumGhillie » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:34 pm

Awesome photos guys!! It helps me picture all you guys.

John, nice hat!!

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Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Post by Boris » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:28 am

Greenwell wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:13 pm
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Here's one of me casting in 1986 on De Puy's Spring Creek, fishing a PT nymph upstream. Whatever happened to that handsome young guy?
John, we were all young and hansome once, now we are only handsome!
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Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Post by tie2fish » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:27 am

Only fair to show Ray on the water as well ...

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Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Post by letumgo » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:58 pm

:D ;) Thanks Bill.

Boris - I cracked up when I read your comment. Funny. :lol:

John - Is the hat considered a river keepers hat, or a ghillie hat? Either way, I love the style and look.
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Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Post by Greenwell » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:02 pm

John - Is the hat considered a river keepers hat, or a ghillie hat? Either way, I love the style and look.
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It was called a "British Fishing Helmet" of all things. Similar to a Deerstalker but not exactly the same. Orvis sold them way back. It was the best fishing hat I've ever owned and I wore it until it fell apart. Never seen another quite like it.
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Here's another photo of me wearing that hat. Do you know who the other angler is?
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Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Post by daringduffer » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:26 pm

It must be Ernie.

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Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Post by Boris » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:20 pm

Wasn't Earnie known for his Bavarian hat also!

I've seen very few photos of him hatless over the years.

Someone's got to say it, Ray, in case there are any illusions. :lol:
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Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Post by Greenwell » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:40 pm

Wasn't Earnie known for his Bavarian hat also!

I've seen very few photos of him hatless over the years.

Someone's got to say it, Ray, in case there are any illusions. :lol:
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