Phil Anderson's magic

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Re: Phil Anderson's magic

Post by ForumGhillie » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:29 pm

JGF24 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Newbie here - blame the Forum Ghillie...

Very cool thread, especially interesting to see the Datus Proper stuff. I share Phil's admiration for What the Trout Said. I've lent that book to more people than any other fishing book and I read it every few years.

Wish I'd have made the show but after so much travel and driving lately, a lazy Saturday at the vise with a few cups of coffee won out.
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Re: Phil Anderson's magic

Post by Bazzer69 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:42 pm

Now that’s a travelling fly tying kit I would like to copy.
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Re: Phil Anderson's magic

Post by letumgo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:48 am

Welcome aboard Jason. Nice to meet you.
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Re: Phil Anderson's magic

Post by gingerdun » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:58 am

Wonderful thread, wonderful images!
Thank you.
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Re: Phil Anderson's magic

Post by Theroe » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:23 am

letumgo wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:31 am
Best. Post. Ever.

Gotta collect them all, is right. Those cards are an absolutely brilliant idea. (Phil - Do you sell those? I’m definitely interested! If you do.)

That dyed partridge is so beautiful. Buying two was a great idea.

Thank you very much for sharing these pictures. What a great event.

PS - the gossip cracked me up. :lol: :lol: :lol: :D ;)
And a BIG ONE ++
Those trading cards are absolutely fantastic-who wouldn’t want them?
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Re: Phil Anderson's magic

Post by ForumGhillie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:14 pm

Theroe wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:23 am
letumgo wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:31 am
Best. Post. Ever.

Gotta collect them all, is right. Those cards are an absolutely brilliant idea. (Phil - Do you sell those? I’m definitely interested! If you do.)

That dyed partridge is so beautiful. Buying two was a great idea.

Thank you very much for sharing these pictures. What a great event.

PS - the gossip cracked me up. :lol: :lol: :lol: :D ;)
And a BIG ONE ++
Those trading cards are absolutely fantastic-who wouldn’t want them?
If the cards are signed by PhilA the values go up dramatically!! ;)

I never noticed until this photo of Obi-Wan Bearbutt that his beard would make a killer wing on the famous WI Pass Lake fly pattern. :lol:

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BTW, I am already plotting my secret pattern for next Badger Spring Opener.
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Re: Phil Anderson's majic

Post by swellcat » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:19 pm

I am already plotting my secret pattern for next Badger Spring Opener.

Maybe make it a little more challenging on them — woolly bugger?
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Re: Phil Anderson's magic

Post by upstatetrout » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:28 pm

I am fascinated by that Neversink Skater. If
Bearbutt (Joe G) tied it my compliments it is gorgeous.

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Re: Phil Anderson's magic

Post by ForumGhillie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:18 pm

upstatetrout wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:28 pm
I am fascinated by that Neversink Skater. If
Bearbutt (Joe G) tied it my compliments it is gorgeous.

Tom ;)
I have several of Beatbutt's Neversink Skaters and they look just like in the PhilA's photo. Bearbutt and PhilA are both excellent fly tiers, just like you are Tom.
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Re: Phil Anderson's magic

Post by PhilA » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:29 pm

ForumGhillie wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:14 pm
BTW, I am already plotting my secret pattern for next Badger Spring Opener.
Uh-oh. I inadvertently threw down the gauntlet concerning "Name That Fly". We're probably in for trouble next year. Something very, very obscure.


ForumGhillie wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:14 pm
If the cards are signed by PhilA the values go up dramatically!! ;)
Remember, ten times zero is still zero.



It appears that other admirers of Datus Proper frequent here, so I'll add my remaining photos of his fly tying travel kit...

The leather "Common Sense" fly book in remarkably good condition:
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More dubbings. Note the Hendrickson, Green Drake, and (my personal favorite) Skues' Sherry Spinner, a dubbing just waiting for some Gossamer color No.6B. My guess is that "L.D.O." dubbing is for the "Large Dark Olive" of spring, which is another Skues fly.
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Another page of feathers, including half of a medium dun hen cape:
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Hairs, I presume for wings:
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Flies. I count at least 5 flies and 2 (maybe 3) leaders. Thus, they appear to be rigged as casts of two or three. I should have looked under the flap, but I was befuddled with disbelief of what I was holding.
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