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North Country spider article

Post by wsbailey » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:46 am

This article is Andrew Herd’s take on North Country spiders.

https://www.54deanstreet.it/en_US/blog/ ... y-method-9#
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by redietz » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:56 am

I saw that elsewhere. Good article, except for the unnecessary bashing of Robert Smith.
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by wsbailey » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:26 am

My thought was that not everyone here is also there.
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by wsbailey » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:04 pm

There are certain mysteries embedded in fly fishing history, particularly regarding dyes and color, that I have explored extensively. My experience with Dr. Herd and others is that they expect direct, specific, written references.
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by redietz » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:25 pm

I pretty much take anything Andrew Herd writes as gospel.

My gripe is that if you don't want to talk about somebody, don't spend a page of type explaining why you're not talking about him. Simply don't talk about him. He just mentioned Nemes in passing, for example, even though his early writing on the subject contains numerous error. He could have done the same for Smith. He complains about Smith concentrating on the Wharfedale, but so did Pritt and Edmonds & Lee, who he praises.

Again, that nit aside, it was a great article.
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by DUBBN » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:39 pm

It is kind of fun to watch feuds between so called experts.

I have never been interested in the history or traditions of any style of fly tying, or of who invented what pattern first. It gets old, fast.

It can divide a people quickly, as we are expected to choose sides. Or at the least, form an opinion as to which combatant will claim victory.

I prefer to stay neutral, but quietly prod both sides with a stick. The ensuing battle is always fun to watch.

I have to go now. Jerry Springer is on and I never miss an episode.

Today's show is about a wife that bought her husband a Tenkara rod, then found out he was seeing a woman that was in to Euro Nymphing.

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Re: North Country spider article

Post by Johnno » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:43 pm

Interesting article.. great read!

I take it that Mr Smith didn’t take the comments laying down and bit back?
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by wsbailey » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:54 pm

Johnno wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:43 pm
Interesting article.. great read!

I take it that Mr Smith didn’t take the comments laying down and bit back?
:)
I would wager money on it.
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by joaniebo » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:50 pm

Years ago, Andrew Herd had a web site called something like "A Fly FIshing History" and on the site he had bunch of videos on tying some of the old dressings. I can no longer find that site but, luckily, I was able (years ago) of downloading the videos. Some good info and some historical details I didn't know about.
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by Roadkill » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:39 pm

Enjoyed the article very much!!
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