Dark Sinixt

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UC Steve
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Re: Dark Sinixt

Post by UC Steve » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:49 am

letumgo wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:04 pm
Steve,

Do you know if any of Thompson’s journals are available online? Sounds interesting.

I love the comments about switching out the silk color to cover a wide range of insects. Brilliant.
Ray, there's a few books about Thompson in print, & I haven't read them all. 'Sources of the River' by Jack Nisbet is an excellent account of Thompson, containing many entries from his journal. Clean, engaging writing. I know Jack pretty well, he is a NE Washington local who writes a column in a regional publication I contribute to occasionally. He is the best living authority on the history of the Columbia Plateau that I know of. Looks like you can get a soft-cover from Amazon for about 13 bucks. I've read it twice. The first time I was so enthralled I couldn't put it down, so as soon as it was done I started over again, going slower & savoring it.

The guy who's story I'd like to get fleshed out is Colonel Carey, the transplanted Yorkshireman who 'invented' the Carey Special. Anybody got any information on him?
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Re: Dark Sinixt

Post by wsbailey » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:42 am

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Re: Dark Sinixt

Post by narcodog » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:08 am

I never knew about eating tar but my grandfather used a bar of tar shampoo to wash his hair.
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Re: Dark Sinixt

Post by UC Steve » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:59 pm

narcodog wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:08 am
I never knew about eating tar but my grandfather used a bar of tar shampoo to wash his hair.
Now we're really going off the edge: working ingredient in Head & Shoulders is extracted from tar.

BTW, love the beer quote. 8-)
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Re: Dark Sinixt

Post by daringduffer » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:12 pm

UC Steve wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:21 pm
.... Looks like everything though. Orange silk could make a March Brown; claret silk, a passable Iron or Iso; tan or yellow silk, a Hendrickson...
I love it, "Iron Blue Sinixt", people will scratch their heads when you tell them what you are catching on. You can change the silk or the dubbing or the hackle or...
Perfect!

I am going to tie an "Altered Light Sinixt". It will become a modern "Usual". :o

dd
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Re: Dark Sinixt

Post by UC Steve » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:31 am

daringduffer wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:12 pm
UC Steve wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:21 pm
.... Looks like everything though. Orange silk could make a March Brown; claret silk, a passable Iron or Iso; tan or yellow silk, a Hendrickson...
I am going to tie an "Altered Light Sinixt". It will become a modern "Usual". :o

dd
Yup. The 'Usual'. 'At's what I was afraid of. Far too much compression. ;)
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Re: Dark Sinixt

Post by Bazzer69 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:46 pm

UC Steve wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:24 am
Old Hat wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:31 pm
Reminds me of a wingless Devils Crook. Beautiful fly.

My mother grew up in Pittsfield, MA. She just told us how as kids they would follow the tar trucks and chew on the tar. Seems Spruce gum would have been a better choice.
Thanks Carl. Yes, it does look like a Devils Cruik, & would probably fish for it.

Wow. My mom was a tar chewer as well. Haven't tried it though -- I guess it's the acquired taste of those who walked, shoeless, 6 miles to school in blinding snow. Our elders were tough people & black licorice was an expensive luxury.
I was born many moons ago in Portsmouth England. It was a poor navy dockyard city. On my way home from school if there was roadworks going on I’d grab a piece of tar to chew. It was real tar those days not the byproduct of oil refiners. I really liked it!
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Re: Dark Sinixt

Post by Bazzer69 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:50 pm

I had a Finnish girlfriend once, I always knew they were a strange race
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Re: Dark Sinixt

Post by wsbailey » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:04 pm

Samuel Adams makes a smoked lager which I like. When I cook down pine tar to make pitch it smells like a campfire. I think I should try some peaty wisky.
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Re: Dark Sinixt

Post by daringduffer » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:56 pm

Try Laphroaig!

dd
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