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04-20-2003 10:53 AM
piano concerto?

Should be (bag) pipes, or at least traditional Scottish fiddle music
04-19-2003 09:47 PM
pmflyfisher Ensure the room is quiet where your PC is located, find a nice comfortable chair, have your favorite beverage ready, click on the above link, and sit back and enjoy the piano concerto and beautiful spey flies.

Beautiful touch !

The music was just added in the last couple of days.

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04-15-2003 06:07 PM
Hal - just checking...

There's an old saying when I am camping. It defines "fishing creel" as a funny dance done on the way to the tent after imbibing too much Yukon Jack!:hehe:

04-15-2003 04:54 PM
pmflyfisher Bobk

Camping on the B'kill, I'm envious. Are you going in early June thats the time as I remember for the Hendricksons and Red Quills hatch ?

Did I ever tell you about the afternoon I picked off about 8 nice 13-15 inch browns during a henny hatch. Working upstream through this long pool picked off each one that was rising in their different feeding stations.

One of those memorable trout fishing days when the hatch was on you had the right fly and everything went right.

Released them all of course.

Don't worry I can handle hard core camping, you don't think I am a winny poo do you.


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04-08-2003 06:39 PM

My lights never went out (except a few times for a minute at a time). Had my youngest daughter, her husband, and their kids here for a few days, as their power was gone. Lights were on for one block north of me - but that was it! The rest of the power was off from there to Lake O. (about 10+ miles north), and spotty south of here. STILL a lot of people without electricity - probably until this weekend.

I had my kerosene heater filled, and my (camping) propane lantern and propane stove ready to go. I just MAY pick up a generator after the rush dies down - maybe this fall when the prices come back to normal, and they are gathering dust in the stores. Surprising how many people don't think of emergencies until they happen. BTW, also make sure you have a CO monitor handy when running these things - a surprising number of people have died during this time by using an UNVENTED generator - kerosene and propane can do the same thing! Make sure you know what you are doing!

My daughter's power was off for almost three days, but fortunately, my other daughter's power was OK, otherwise we would have had problems sleeping like sardines in a can!

Looked like a war zone out there, with trees down everywhere, and wires hanging all over the place.

To add insult to injury, it snowed 4+ inches last night, and flurries all day today. Weird weather!

Hopefully, it will warm up permanently this weekend!

I hope to give you a report on fishing, once the streams go down after this latest input.


PS - Hal, will keep you informed on my trip to the B'kill - maybe you would be interested in joining ??? I will warn you - I will be camping, will be eating canned chili, drinking some snakebite medicine, (even have a jar of snakes in case I can't find any) and I snore! But it IS a chance to sit around a fire, cuss, not shave, not wash every five minutes, loudly release gas, tell raunchy jokes, and also get some excellent dry fly fishing on "hallowed" water!
04-08-2003 04:16 PM
pmflyfisher No not out here yet.

Nothing like it should be, I will be coming out to your Lake Ontario tribs soon for the steelies and browns if it does not turn around here.

Are the lights on their yet, see you are in a state of emergency up there.

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04-08-2003 03:57 PM
Traffic flow....

Traffic is down because everybody is too busy catchin' fish, not just talkin' about it!

04-08-2003 03:33 PM
pmflyfisher Its pretty quiet there now, I think the traffic is way down compared to what it used to be.

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04-08-2003 02:29 PM
removed_by_request It is not hard to track someone down, if the system logs your IP like TSS does. Thats why I would never post there, along with the stupid infighting amongest user's.

Hopefully they will not find this fortress of solitude.
04-08-2003 01:47 PM
pmflyfisher Really, you never know who is who in cyber world, do you ?

Things are still slow up north in WI and MI compared to what they normally should be at this time.


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04-08-2003 01:12 PM
removed_by_request You are supervisor, at least you said you were a while back.

Check TSS twice a month to see what is up, don't have a handle there and never will.
04-08-2003 10:09 AM
pmflyfisher My Spey flies look nothing like those by purpose. They are going to end up in a log jam or tree anyway so ones that beautiful are not practical for me. If I could tie them that nice I could never fish them effectively, not taking the needed deep drift risks to reach the fish.

See you have been at TSS also.

Who is the Supervisor ?

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04-08-2003 05:54 AM
juro If you get the chance, check out Topher Browne's excellent article on the 16 true Spey flies in Art of Angling Magazine, Vol 1 Issue 2. All flies were tied by Topher with the exception of the Syd Glasso patterns also appear in the beautiful color photos.

Man do we have some exceptional tyers on board!
04-08-2003 05:24 AM
removed_by_request Been hanging out at TSS, eh supervisor?

You should be tying those flys now not when you retire, you may not be able to fish them.

I can tie 50 nice speys for $70($1.20 each), thats using good materials, if I buy in larger numbers it probably goes down to a $1.00 each. Not too bad a price...
04-08-2003 12:38 AM
flytyer Hal-

Dee Flies fish very well in the colder water of late fall through spring. They have what Alec Jackson calls the illusion of bulk, while not being bulky. And they can be tied on any good quality limerick bend 6x to 8x streamer hook in large sizes. The loop eye limerick streamer hooks tie a very nice Dee Fly.

Also, the Alec Jackson Blind Eye Spey Hook and the Partridge Blind Eye Barleet Hook tie very nice Dee Flies. Tie the blind eye hooks with 20 ro 25 pound test braided mono loop as the eye. Provided the mono loop is tied over 1/3rd or more of the hook, it will not pull off, and it provides for great fly action when you tie your tippet to the braided mono loop.

The Gold Riach is a good fly to use in the fall for steelhead here in the northwest when the river temps start to drop in mid to late October.

There are even double wing versions of most Dee Flies. These were and are tied when one does not have feathers of sufficient length to tie either the wing or the mobile body hackle.

Two of my favorite Dee Flies are the Akroyd and the Avon.
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