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Forum: The Quintessential Trout 11-17-2004, 07:42 AM
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Posted By Drake
Free Fly Tying Classes - Worcester, MA

An introduction to the art of fly tying for trout is being sponsored by Greater Worcester/Central Mass Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Lower Forty Fly Shop of Worcester, MA.

The event will take...
Forum: Our Environment 05-11-2004, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,480
Posted By Drake
Flytyer, First off, I resent your...

Flytyer,

First off, I resent your implication that my posting and those of others were less than honest because we didn’t border them with flashing neon bulbs and the words “this is pure...
Forum: Our Environment 05-11-2004, 01:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,480
Posted By Drake
The NOAA draft statement does not say that fish...

The NOAA draft statement does not say that fish from a test tube are the same as wild fish.

Neither did I.

Also, niether NOAA Fisheries, Judge Hogan, or Judge Redden have said anything about...
Forum: Our Environment 05-10-2004, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,480
Posted By Drake
Fine. So a species is a species regardless of...

Fine. So a species is a species regardless of its birthplace – whether in spawning gravel or test tube. Let’s skip ahead a couple of steps…

Our rivers are now teeming with fish and that seems to...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 04-30-2004, 07:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,699
Posted By Drake
Whoops...

Thanks... I'm having a tough day. Earlier I attributed a quote from Mae West to Eleanor Roosevelt... :D
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 04-30-2004, 03:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,699
Posted By Drake
Flytyer, I stand corrected. Of course, the...

Flytyer,

I stand corrected. Of course, the case would have never made it to the 9th Circuit without the government's appeal. As a casual observer of the process, I'm left wondering about the...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 04-30-2004, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,699
Posted By Drake
Nature and politics abhor a vacuum. When...

Nature and politics abhor a vacuum. When legislators and executives fail to do their jobs, judges will step in and do it for them and the results are not always in keeping with what you’d like. ...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 08-29-2003, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By Drake
Worcester (Central MA) Trout Unlimited Meeting Sept 11

Please join us for the first meeting of the year:

Who: Worcester (Central MA) Chapter of Trout Unlimited
When: Thursday, September 11, 7:00 PM
Where: Marlboro Fish & Game Assoc. (email for...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 07-24-2003, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Drake
re: possible hex

JCC, we grow our bugs a lot bigger over here in Medfield :) Don't have much photo capability for a close up of a mayfly, but if I find another, I'll give it a try. If you have access to the book...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 07-22-2003, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Drake
Not a bad guess on my part... just measured one...

Not a bad guess on my part... just measured one at 2 3/8 " not accounting for the curvature of the tails. Fore and hind wings are the same color of yellow, almost with a flourescent or neon quality....
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 07-22-2003, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Drake
BigDave, it was a good size. As I look at the...

BigDave, it was a good size. As I look at the ruler in front of me, I'd say about 2 1/2" head to tips of tails. If I can find another one I'll get a more accurate measurement.
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 07-22-2003, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Drake
Question Mass Mayfly ID

Wasn't sure where to post this...

The Charles River runs 30 feet wide about 1/8 mile through the woods behind my house. At about this spot, the river makes its final decision to transition from...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-10-2003, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By Drake
Thumbs up Couldn't agree more... About a year ago, I sent...

Couldn't agree more... About a year ago, I sent mine back to them for replacement soles after years of trying the job myself or taking my boots to local shoe repair shops. I can't say enough for...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 05-29-2003, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Drake
Hi Craig, There are some real basic...

Hi Craig,

There are some real basic schematics of the proposed ladder that I will be sure we have on the 12th. As far as anything like an artist's rendition of the final design, that is still a...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 05-28-2003, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Drake
John, thanks for the welcome and I will get you...

John, thanks for the welcome and I will get you the information.

I should have also mentioned that our last chapter meeting of the current year will be held on June 12 on the Quinnie (we meet on...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 05-28-2003, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Drake
Hello and thanks for your interest in the Quinnie...

Hello and thanks for your interest in the Quinnie fish ladder project. This is my first post to this board, so bear with me - hopefully this will come out looking as I intend - although I've been...
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