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Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-12-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By Topher Browne
Warren

Warren Duncan was simply the best fly tier that I have ever seen. He was an even finer human being.

I spent several weeks tying with the man at his fly shop on the Hickey Road in St. John, N.B....
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 12-01-2005, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,661
Posted By Topher Browne
I was fishing on the Deschutes earlier this month...

I was fishing on the Deschutes earlier this month with my buddies "Spey Bubba" (Way Yin) and Greg Pearson.

Interestingly, all three of us were fishing completely different kits. Way was on a...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 10-18-2005, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By Topher Browne
C.K., Few fish pull as hard as a Cains River...

C.K.,

Few fish pull as hard as a Cains River hookbill...real bulldogs.

I'll miss this year's Catt Clave, but hope to see you again at next year's version of the same.

tb
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-21-2005, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By Topher Browne
Cool Topic

Hey Riveraddict,

My fishin' buddy Greg Pearson swings soft hackles for trout with great success on his Scott 12' #6 wt.; it works well when imitating pupating caddis flies, or when the trout are...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-20-2005, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,200
Posted By Topher Browne
McIntyre, Really superb tie; you nailed the...

McIntyre,

Really superb tie; you nailed the proportions, and the color scheme is way cool.

Question for you:

Do more Scandinavians prefer tubes WITHOUT coneheads (i.e. Hakan Norling's...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-19-2005, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,841
Posted By Topher Browne
Everyone that I fish with in Labrador--Canadians...

Everyone that I fish with in Labrador--Canadians one and all--puts two hitches directly UNDER the eye of an up-turned salmon iron; it fishes the same from both sides of the river, and solves the...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-02-2005, 09:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,404
Posted By Topher Browne
The requirement to participate in the many ZEC...

The requirement to participate in the many ZEC draws AND hire a guide/outfitter would seem an undue hardship for ANYONE who wishes to fish "La Belle Provence" (Quebec).

For most Americans and many...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-09-2004, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By Topher Browne
I am super happy with my HMH Tube Vise and...

I am super happy with my HMH Tube Vise and premium mandrels. I use both products for all my tube fly-tying. I also use HMH tubes, mostly the Cut-To-Length tubes: they are extremely versatile.
...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-07-2004, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,151
Posted By Topher Browne
Hi Charlie, Make sure you fish those tubes...

Hi Charlie,

Make sure you fish those tubes on a floater, certainly nothing faster than an intermediate sink tip. They are far too nice to lose!
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-04-2004, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,154
Posted By Topher Browne
Hooks

Except when fishing a 'riffling hitch,' I gave up on all up-eye salmon hooks years ago. Lost too many fish.

For a single hooks, I now use the down-eye Mustad #3906 or Mustad #3399, depending on...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 10-24-2004, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,569
Posted By Topher Browne
Favorite Fly Tyers

For Full-Dressed Salmon Flies, Paul Schmookler is the finest I have seen.

For Spey-style flies, Bob Veverka has influenced me more than any other.

For speed, sense of proportion, and all-around...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-11-2004, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,116
Posted By Topher Browne
If fisheries with exceedingly healthy runs such...

If fisheries with exceedingly healthy runs such as the Ponoi (Kola Peninsula) or the Rio Grande (TDF) mandate and practice nearly universal Catch & Release, why would a Scottish river--its run of...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-13-2004, 01:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,840
Posted By Topher Browne
Hi Gardener, You raise some very interesting...

Hi Gardener,

You raise some very interesting points, as always.

With the virtual elimination of a commercial fishery for Atlantic salmon of North American origin, many rivers experienced a...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-12-2004, 10:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,840
Posted By Topher Browne
One More Question

Thanks Gardener...Hi Paul and Malcolm,

Interesting discussion. It sounds like indiscriminate drift netting is a significant issue; the more discriminate and smaller "net and cobble" fishery in...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-12-2004, 01:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,840
Posted By Topher Browne
Hi Gardener, What are "draft nets in...

Hi Gardener,

What are "draft nets in estuaries" (we don't have those over here as far as I know), and how selective are they?

Thanks, TB
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-12-2004, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By Topher Browne
Hi again, Salmon Chaser! Missed your p.m....

Hi again, Salmon Chaser!

Missed your p.m. the first time around! Corey M. is not a guy you want to follow through the pool! We're headed to Labrador together for two weeks in July.

See you on...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-12-2004, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By Topher Browne
Hi Salmon Chaser, I'll second everything you...

Hi Salmon Chaser,

I'll second everything you say: the runs were up everywhere I fished (Gaspesie, Nova Scotia); let's hope, as you say, it's not a temporary bump but rather a turning of the...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-11-2004, 09:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,521
Posted By Topher Browne
Hi Paul, Cameron is not returning my phone...

Hi Paul,

Cameron is not returning my phone calls since she hooked up with Justin Timberlake, who--after his stunt at the Super Bowl with Janet Jackson two weekends ago--may be on the way out. If...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-06-2004, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By Topher Browne
Dam Bustin'

As reported in the Winter 2003 Issue of the Atlantic Salmon Journal:

"Pennsylvania Power & Light will sell the Veazie, Great Works and Howland Dams on the lower Penobscot River for $25 million to...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-03-2003, 11:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,493
Posted By Topher Browne
Riveraddict, The early season (first three...

Riveraddict,

The early season (first three weeks of June) in Quebec is certainly the best time of the year for "search" type fishing. Dec Hogan found the three rivers he fished very similar in...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-02-2003, 05:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,493
Posted By Topher Browne
Riveraddict, I ain't a low water kinda' guy,...

Riveraddict,

I ain't a low water kinda' guy, and I never figured you for the type to fret about fly size. I like water up in the trees, the more the merrier; don't like to know where they are,...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-01-2003, 03:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,493
Posted By Topher Browne
Fly Size

Riveraddict,

To continue the movie motif (and speaking purely about myself):

As his cellmate in "Trading Places" says to Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy), "It ain't cool to be no jive turkey...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 11-27-2003, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By Topher Browne
Suggested Winter Reading

W.G. et al.,

Philip Green was British Armed Services Retired; he wrote "New Angles On Salmon Fishing" (Allen & Unwin, London, 1984) in a fishing hut, I believe, at Woodend on the Aberdeenshire Dee...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-26-2003, 12:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,493
Posted By Topher Browne
W.G., I am a fan of Philip Green; I think he...

W.G.,

I am a fan of Philip Green; I think he had the game pretty well figured out.

Regards,

TB
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-26-2003, 12:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,493
Posted By Topher Browne
If the length of Riveraddict's post is any gauge,...

If the length of Riveraddict's post is any gauge, the Skagit is still blown.....

Here's a little bit of devil's advocate for all concerned:

If one presumes that the fly, when fished on a swing,...
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