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  1. Reminds me of some of the inspirations you have in your artwork.
  2. Didn't take any fish pictures-just a couple of the Mrs. fishing. Started out the New Year catching a couple more than she did. Had one touching moment. I was running low on a streamer pattern and she actually gave me a couple extras! Was like a New Years Day miracle. Think the wind late in he day affected her fish count otherwise she's tough to out fish.
  3. She guards those scud and egg patterns like momma griizzly. Guess Rick is napping or we'd have heard from him by now!
  4. Probably that same secret colored gray scud that he gave my wife ,Susie that one trip. Now, I'm going to have to check her vest to see if she's using a boga grip also.
  5. Hey Doug, did he catch that trout on a Boga grip! I knew he was good but that good?
  6. Wife, Susie and I hit Montauk yesterday for 4 hours. Only fished the campground area but caught enough rainbows to enjoy the trip. Cool at the start but considering it was the 23rd of December, it was a good day to take the Mrs. I ended up catching 28 and Susie a few less with several 15" rainbows and several 10" fish. Warmed to the low 60's by the time we headed back to the old Lead Belt.
  7. I really do like he UV Ice Dub-even that weird gray that Laker and Corky used to put on a seminar at outlet 2 on Taneycomo years ago. The glo bug yarn I do like better in the original colors. We were diving home from a fishing trip out West and stopped at the Sydney, Ne. Cabelas. Wife came out of the "Bargain Cave" with 5 bags of the original egg yarn in her favorite color. Asked why so many and she figured it was on closeout for a reason and 1/2 price. The UV has more of a shine to it under the light. It seems to work better but that may be because we use it more when fishing egg patterns.
  8. So, several years ago, we are staying at RRResort in one of their new cabins for the trout season opener. Had a fine meal and we were sitting around the big table when one of the older Dad's in the group gets out his newest fly boxes. He doesn't tie but usually pays for the necessary materials for his nephew to tie for him. As he was showing off all of his latest additions to his fly box, I asked him what this one particular pattern was. His response was"that's the egg pattern that Susie catches all those fish on". And I replied "no it's not, it's the wrong color." I had a UV light for curing some Loon products and showed him the difference in the old material and the new UV yarn. His nephew was trying to get me to drop the conversation but it just wasn't going to happen. Next thing, Danny gets out his box of newly tied scuds. Again I asked "what are those scuds". He replied" those are those awesome possum scud patterns that you've been tying". Here we go again as I replied that's not the color we've been catching them on. Either color of those patters would've caught fish. Now the nephew is scrambling to come up with the excuses for tying a bunch of flies in the wrong colors. We ended up walking thru the woods about 100 yards to Tim's so I could help Danny get the "right " colors. He bought several packages of each material and a new fly box. He also told the nephew to fill the new box with flies. Sometimes the things we don't tie end up biting one in the fanny.
  9. I assumed Sandy got the best looking flies and you got the "2nds".
  10. They were keeping it a secret from me.Not sure where Laker came up with the material-thinking maybe an auction or rummage sale. The secret fly he's talking about that took all those browns has appeared in several fly fishing magazines over the years. And it has worked well on some big trout.
  11. After the 3 day C&R opening weekend, I got an express order from the Mrs. for some sized 16-18 scuds. Like Laker, most of the patterns were some shade of gray plus some brown/beige colored ones. Next up appears to be some RFSQ nymphs with and without bead heads. Might even tie some of those secret gray scuds that Laker gave to the Mrs. to fish and neglected to share with me. As they both pounded the fish in the main outlet at BSSP. 😂
  12. I took a fishing buddy for his first time visit to BSSP in 1986. The first 3 holes I sent him to ,he saw a fish bigger than anything he'd caught in 20 years of fishing. Decided to walk zone 1 and see what was in the stream. It wasn't dredged out like it has been for years now. We fished upstream and counted 27 fish that were easily over 3#.He smoked and was so shook he had trouble lighting his cigarette. Evidently the MCD's plan they surveyed for in 2003 has failed. I took that survey but don't remember if it was a 10 or 20 year plan to grow more and bigger fish.
  13. Wonder who was the most nervous-anxious, Bill or his friend handling the net. Super job evidently by both!
  14. Bravo! Enjoyed the battle. Don't get that type of entertainment at many fishing resorts.
  15. Tough day at Montauk today with small fish and not a lot of fish in the stream. A little bit of color but good sight fishing water. Wife Susie,old college buddy and I fished the campground for 6 hours and might have totaled 30 fish. Caught a couple 10" brown trout and missed an 18" rainbow. Nice day to fish regardless especially if the weather forecast is anything close to what the folks are predicting.
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