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Old 05-09-2011, 02:04 PM
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Default Reading Fishing the Film by Gary Borger

Perhaps its just the fact that Gary Borger tapes were the first thing I watched 25 years ago, but everything I have ever read or watched from him are all my favorites. His book 'Fishing the Film' is no exception-matter of fact I think its my favorite favorite if that makes sense, even though I've not even finished it yet. Its the first in a new serious he is writing which I understand is going to cover fishing every part of the water column and more.

I have been blessed with a hand signed copy of 'Fishing the Film" along with a personal hand written note from Mr. Borger in response to a note I sent to him.

I haven't even finished the book yet and though he wrote so that anyone (even me) can understand it I think to really get all the important information down I'm going to have to read it several times in a row and likely more after that. Its not a huge book, but getting what he shares in this book I feel will be a major key, if not the key, to becoming a genuinely accomplished fly fisherman.

I'm not sure why I wrote all that as what really prompted me to bring the book up is in one of the chapters Gary refers to the Parachute Adams as the universal emerger.

Gary says the way that fly partially sits both on top and in the film and the way it looks is the way that all caddis, mayflies, and stoneflies, look at the stage before they have fully left their shucks and are fully on the surface. I may not have explained that well.

What do you all think about the idea that the Parachute Adams is the "universal emerger?"
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Tom: I agree with your assessment of Fishing the Film, that is a great book. The Parachute Adams is a favorite fly of many fly fishermen.

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Hi Tom

I have been blessed too when I got my hands on some tapes made by Gary Borger and some casting lessons by Doug Swisher .It was in 1990 and I was luckiest kid on Earth back then
As you know I live on other side of Globe and getting something like that from States back then was not easy.I watch them over and over.....
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I have been blessed too when I got my hands on some tapes made by Gary Borger and some casting lessons by Doug Swisher .It was in 1990 and I was luckiest kid on Earth back then
As you know I live on other side of Globe and getting something like that from States back then was not easy.I watch them over and over.....
So we found something we can agree on. LOL

That is pretty cool. I'm going be taking intermediate casting lessons from Jeff Putnam on the 21st if he gets back to me letting me if there is a open spot for the class. Jeff is a local casting guru who is supposed to be one of the best.
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Back in the day (early 80s?) I remember reading a magazine article by Borger where he spoke about what as I remember he called "damp" flies, but I probably have that term wrong...
Anyway, they were a sparse soft hackle tied on a dry fly hook and meant to be fished "damp" in the surface film looking very much like a stillborn or crippled mayfly.
They're killer.... hard to see, but deadly
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Back in the day (early 80s?) I remember reading a magazine article by Borger where he spoke about what as I remember he called "damp" flies, but I probably have that term wrong...
Anyway, they were a sparse soft hackle tied on a dry fly hook and meant to be fished "damp" in the surface film looking very much like a stillborn or crippled mayfly.
They're killer.... hard to see, but deadly
He speaks of that in this book I think he called it a wet/dry fly or something like that. Like I said I'll have to read the book several times to remember everything.
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So we found something we can agree on. LOL

That is pretty cool. .
Ofcourse we agree
They both made big influence on me ....well,Doug maybe more
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I've barely dipped in to fishing the film and I'm already excited for the next book. Listening to his and jasons podcasts on AAFFir, you can hear that they are a WEALTH of knowledge.
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