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Forum: The Lodge Den 01-03-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By gt05254
Re: The Beard Lounge and Upkeep Thread

Been on my face continuously for more than 30 years.

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh38/gt05254/grouseboy-1.jpg (http://s252.photobucket.com/user/gt05254/media/grouseboy-1.jpg.html)
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Forum: Fly Rods 01-03-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,206
Posted By gt05254
Re: Where Are Your Rods?

I built this rod rack for a friend:

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh38/gt05254/016-2.jpg (http://s252.photobucket.com/user/gt05254/media/016-2.jpg.html)

If you want to build one, there's a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-31-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By gt05254
Never too soon to start tying for next year's salmon season!

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh38/gt05254/fly%20tying/2015-12-032_zpszl6n6eje.jpg (http://s252.photobucket.com/user/gt05254/media/fly%20tying/2015-12-032_zpszl6n6eje.jpg.html)

Gary
Forum: Fly Reels 12-27-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By gt05254
Re: Vintage Reel Book Recommendations

I had the pleasure of getting to know Jim Brown while I was at the American Museum of Fly Fishing. His book, IMHO, is a must have:

A TREASURY OF REELS- THE FISHING REEL COLLECTION OF THE AMERICAN...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-25-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,199
Posted By gt05254
Re: What Did You Get for Christmas?

I did well: 2 half gallons of Famous Grouse Scotch, bottle of Oban single malt, bottle of 12 year old Porto, and a quart of Vermont Maple Syrup, grade extra fancy (the nice light stuff, first of the...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-25-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,199
Posted By gt05254
Re: What Did You Get for Christmas?

I put this shadow box together for Bridget's present (kit from Sawdust and Stitches):...
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-19-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By gt05254
Re: Thunder and Lightning Hairwing

I've switched to black kid goat for all my hairwings that call for a black wing. It ties in nicely, looks great in the water, and the fish seem to go for it, too.
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Forum: Fly Reels 12-16-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,774
Posted By gt05254
Re: Your Reel's Drag Response.....

I haven't trout fished in a couple years, but lots of atlantic salmon fishing. All I use are Hardy Marquis Salmon 1's and 2's. Clicker, dual spring and pawl with adjustable tension. Engages...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-15-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,067
Posted By gt05254
Re: What's your favorite fishing pic?

An easy choice for me for 2015:

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh38/gt05254/miramichi%20sept%202014/2014-09-212014-09-21001015_zps2c60df4c.jpg...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-31-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By gt05254
Re: These are always a great read; this one, one of the best.

Thank you for those kind words, Fred!
Gary
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 09-04-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,440
Posted By gt05254
Re: What Have You Been Tying Lately? Spey/Switch Edition

I did a blog post recently on my favorite flies. I've been tying a batch of all these for trips to the Miramichi in September and October:
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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-15-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By gt05254
favorite flies for atlantic salmon

Some photos from the latest post on my blog (atlantic salmon flies and the gifts they give us):
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Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By gt05254
Re: Miramichi July 2015

Thanks for the good words, guys. The same angler is in all those stills, my friend Bill D. from New York State.
Gary
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By gt05254
Re: Miramichi July 2015

Thanks, guys, we always have a blast!
Gary
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By gt05254
Miramichi July 2015

Thought you might enjoy some screen captures from one of the videos on my latest blog post about fishing the Miramichi this past month:
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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-20-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By gt05254
Re: Hairwings for atlantic salmon

Thanks all for the good words!
BTW, there is a fun video on the latest post on my blog about this project.

Gary
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-19-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By gt05254
Re: Hairwings for atlantic salmon

#55 is a shrimp pattern called "Life on Mars", originated by Brit Peter Kealey. I too really like shrimp patterns; they fish them often in the U.K. Here, not so much. But we should!

Don't know...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-19-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By gt05254
Hairwings for atlantic salmon

I'm doing the hairwing atlantic salmon flies (wets, streamers and shrimps) for Mike Valla's next book to be published by Stackpole next year. The book will cover the spectrum of hairwing flies for...
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 04-13-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By gt05254
Re: I just like hairwings

lol, yup, that mylar is a wonder drug! (private joke, guys). Favorite hook is Gamakatsu T10-6H. Strong, nice lines, nickel finish.

Glad you guys like the flies!
Gary
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 04-13-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By gt05254
Re: I just like hairwings

Don't know what the piece is that has beaver cuttings on both ends. Picked it up on the Miramichi a year or so ago...just knew I would like to take a pic of some flies on it someday. It's likely...
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 04-13-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By gt05254
I just like hairwings

and sunny days (finally!):

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh38/gt05254/book%20flies/2015-04-014_zpsz3n259j1.jpg...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-09-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By gt05254
Re: Salmon finally getting some protection in Canada

I agree with you about the fish farms, but disagree about "blame". I don't feel this is at all about blame; I don't see where anyone is blaming anglers for salmon declines. Rather, I see it as a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By gt05254
Re: Ice Dubbing Hare's Ear?

It's olive ice dub.
Gary
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-09-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By gt05254
Re: Salmon finally getting some protection in Canada

Yup, that was certainly some welcome news!
Gary
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By gt05254
Re: Ice Dubbing Hare's Ear?

I guarantee that ice dubbing works as a replacement for hare's ear. This is one of the most successful trout flies I tie:
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