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    Default Trout by a Hair

    I posted a link to a free fly tying manual a couple of days ago and the comments led me to reminisce about the various journeys a fly fishing life can take. According to Tom Whiting of Whiting Hackle, only 10-15% of fly fishers tie their own flies. I would wager that even fewer build their own rods. When I started fly fishing, I could not afford to buy a Fenwick HMG for myself and my wife so I bought 2 blanks and built the rods. There is a sense of accomplishment in catching a fish on a fly you tied with a rod you built yourself. But that pales in comparison to the fellow I am about to introduce, Norm Crisp.

    It is a long read but if you are game for it, Norm tell the story of how he caught a trout on a horse hair tippet just like Isaac Walton.

    Trout by a Hair
    Regards,

    Silver



    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

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    Silver
    That was a great story, thanks for sharing.
    What made it more interesting for me is that I have fished the Encampment river and the Hog Park section when I lived in Laramie, but I never caught anything big in Hog Park, but it was fun none the less.
    Larry


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    Fun read...imagine how good his day would have been if he had used two horse hairs?
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    Another blast from the for me, Silver. It was good to read it again. I don't think I ever met Norm. I don't remember ever meeting him at any of NECs or the other claves I attended.

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