Thursday, January 23, 2014

Baby it's cold.

The thermometer on the deck this AM is reading 7, not even the birds are responding to the fresh seed I placed there. With this cold fishing is on hold, even the thoughts of some scouting seem to be a far off thought. Later I'll tie a few streamers, and clean a reel or two, or I might even replace a washer in the bathroom faucet. For now I'm going to post a few photos that I am fond of. I hope you'll enjoy them. An old coke machine. It's still in use at the Granville General Store. They also have some awesome cheddar.


A fly shop from yesterday. On the banks of the Housatonic River in Connecticut.


A streamer, is this how a fish sees this offering.


This quaint fly shop is is located on the banks of the Lackawaxen River in Pennsylvania. This is a shop and river I have visited often.


The "Housatonic Special" a Forgotten Fly, created by Walt Stockman.


A small stream wild brown trout. Its beauty and power are clearly shown.









22 comments:

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      Small fly shops are like old diners.

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  2. That Streamer - the Housatonic Special - is such a cool fly. You dont see good old bucktails very often anymore it seems... and they are really great flies.

    Be well
    Will

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    1. Hibernation,
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      Will there are a few of the "classic" bucktails still in use, one that comes to mind is Art Flicks "Black Nosed Dace".

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  3. We are in the deep freeze for a while Al. You posts are reminders of warmer weather! Again beautiful.

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    1. TROUT1,
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      Going through some of last years photos to try to warm myself.

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  4. Alan
    Such a creative post with all the old stuff I really enjoy looking at and reading about. I can’ believe how vivid the colors are on those brook trout up there. I hope those old stores and fly shops stay around for the next generation. Thanks for sharing
    By the way so impressed with your header image!!

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      Those shops and stores have a tough go of it. Most just about make enough. Several do it now for the love of it.
      That header pic is Jim's Brook.

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    1. TexWisGirl,
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      I love those places. Lots of penny candy, and US made flies.

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  6. Wonderful photos! I may have to look for that little fly shop some day.

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    1. Bill,
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      If you speak of the one in PA, I believe the town is Rowlands.

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  7. Quaint, is very true! Lovely pictures they all are. Those small shops, I bet, sure hold a lot of stories of the rivers.

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    1. Mel Moore,
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      Very true Mel. So many years, so many anglers, and stories that could fill several books.

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  8. Some great summertime pictures for a cold day! I remember visiting the Housatonic Meadows shop the first time I fished the Housatonic

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    1. Mark,
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      Nice little shop. If the river were closer I might put some time on it. "Big Water" for sure.

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  9. the last streamer looks great! I am sure we will get some nicer weather soon

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    1. Savage,
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      Every day brings us closer to better days.

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  10. These are just the medicine the doctor ordered. Wonderful pictures Alan.

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    1. Howard,
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      That little shop in PA probably sold a few Eagle Claw fly rods in the day.

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  11. I like the look of the Housatonic Special. It reminds me of fran's bucktail streamer but with calftail for the tail.

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    1. LQN,
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      That it does. And they work.

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