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Friday, September 29, 2017
Good morning, good coffee and a few different flies....
Today is National Coffee Day, and I'm celebrating with several cups of my favorite brew. It's Nantucket Blend from Green Mountain Coffee. I enjoy it black, for that's the way to really get the true taste of coffee, "my opinion only"....you know when you open a bag of coffee and you are greeted with that gorgeous smell, well that's how black coffee tastes. Lots of great deals out there today at local coffee sellers....go for it folks.
Here is an interesting pattern. I found this in a book given to me by a faithful follower of this blog. The book is "Limestone Legends"...the pattern is called the "Madsen". The fly was originated by Michigan angler Earl Madsen. The fly found favor on the famous limestone streams of Pennsylvania. They say the fly is perfect for those warm summer days when the fish would take it as a land based insect that had been blown into the water.
And seeing how we are headed south at least from Connecticut here is another pattern from the southern Appalachians. The fly is called "Corey's Calf Tail"....the caption in the book calls it a "great" attractor fly...it's said it fishes well at dusk and in larger sizes.