Well, it's damn COLD! I say this with a grin as it was quite a cold day today given the wind that accompanied a thermometer that struggled to reach 55. I attended a Pine Creek Watershed Council meeting that took place at pavilion #1 in Colton State Park this morning. That was a bit nippy! … Continue reading Friday Night Flies Presents… Not a Hair Outta Place Fly Tying – and… an Excursion from last Weekend for Harry!
Opening Up Alright, this is either early or late - sue me, or better yet, fire me. So, this post could be about, a) communicating with someone and being less reserved, b) businesses opening their doors again in an effort to get back to normal, c) making a trip to the cabin for the first … Continue reading Not a Hair Outta Place Fly Tying Presents – Friday Night Flies
Emergers! Last post I mentioned that I thought I'd get into tying some generic emergers next. Compared to the extended body parachute ties I was doing a week or so ago, these tie so easily! Less materials and they just seem to tie up really quickly. I'm just tying up a very generic emerger sort … Continue reading ‘Not A Hair Outta Place Fly Tying’ Presents… Friday Night Flies!
Try to not get your knickers in a bunch as I have been making an adjustment on my extended body tie and wanted to post it - but did not think it was worthy of a posting on it's own. So, I unpublished the post from Friday and am republishing it here. The last picture … Continue reading Not a Hair Outta Place Fly Tying Presents… Friday Night Flies!
Nothing new as far as style of fly tied this past week. Just thought I'd present a couple of 'Group Photos' of the collection though. A couple of dozen each - maybe they'll last the season - then again, with any luck maybe not! An older version of a caddis tied a few years ago. … Continue reading Same Flies – Group Photo/s
The year was 1959 when high school senior Jed Grove was invited to go to Slate Run. The dwelling where Jed stayed still exists up the hill past Hotel Manor. At this time Slate Run was stocked and Jed was introduced to fishing Slate Run to those stocked fish. However, Jed’s next stay in Slate … Continue reading How Did We Get Here – Jed Grove
Friday Night Flies Alright! It's not Friday night so sue me! Better yet, fire me! I hope to present these sorts of things, articles, stories, posts - maybe even on a Friday night in the future. Time just got away from me this past week. So, here we are - Tuesday. Maybe the experience of … Continue reading Not A Hair Out Of Place Fly Tying Presents…
I posted Hugh Wenger's story yesterday and got an email from Kyle Bunce - with his story on how he got to the area. While Kyle is not an SRS member, I'll shoot him an email and start working on him to see if he'd like to join us. Kyle's story follows: I’d like to … Continue reading How Did We Get Here – Kyle Bunce
This "How Did We Get Here?" story comes from fellow SRS member and Trustee Hugh Wenger. Hugh started coming to Slate Run in the mid 1970’s at the invitation of a college friend. But we're getting ahead of ourselves a little - let's back up several years. Now this is just my opinion - I … Continue reading How Did We Get Here – Hugh Wenger (updated)
Ron Dilbone was not a member of Slate Run Sportsmen. I met him many years ago while attending a fly tying show that used to be held in Southfield, Michigan. Not remembering the exact year - I believe it was in the early 2000s when we initially met. Ron showed me the following technique to … Continue reading Ron Dilbone – August 1936 – December 2020