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  1. When I was young in Ontario, we called them shiners.
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    I live my life with the principle of respect being upper most. I strive to be respectful in all situations and also unabashedly demand respect from others. Respect for the environment is important. A grown person, too lazy to carry out their trash is an example of ignorance or the selfishness that seems to be more pervasive now. Where I live, if I can see you, you are too close for fishing on this stream. Certainly do not start in the pool I am fishing. I will always stand back and often offer to let others fish thru. Politely explaining/educating that they are spooking the fish I have been working and they won't see as they wade thru. They get out and go around or u turn next time. Actually, the only reason I responded to Mark's query is the fish handling of the holier than thou C&R (or ordinary) crowd that have to take a photo of every fish. Sure, there is much advise on how to do this with minimal harm, and most are keeping up with what style is acceptable on the net today so as not to be sh1t on by the keyboard warriors. My question is why do you need a photo of every fish? These memories do also exist without a digital version.
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    Time on the water

    I chase trout and salmon from April to Dec. My local is only 15 min away and I get in 2 or 3 hrs before work, a few times a week. 1 or 2 evenings further afield and all day Sunday. Some weeks I don't see her awake until Saturday. Call her a trout widow.
  4. Looks fantastic Steve. Thanks.
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    Mayfly I.D. Please

    Around here, we call that one something small and black.
  6. I do the same with trout flies. Weighted flies get a red head or red band on the head. 👍👍🎣🎣😎😎 Can someone tell me wtf this means?
  7. That is funny Mike! I have a standing order for squirrel tails from my nephews. They don't let the squirrel go.
  8. SilverCreek, I make my life more complicated by comparing the material's colour on the hook when wet to the bug being imitated. Some dubbings change colour drastically when dunked.
  9. I like Ollie. Learned a lot watching his tying and fishing videos.
  10. Warren Duncan ties a Rusty Rat c/w a Robert Service poem. This is poor quality home video of a tv program. For someone of Dunc's renown, and having made hours of community cable shows, etc. I'm surprised that more video is not available easily. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OwyDwZAHHo
  11. Bryant Freeman ties a Carter Bug.
  12. Yeah, Shady Lady is basically a black green machine. We fish small green machines with and without tails for brookies. For many years my salmon fishing choice was buck bugs or bombers Bryant Freeman turned me onto Carter Bugs. I don't tie them. A trip to his shop or a show and have his ties c/w great story or some well worded bs is part of the fun.
  13. cphubert, we call this fly The Shady Lady. I like it exactly as you tie it. Tied in small sizes they are great for brook trout also.
  14. I smoked Drum tobacco. Similar price to a pouch of Players or Export A. 50g pouch was about 50 cigarettes. I think is was closer to $28 in the end while regular tailor mades were north of $133 per carton (200) two years ago when I checked. Drum was 50 cents a pouch when I first started and papers were included. If you saved your dimes for the school lunchroom milk, you could buy a pouch on Friday.
  15. Good on you Steve! May 1 will be 4 years tobacco free for me. (I didn't give up all the smoke.) My tobacco pouch was over $26 a day when I quit. Sin taxes make tobacco and alcohol very expensive here, but heart attack care is still free.
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