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About DFoster

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  • Birthday 12/30/1965

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    Charlton MA

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  1. Norm that sucks. Fly shop products are supposed to be treated to prevent bug infestations from happening. Even so I do my best to reseal each bag after use because the weak link in the system is the person who treats the skins.
  2. That sucks Norm. When you get the replacement I hope you save a little $$ on your electric bill.
  3. Wow! That Brown is one to remember. Really nice fish so far Steve! I'm really sore as well but regrettably it was from working on my house this weekend and not from fishing.
  4. Where she left it is a popular fly fishing spot so I think whoever found it probably was a fly angler and would have been aware of its value. It's nice to know they made the correct decision and I believe by doing so something great will come there way. IMO no good would ever come from keeping something like that without first making an honest attempt to return it.
  5. Here's a couple of versions of a simple soft hackle- Two materials unless you count the thread. PARTRIDGE AND FLASH HOOK: FIREHOLE 633 1XL 2XG HEAVY NYMPH THREAD: #70 BLACK UNDER BODY: THREAD ABDOMEN/BODY: PEARL MYLAR TINSEL -ICE BLUE, LARGE HACKLE: PARTRIDGE HEAD: S.H. HARD AS NAILS PARTRIDGE AND FLASH – HOT ORANGE VARIANT HOOK: FIREHOLE 633 1XL 2XG HEAVY NYMPH THREAD: #70 HOT ORANGE UNDER BODY: THREAD ABDOMEN/BODY: PEARL MYLAR TINSLE -ICE BLUE, LARGE HACKLE: PARTRIDGE HEAD: S.H. HARD AS NAILS
  6. Good news everyone the missing rod and reel found it's way home. From Ken's blog- Two weeks ago we posted a notice of a lost T&T flyrod and a lost Bogdan reel. This blog has a good record of finding lost equipment but this was a special case. The rod/reel were the property of a woman's late husband and it had a ton of sentimental value. I also thought that the chance of reuniting this classic equipment were slim. But good things do happen. This morning I got an email from the owner that the rod/reel were returned and that she is very grateful to the local fly fishing community for spreading the word which resulted in this happy ending!
  7. Glad to see you having such a wonderful trip Steve- the fish are gorgeous!
  8. George It's never a bad thing to proceed with caution when it comes to computers. For most of us, including me, how these things do what they do is black magic. I can use one but I am no techie. Both my iPhone and laptop are the property of my employer and as it states in my employee handbook "may be monitored", the handbook doesn’t say by monitored by whom. Therefore, I never use either for banking, purchases or anything personal besides briefly storing a few photos which are off loaded to a remote hard drive. My wife handles all the scary stuff on her personal laptop and that allows helps me sleep well at night. I am planning on buying my own PC just as soon as I receive my 5 million dollar check from the Nigerian prince. 🤣
  9. DFoster

    Smokys

    My favorite fish to chase- those are beautiful!
  10. If she wasn't already addicted I'm sure she is now! Nice job!
  11. Another gorgeous pooch! My wife and I have been looking for a companion for our Oliver. He’s 3 and goes all of 25lbs. He loves other dogs. In the old days we would go to the local pound with $15 and walk away with a great dog in need of a loving home. But not since Covid, these days shelters want hundreds of dollars even for a mongrel assuming you can pass their “adoption” standards. We were told our yard must have a 6’ high fence. When I finished laughing I told them Oliver hates fences and for that matter leashes as they make it harder to catch squirrels. What’s wrong with these people?
  12. It depends on what your looking for out of the trip. If you want stellar fishing there are better area's in the country. I live in Massachusetts I have been to the Catskills but I have never fished the area. I'm told by the local fly shop guides that have fished the storied places that they can be busy. Even so they recommend going because it's the fly fishing equivalent of getting to take a swing at Fenway Park or Wrigley Field. You'll be fishing on hallowed ground even if you have company with you. If you're used to having miles of river to yourself they told me there are many tributaries with small wild trout to be sought out. You also have the Fly Fishing hall of fame and museum and a lot of fly shops all nestled in the beautiful catskills- what's not to like? https://cffcm.com/facilities-grounds
  13. Wow what a pooch!. We dog sit my daughters Golden every so often. He loves to swim in our pool so to protect the filter system I always brush him out before he goes in. His undercoat makes a wonderful golden dubbing and has caught me Brook Trout. That got me to thinking what I could do with some of our cats under coat- just like that 15 years of building trust went down the tubes.
  14. I also have a love for fine tackle, and no, I can’t provide a single logical reason why. Tackle does not make the angler but to me and for some unexplainable reason nice tackle adds an undefinable level enjoyment to the sport. For others that’s not the case. The more pragmatic of us view the rod and reel as nothing more than a tool, it just needs to work. I almost always fish alone so my love of fine tackle is not driven from prideful boasting. It’s also not about income level. When buying anything, as a rule I generally try to buy the best that I can afford. I’m a working class guy who will do without until I save enough money to be able to get what I want. I do know a guy of means who fishes with gear that you would have a hard time giving away free at a yard sale. To each their own
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