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  1. That is a cool site, thanks for the link and the hints. Funny story, I flunked Latin Freshman year in HS. Had to go to summer school, came back in the fall knowing all my "declentions" and was like a Latin wiz...blew my burnout friends minds! Darned if I can decipher any of it now.
  2. Thanks FlyKid, I'm pretty sure you are correct based on what I see on the web, no that you have named it.
  3. I took the picture on my way to work and didn't realize how crappy it came out until I got there and uploaded the pictures to email. I will try to snap another, thanks for the info!
  4. LOL, had to google Art Flick.
  5. Thanks! Maybe I will put some of those old Salmon flies to good use!
  6. Its a 1 dram vial that is 45mm tall. I hear you about the camera, I have a nice one, but not lugging that in the stream. My cell phone is work issued, not sure if it has a macro mode, I'll have to check. The collecting thing is kind of fun and thought it may prove useful in tying, or maybe I've been watching my wife play animal crossing to much. Started a journal with your other suggestions, saw that in a book.
  7. I've read so much in the past month, not sure what or where I read it, but isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (only thing I had on hand) is not optimal b/c it makes the bugs brittle over time. What do you use or recommend and is it available anywhere?
  8. I am. Maybe I missed my calling as an etymologist. LOL. I had a bottle of alcohol, but nye impossible to find it in the stores now!
  9. Yes, yellow sally I'm pretty sure of it. # 1 was some a sort of Mayfly, looked amazingly like some of the flys in my dads collection. #4 and 5 were the same bug, He was/is huge.
  10. This is amazing info. I only referenced what I read, but you are right there in the thick of things. Thank God for the efforts of people like yourself!
  11. Thanks Daneal, Having fun and hope to tie up where things are missing.
  12. Holy crap! I'm not so sure that the fly imatation looks too much like one, but in another thread I was asking about a bug I caught and when I googled "Yellow Sally" this came up: And this is what I caught at the stream: So cool! Thanks for the info, its a stonefly for sure. Its all coming together. LOL.
  13. So, I went out this weekend to my local stream. Fell right on my tailbone, caught a tree or two, and a few submerged twigs. Good news is I'm starting to get better at roll casting and having fun getting to know the stream and environment. Best news of all, I caught a couple of bugs! This guys looked just like a Mayfly imitation, like an adams or light cahill...couldn't believe it. He was small as hell, and I may have messed him up a bit trying to get a picture This one flew right on to my leg where I swooped him up. Don't know what he is?? Could this be the Sulfur hatch I have read about in FFLD county CT? This big guy was hanging out near the edge of the stream, maybe he isn't even aquatic? Thanks to all for all the tremendous help the users on this site provide, you've all been amazing. Larry
  14. Thanks for the info. The efforts, I believe, were after my dad stopped fishing, but I'm sure he was dreaming of a road trip up north. Most of the feedback I have heard from CT is that the Salmon efforts have not taken hold very well, and there are obstacles (damming of rivers) and such that makes it hard for them to spawn or follow their natural instincts. I have heard of some success...a shame, would love salmon fishing to be local!
  15. Hi flytire, I'm in Trumbull. Do you ever get down this way?
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